OnePlus Says the OnePlus 3 Won't Require Invites
OnePlus is on the verge of announcing the OnePlus 3, its third-generation smartphone. The company plans to reveal the phone in full during a virtual event scheduled for June 14. OnePlus says the phone will be shown in a virtual reality space called The Loop (app download required). Consumers interested in the OnePlus 3 will be able to buy it directly from OnePlus on the day of its announcement — no invitations required. OnePlus has long relied on invitations to manage supply and demand. The company said it is confident it can meet demand for the OnePlus 3 without invitations. The June 14 event starts at 12:30pm Eastern Time, with online sales at OnePlus.net following at 3:00pm. OnePlus didn't provide any details about the phone itself.
The OnePlus 3 boasts top-level specs and performance, but is more affordable than you might think. Those interested in exploring the unlocked Android market will find a lot to like in the OnePlus 3.
Jun 14, 2016
OnePlus today announced its third-generation flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 3. The 3 features a sleek, unibody design milled from a single block of aluminum and it measures 7.3mm thick.
Jul 31, 2018
OnePlus say its OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T phones will both be updated to Android P. The company had originally said updates for these phones, which are two years old, would stop with Android Oreo.
Oct 16, 2017
OnePlus has made OxygenOS Open Beta 25, based on Android 8 Oreo, available to the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones. Owners of these phones can, if they wish, download the beta build for pre-release testing.
Sep 26, 2017
OnePlus recently made the OxygenOS 4.5 system update available to its 2016 OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones. The platform puts the 3/3T on feature parity with the newer OnePlus 5 flagship the company released in June.
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Motorola and ASUS gotta be putting the pinch on OnePlus at this point with immediate availability and tons of customization options.