OnePlus facing a huge shortage of AMOLED displays to produce the OnePlus 3, and a new rumour suggests that the company might be planning to make a new version of the phone with a new processor and a new display.
According to a GizmoChina report, there is a big backlog of orders (in markets like US) that OnePlus is unable to fulfill because of the short supply of AMOLED display. The report adds inputs from a supply chain source of the company stating that OnePlus will be stopping the production of the OnePlus 3, and might end up using LCD panels instead on newer version of the device. The new version is expected to be called the OnePlus 3S, or OnePlus 3 Plus.
The new OnePlus 3 model will not just get a new display, but most likely also feature the new Snapdragon 821 chipset. The company’s CEO had said earlier that OnePlus will be focusing on just one smartphone this year. If the company is unable to maintain the phone’s supply as against its demand, there might just be credibility to this rumour. However, it is still just a rumour and should be taken as such.
OnePlus 3 was launched in India in June 2016 as an Amazon exclusive. The phone features a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with an Adreno 530 GPU. It comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. The primary camera on the device is 16MP with OIS and LED flash, while the front camera features an 8MP sensor. The 3000 mAh non-removable battery features Dash Charge that charges the phone to 60 per cent in 30 minutes.
OnePlus recently launched a Soft Gold colour variant of the phone in India in September. OnePlus 3 was launched in India in graphite colour variant at Rs 27,999.