The OnePlus 3 has been all over the news lately. The company’s new flagship is in high demand ever since it became available back in June. The company actually had to stop accepting orders in certain countries for a month in order to catch up to the demand. That period had passed a while back, and the device is currently available for purchase once again, though it is taking OnePlus quite a bit of time to ship the device your way, you’ll have to wait for about a month if you order it now. So, what’s the deal? Well, it seems like the company is having issues securing enough AMOLED panels, as many of you know, the OnePlus 3 sports a 5.5-inch FullHD Optic AMOLED display, and there’s a shortage of AMOLED displays out in the market.
That being said, a rumor surfaced recently saying that the company plans to stop manufacturing the OnePlus 3, and turn to a new model instead, the OnePlus 3 Plus, an even more powerful device which will ship with a QHD LCD panel. The company denied that the OnePlus 3 production is stopping, and the company’s CEO basically denied that a new phone with an LCD display is coming. Now, in light of all this, a new listing has surfaced in China. This listing comes from China’s 3C authority, and as you can see the OnePlus A3010 is mentioned here, which could suggest a new handset is inbound, maybe the rumored OnePlus 3S / OnePlus 3 Plus? Now, the company’s CEO did say that the following on the company’s forums “AMOLED > LCD”, which suggests that we won’t see a smartphone with an LCD display, but what about a new phone with an AMOLED panel? Well, if this listing is anything to go by, OnePlus could be getting ready to release a new smartphone, though that still sounds quite unlikely.
The OnePlus 3 has been an immense success for the company, and even though it might make sense to make a new variant of the device with an LCD display, Carl Pei’s recent post denies that. On the other hand, it wouldn’t exactly make much sense for OnePlus to release another phone considering they vowed to keep the OnePlus 3 their priority, and had also said earlier this year that the OnePlus X’s successor won’t be announced (at least not in 2016). So, what’s the deal here? Well, we’ll have to wait and see.