OnePlus 3 to pack 3500mAh battery, new Dash Charge technology

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The OnePlus 3 is all set to be the recipient of a bigger battery than its predecessor if a new report out of China is to be believed. The company seems to focusing on battery skills with its new handset, what with an earlier leak hinting at a new technology dubbed Dash Charge.

My Drivers now reports that the OnePlus 3 will pack a 3500mAh battery, an upgrade over the previous model’s 3300mAh. It doesn’t seem like much, but could prove to make a difference in the long run if the accompanying Snapdragon 820 processor proves to more efficient than the older handset’s Snapdragon 810 SoC.

To recall, the OnePlus 2 did not carry fast charging capabilities inspite of running on the aforementioned CPU equipped with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology. A fresh set of speculation now suggests that the China-based brand is working on its own Dash Charge feature to power up the upcoming device quickly.

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As spotted by PocketNow, OnePlus had filed for trademark protection for the term Dash Charge in the US back in April. The application was accompanied by a logo with a lightning bolt on top of the D, hinting that it does have something to with power. There aren’t any clues as to what it could turn out to be, so we’ll have to wait till the phone gets officially launched to find out.

In the meanwhile, GizmoChina has come out with its own batch of rumors alleging that the OnePlus 3 will be priced at CNY 1999 or $310 and come in two variants. One may flaunt 4GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM, while the other could contain a whopping 6GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM.

Other specs expected to be offered with the OnePlus device include a 16MP rear camera, 8MP selfie snapper and 5.5-inch 1080p display. Rumors peg the launch of the phone at around May 18, with sales set to begin from June.