When you put two and two together, you might get to see yet another high-end phone, that would sit on top of the currently available OnePlus 3. Peter also told us that the company doesn’t have a plan for a mainstream phone either, making it obvious that, if launched, the OnePlus 3T would be more powerful than the OnePlus 3 phone.
The Snapdragon 821 is a faster chip compared to Snapdragon 820, and you can expect that the CPU and GPU could be around 10 percent faster. The new phone will stick with the AMOLED screen and Peter told us that the phone design, camera performance and usability are the three key things that are in the OnePlus design philosophy.
The device A3010 was found in the China’s equivalent to a FCC (China Compulsory Certification (3C)) and was the only solid lead that sparked the talks. OnePlus will focus on the western market as well as China and it remains to be seen if it will come out with an updated version of the phone soon.
Bear in mind that Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 powered phones are expected to ship in Q1 2017 and we strongly believe that OnePlus 4 or whatever the company ends up calling it, will be one of many Snapdragon 830 powered devices.