With the OnePlus 3 launch just around the corner, the offering isn’t failing to grab headlines. The company has also been known for its marketing given that the invite-only system had managed to garner much attention to a new entrant in the smartphone space.
Now with the invite-only set up out of the way, the company has introduced a “Blind Sale” of the OnePlus 3. According to a report on SlashGear, the “Blind Sale” involves pre-ordering the device even before it has been officially announced. So, the buyers will be completely unaware of the specs and even the final price. The image on the website is that of the packaged smartphone and the price listed is at 2,999 RMB (approx. AU$621).
The company has shared that this isn’t the final price and those pre-ordering the device will be refunded once the price of the device has been announced. OnePlus will be putting up 1,000 of the unannounced smartphone up for grabs during this promotional offer.
So far there has been a number of leaks giving fans a good idea of what the offering may appear like. There has also been enough said about the specs on the 2016 OnePlus smartphone. As noted by GSM Arena, the device is expected to house a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It is said to sport a 5.5-inch 1080p display embedded in a 152.6mm x 74.6mm x 7.3mm chassis.
As for the cameras, the report indicates a 16MP primary one and an 8MP front-facing snapper. It is being widely believed that the handset will be made available in four variants. Starting at the lower rung, the 4GB RAM variant will have storage options of 32GB and 64GB. Alternatively, buyers can also pick between 6GB RAM models with the 32GB or 64GB storage. However, there is no word on what model will be made available in the “Blind Sale.”
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