News: OnePlus 3 Leak Shows a Better Screen & NFC—But Smaller Battery

OnePlus 3 Leak Shows a Better Screen & NFC—But Smaller Battery

We've got some new information about the upcoming OnePlus 3, thanks once again to leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks). According to him, the phone will sport a 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 820 SoC, 64 GB of internal storage, and a 16-megapixel rear camera. Also, for the first time, OnePlus's flagship line will include an NFC chip, so you'll finally be able to use digital wallet apps like Android Pay.

Image by Evan Blass/Twitter

One thing that won't be upgraded, however, is the battery. The OnePlus 3 will come with a 3,000 mAh battery, which is smaller than the 3,300 mAh battery found in the OnePlus 2. It's an interesting move, considering how important battery life is to most smartphone users. Hopefully the difference in battery size will be offset by the AMOLED display, which are generally more battery efficient.

Last week, Blass tweeted this image of what the OnePlus 3 will look like, complete with the return of a dedicated alert slider. The front-facing camera is rumored to shoot 8 MP pictures.

Image by Evan Blass/Twitter

OnePlus cofounder Carl Pei said in an interview with CNET en español that the handset should be available by the end of June. No price has been set yet, but a Weibo leaker claimed that the unit should start at a very-affordable $310.

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