Wait! What’s with OEMs launching smartphones that tend to look like the iPhone 6/6 plus design? Although HTC accused iPhone of stealing their design, Apple made a better use of the design.
While most people (including myself) actually thinks Apple isn’t innovative these days with the case of the recently launched iPhone SE and the leaked design of the iPhone 7, I actually think the company inspires a handful of OEMs.
OnePlus’ 2016 flagship smartphone, OnePlus 3 sure looks like an Android version of the iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus. It kinda also looks like the newly launched HTC 10 smartphone.
Looking at the back of the device, the difference in design would be the camera placement as well as the LED flash placement. However, that replicas the newly launched Samsung Galaxy C5/C7 (except for the flash placement) which was also believed to have copied designs from Apple’s iPhones.
Under the smartphone, what you find there are inline with Apple’s iPhone 6. The speakers, charging port as well as the 3.5mm jack. The only difference is that the OnePlus 3 places them in reverse form.
Fortunately, the OnePlus 3 features cool specs. By cool specs, you are looking at 6GB RAM, Snapdragon 820 processor, 64GB internal storage. Although there are a handful of smartphones powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor, you’d hardly find one with a whooping 6GB of RAM that’s widely available in the market. Other specs includes 16 megapixels rear camera with Sony IMX 298 sensor and sporting a 1.12μm pixels. A 5.5 inch FHD Amoled display with a pixel density of 401ppi.
Under the hood, the device runs android marshmallow OS and oh! The OnePlus 3 features an 8 megapixels front facing camera and on top of all these specs, there is a 3000mAh battery.
Interestingly, the OnePlus 3 smartphone costs just around $400 and it’s currently available in over 31 countries.