There have been numerous leaks of the OnePlus 3 in the past few weeks, and all that remains are official confirmation of the launch date, pricing, and the status of the invite system. Well, the co-founder of OnePlus, Carl Pei, has confirmed all but one of these details.
According to Pei’s post on the OnePlus forum, the OnePlus 3 will be launching in VR on the 14th of June. He also elaborated that the controversial invite system will no longer be in place. In fact, all future OnePlus products will be invite-free forever. Pei said that OnePlus has reached point where it feels confident in offering its devices without any invite from day one.
This is certainly great news for those who are not fond of the invite system. That said, there may still be issues with the general availability of the device when it is launched; it still remains to be seen if OnePlus can cope with demands for the OnePlus 3, assuming it is an attractive smartphone. Considering the fact that Pei mentioned in an interview several months ago about wanting to bring back the excitement of the OnePlus One, the third iteration of the smartphone may just be as compelling.
The OnePlus 3 will be launched in virtual reality on the 14th of June at 12.30PM Eastern Time; it will be 12.30AM on 15 June for us Malaysians. It’ll be interesting to see if the official specifications of the OnePlus 3 are similar to the ones listed in the device’s TENAA certification.
(Source: OnePlus Forum)