When the OnePlus 3 was announced in the middle of June, the Chinese smartphone maker confirmed that their latest flagship will be available for purchase in two colors: Graphite and Soft Gold. Needless to say, the Graphite OnePlus 3 has already been released but as far as its golden counterpart is concerned, prospective buyers have been left waiting for a more concrete launch date. Fortunately, the latest happenings on the Chinese social network Weibo strongly hint at what could be an imminent release of the Soft Gold OnePlus 3.
More specifically, over the past couple of days the official OnePlus One Weibo page has been sharing teaser images depicting the golden flagship from various angles. In other words, the images we've bundled in the gallery below originate from "the" official source – OnePlus themselves – which should indicate that the company is making the necessary preparations for the variant's release, all the while teasing its arrival to fans of the brand. There's little else to be said in regards to the device – other than the obvious change in color – and we expect the OnePlus 3 to carry the same hardware specifications regardless of its paint job. For readers who may want to refresh their memory, the OnePlus 3 is equipped with a 5.5-inch AMOLED display featuring a resolution of 1920 x 1080 which results in a pixel density of 401 pixels per inch, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC paired with an Adreno 530 graphics chip, as well as the dual-core Kryo CPU clocked at up to 1.6 GHz, coupled with an additional dual-core unit operating at frequencies of up to 2.15 GHz per core. Moreover, the smartphone incorporates a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization, an 8-megapixel front-facing sensor, 64 GB of internal memory which should provide enough storage for plenty photos and videos, and a whopping 6 GB of RAM.
There have been rumors to suggest that the OnePlus 3 could arrive in more than two colors beyond Graphite and Soft Gold. However, those rumors were put to bed by OnePlus in late June, and as yet it appears that the Soft Gold variant will be the only addition to the OnePlus 3's color range. Fortunately, seeing how OnePlus is teasing the device, it should hit the market sooner rather than later.