For those who still have reservations on which phablet available on the market to purchase, another option is in the pipeline and it is from Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus. Just fresh from the release of its flagship killer, the OnePlus 3, the mainland China-based company is reportedly working on a larger variant.
According to PhoneArena, analyst Pan Jiutang has hinted that a OnePlus 3 Plus is coming soon. With the addition of the word “Plus” on its name, it is possible that the handset could be rocking a bumped up screen. The phone-centric site says the upcoming handset could come with a 6-inch display with 1440 x 2560 screen resolution.
In addition, PhoneArena claims that the larger screen size would also mean an increase in the size of its battery pack, so it’s possible that the OnePlus 3 variant could have a 3,900 mAh battery. Other specs and features are speculated to include the Snapdragon 821 SoC and the dual camera setup that is growing to be very popular among smartphone makers at present.
Since OnePlus has yet to confirm this, however, consumers are advised to take the news with a grain of salt. It can be noted that in August, a OnePlus 3 mini was also rumored to be in the works after a device that suggests the existence of the mini variant appeared on GFXBench. However, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei shut down the rumor quickly by debunking the reports.
Currently, OnePlus is selling its flagship killer, the OnePlus 3, which is armed with a quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip, 6GB of RAM and a 3,000 mAh battery. In terms of performance, the device is as impressively fast as the LG G5 and the HTC 10, as per Expert Reviews.
By building solid smartphones one after another, the Chinese company is growing steadily in the recent years. Thus, many are anticipating its next release. IBTimes UK repots that for next year, the company could be building a OnePlus 4 device that could sport a display with the size ranging from 5.5 inches to 6 inches. This is pretty in line with what Pei said recently that “it’s too hard to fit a big enough battery into a 5-inch device.”