The OnePlus 3 release date is believed to be set for June 14. With the help of its own VR Loop headset, the high-tech unveiling of the smartphone is said to set a benchmark. The all new OnePlus 3 will be announced in the immersive virtual world, confirmed the company.

The successor to the OnePlus 2 has already passed through US certification site FCC (Federal Communications Commission). The OnePlus 3 has also been certified by Chinese telecommunications regulatory authority TENNA, indicating an imminent release of the device.

Let us round up the most speculated specs and features of the forthcoming OnePlus 3 smartphone:

Design and Display

Rumors are rife that the upcoming OnePlus 3 will come packed with a metallic design and overhauled specs and features. With a Full HD 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution screen, the smartphone will sport a 5.5-inch display.

Prevailing rumors suggest that the new OnePlus 3 will be shipped with a fingerprint scanner embedded in its home button.

Processor and Storage

Based on the RAM and internal storage capacity, the OnePlus 3 will arrive in two variants. The 32GB storage model will be paired with 4GB of RAM, whereas the 64GB variant will come packed with 6 GB of RAM.

Both the variants will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 820 chipset which includes a quad-core 2.15GHz CPU and Adreno 530 GPU for the graphics.

It is worth noting that the OnePlus 2 is powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor. It is also shipped with two different RAM configurations – 3GB and 4GB paired with 16GB and 64GB internal storage respectively.

Battery and Camera

The OnePlus 3 will house a generous 3,000mAh battery to keep the lights on. The battery unit of the device has been downsized as compared to its predecessor hosting a 3,300mAh battery.

A 16-megapixel rear-facing camera will be there, accompanied by an 8MP selfie shooter, as reported by Gadgets 360.

Operating System and Connectivity Options

The device will reportedly come with Google’s latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system pre-installed. OnePlus 3 is also expected to arrive with a USB Type-C connector. Other connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth, USB and GPS.

Price

Better known as the “2015 flagship killer,” the OnePlus 2 price started at US$349 (AU$480). The unannounced OnePlus 3 is said to be cheaper than its predecessor and said to arrive with a base price of 1999 yuan (AU$417) in China, reports Trusted Reviews.

The company is yet to confirm the official OnePlus 3 release date.