It seems like OnePlus is working on a refreshed version of OnePlus 3 smartphone. A mysterious smartphone bearing model number OnePlus A3010 has received 3C Certification in China. For those who are unaware, CCC certification (compulsory) in China tells consumers that the product has been properly test and is safe for use.
OnePlus 3 has model number A3000, thus the A3010 listing indicates that this could be some variant of the OnePlus 3 since variants of OnePlus 2 were numbered as A2001,A2003, and such. Co-founder Carl Pei noted in a blog post yesterday that there is a one month delay on shipping the One Plus 3 because of a shortage of AMOLED screens.
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. 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.
Perhaps the A3010 is merely a version of the OnePlus 3 with an LCD panel? Well, 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.
This unknown Oneplus phone could very well be called OnePlus 3S or OnePlus 3 Plus and be a slightly updraged version of the OnePlus 3 with a Snapdragon 821 processor inside. But then again, OnePlus vowed to keep OnePlus 3 their priority and it wouldn’t make much sense for them to come up with a new phone when they’re already unable to meet the demands for their latest phone. So, what’s the deal here? We should probably wait for Carl Pei (co-founder of OnePlus) to confirm the facts if he chooses to.