According to the rumor mill, OnePlus is currently gearing up to release an OnePlus 3 variant dubbed the OnePlus 3T. It seems that OnePlus is faced with a shortage of AMOLED panels, so the upcoming handset is expected to fix this problem by rocking a LCD screen instead.
While we wait for the OnePlus 3T to show its face into the world, information about the upcoming OnePlus 4 has made its way online.
The folks at AndroidPure have been doing a bit of digging on Weibo and unearth a few, exciting info nuggets. According to the report the OnePlus 4 should be released as soon as this summer (June-July) and will make a debut with Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon 830 onboard.
It has been speculated around the web that Samsung will be in charge of the Snapdragon 830 production which is based on the 10nm process. The Korean tech giant announced it was starting mass production of its 10nm FinFET chips a few weeks ago, so it makes sense.
But some whispers claim Samsung has fallen behind schedule, so Qualcomm is looking to switch partners and take its business to TSMC. This theory is a bit problematic given the fact TSMC hasn’t started mass producing its 10nm chips yet. It remains to be seen what Qualcomm will eventually end up choosing.
Coming back to the current rumor, the Snapdragon 830 expected to power the next OnePlus 4 will run at 3.0GHz clock speed and will feature an Adreno 620 GPU inside. The phone will take advantage of the services of a 4,000 mAh battery and will ship out with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
Previous rumors claimed the OnePlus 4 might bundle a whopping 8GB of RAM and a venerable 23MP camera. However, these are just speculations at this point, so you better take the info with a healthy grain of salt.
For the time being, we’re awaiting the release of the OnePlus 3T which should be an improved version of the current OnePlus 3. The phone should launch with a QHD display, Snapdragon 821, 6GB of RAM and a $480 price-tag. This is $80 extra than what users have been paying for the OnePlus 3.