OnePlus 3 release date
The flagship will come in two variants of 32GB and 64GB storage capacities.OnePlus

Fresh images have leaked online of what looks like the retail box for the upcoming OnePlus 3 smartphone. Reports also claim that the Chinese manufacturer is likely to unveil the upcoming flagship in May itself as opposed to June as earlier speculated.

GizmoChina, which is pretty accurate with its detailing of smartphones from Chinese manufacturers, says the launch will most likely happen on 18 May. There is no word on any venue, but from previous model launches we can infer that it should be Beijing.

OnePlus 3 retail box
The retail box rumoured to carry the OnePlus 3GizmoChina

As shown above, the retail box is one amongst many that the OnePlus 3 is slated to come in. The red and white are standard representations of the OnePlus brand. The different boxes may indicate different colours, different back panels or even the storage variants of 32GB and 64GB. To check out more pictures, click here.

IBTimes UK had reported a few days ago that the OnePlus 3 will come in two variants of 32 and 64GB: the former with 4GB RAM capacity and the latter with 6GB RAM capacity. The prices have also been tipped to be $310 for the 32GB model and $384 for the 64GB model.

Other than this, both models will feature a 5.5-inch 1080p display panel which will be powered by a Snapdragon 820 chipset. Both devices will also have a 16MP camera on the rear side and an 8MP front shooter. The devices are expected to run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based Hydrogen OS 2.0 for the Chinese market and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based Oxygen OS 3.0 for the rest of the regions.

The OnePlus 3 will be the company's fourth smartphone release. The OnePlus One went on to be a major flagship killer followed by the OnePlus 2 and later the company released another compact model, the OnePlus X.