The OnePlus 3 is finally here! Lessons learned from the past and the design is far from the original, and more to review. Remember the Chinese startup OnePlus first introduced the OnePlus One smartphone to the world? Thanks to the horrendous way in which the iteration was actually handled and marketed, even it did make a terrible job of its second-generation handset too. Now OnePlus is back, officially announcing the OnePlus 3 with yet another innovative means of launch, this time through the Loop VR rather than a frustrating invite only system. And it did taken the wraps off the new handset.
After numerous leaks and a few attempts at marketing the device through promises of virtual reality experiences, the OnePlus 3 gone live Internet official. We bet you get a lot for not a ton of money! Managed to promote it as a “flagship killer” of a smartphone since day one, but how successful it’s been is up for debate. Make no mistake, OnePlus is trying to meet the challenge, and this year’s launch is a big deal for OnePlus, and it’s only fitting that the OnePlus 3 mostly represents this young company at its best.
The smartphone will ship with a 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display manufactured from Gorilla Glass 4. That protected display will sit on top of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 series processor with an accompanying Adreno 530 GPU for high-end graphics and visual performance. The China-based company has also looked to bump up performance of the hardware by ramming in a whoopping 6GB of RAM.
Consumers will only have one choice for a new handset storage that the impressive technical specifications is matched by 64GB of onboard memory space for files, documents, photos and videos, but displeased to learn that for one reason or another the company has chosen to not integrate an expandable card slot for additional storage.
There is a 3,000mAh battery cell, as well as USB Type-C for quick charging, including Dash Charge – apparently faster than QuickCharge – and synchronization of data. It’s gorgeous. More than that, its trim waistline — 7.35 mm — makes the OnePlus 3 feel sleeker and elegant than you might expect from a phone with this big screen. Much better than OnePlus X vs OnePlus 2, and others.
Photography fans can experience the power of 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization and electronic image stabilization gets f/2.0 aperture lens from Sony. he OnePlus 3’s camera also has phase-detection autofocus and is capable of recording 4K videos, as well as slow motion videos in 720p @ 120fps. Selfie fans can also enjoy the services of an 8-megapixel selfie camera on the front. There’s an option for a smile detection mode that usually does a fine job detecting grins on your face. You can get a little more nuance out of shots if you use an included HD mode, or output them as unprocessed RAW files.
This is it, convinced, no not enough to make you interested in purchasing the OnePlus 3, then the fact that it comes with a fingerprint scanner, a stunning anodized aluminum design, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and, a 3.5mm audio jack for those who love it old school, should be enough to make the OnePlus 3 a contender for your next smartphone.
The OnePlus 3 smartphone comparing with the HTC 10 and the Galaxy S7 siblings, concludes this. All share the same flagship ambitions, but the OnePlus 3 unlocked only costs $399 (£309). Consumers will have a choice of two colors: Graphite, and Soft Gold. As for the choice of OS? OxygenOS based on Android Marshmallow.
OnePlus will be making the device available for sale later today. Alternatively, it can be acquired right now through the Loop VR app if you’d rather forgo waiting in favor of making a purchase in an alternative OnePlus-inspired world.
Before you go buying OnePlus 3 – check out:
- First-rate performance
- Excellent build quality
- Mostly stock Android, plus some neat features
- Dual SIM support
- It’s $399!
- Ships with a few minor bugs
- Limited memory options
- Dash charger doesn’t work with all cables
Here’s the OnePlus 3 in all its glory as presented by OnePlus in the video embedded below.
- 5.5-inch (1920×1080 pixels) Full HD Optic AMOLED display with 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection
- 2.15GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor with Adreno 530 GPU
- 6GB LPDDR4 RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.0) storage
- Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) with Oxygen OS 3.1
- Dual nano SIM slots
- 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, Sony IMX298 sensor, 1.12 micron pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, OIS, 4K video recording at 30 fps, 720p slow motion at 120fps
- 8MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX179 sensor, 1.4 micron pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, 1080p video recording
- Dimensions: 152.7×74.7×7.35mm; Weight: 158g
- Fingerprint sensor
- Bottom-facing speaker, dual microphone for noise cancellation
- 4G LTE with VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (MIMO), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C
- 3000mAh battery with Dash Charge
- 12 months of Saavn Pro. Unlimited, ad-free music downloads and exclusive Saavn originals
- 12 months of accidental damage protection with OnePlus Care
- 12 months of double data for Idea customers
- Rs. 500 ebook promotion credits – Download and sign in to the Kindle app
Price and Release Date
The OnePlus 3 is priced in India for Rs. 27,999. The Graphite color of the smartphone will be available on Amazon exclusively through open sale starting June 15 at 12:30 AM IST.