OnePlus 3 release date revealed in customer service gaffe – report

If you’re desperate to know when the OnePlus 3 will be unveiled, the wait may finally be over.

A OnePlus representative has quietly revealed the OnePlus 3 launch date, according to the testimony of one Android Authority reader. The anonymous OnePlus fan was reportedly talking to a customer service representative, and asked when the OnePlus 3 launch would take place. The rep is said to have confirmed Tuesday, June 14, 2016, as the official launch date.

The customer was actually initially enquiring about the Loop VR, a virtual reality headset launched by OnePlus earlier this week. The headset, now sold out, was given away for free to customers on a first-come, first-served basis. Those with the headsets will be able to watch the OnePlus 3 launch in 360-degree video format through the new Loop VR platform.

Here’s a screenshot of the conversation:

oneplus

The OnePlus 3 experience, it seems, will take place on June 14. This isn’t a new trick, mind; OnePlus did the same sort of VR launch experience with last year’s OnePlus 2 debut. It’s also worth noting that OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei pledged a pre-July release earlier this year, so the June 14 launch date isn’t surprising. However, this is just a report, so take it with due caution.

The OnePlus 3 is expected to feature a 5.5-inch Full HD display, a Snapdragon 820 processor, 64GB of storage, a 16-megapixel camera, an NFC chip (finally), and Google’s Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system skinned with the custom-built OxygenOS.

Related: Best Android Smartphones 2016

Best Smartphone 2016: What’s the #1 phone right now?

What would you like to see from the OnePlus 3? Let us know in the comments.

Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links. Tell us what you think – email the Editor