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OnePlus 3 leaks yet again – HTC lookalike incoming?


HTC One M9

Yesterday, we reported on images depicting a supposed OnePlus 3 handset. Today, shots of an identical phone have leaked out online.

It’s looking ever likelier that the OnePlus 3 will mimic the design of the HTC One M9 in part, as new images seem to reveal a very familiar looking – and yet unreleased – OnePlus smartphone. Tech blog PhoneArena first published the images, claiming they had been submitted via e-mail.


There’s little to discern from the new images other than the fact that the back-plate of the OnePlus 3 could very well look like last year’s HTC flagship. The front of the phone, meanwhile, appears to be a rehash of 2015’s OnePlus 2.


Nevertheless, these leaks are tough to verify, which means such images should be taken with due caution. While the OnePlus 3 could certainly look like the phone depicted in this latest leak, it wouldn’t be too tough to fake such images.

The OnePlus 3 is expected to be announced within the coming weeks. The new handset is rumoured to feature a 5.5-inch display, a Snapdragon 820 chip, 4GB of RAM, and a 16-megapixel camera. It’s not clear whether the OnePlus 3 will be sold via the egregious invitation-only system used for all three previous OnePlus smartphones to date – here’s hoping it’s not.

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May 11, 2016, 12:04 am

If that "is" the one+3, the back looks way more like a Huawei Mate 7 or 8 than any HTC. Whoever writes these "copying" expose's apparently isn't very well exposed to what's out there, cause I see these kinds of erroneous comparisons on other sites trying to call out copying of iphones, etc. and most are way off base. BGR comes to mind.

Sundar B

May 11, 2016, 7:43 am

grr... worst design frm op3.. hope this remains as rumour and not original and final op3... if this is tru.. i am not going to buy this.. instead we have lot of options like honor v8, zuk z2 etc....


May 11, 2016, 4:09 pm

Really? what a boring design. I thought Oneplus was supposed to be of a premium quality? this will just get lost in the crowd of shoddy looking phones. Having a great spec is good, but design sells.

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