OnePlus has just officially announced the new OnePlus 3 flagship via the company Loop VR app. This was kind of a formality given that a few hours back, we got to know most of the specifications of the smartphone, thanks to the Amazon listing in India. But anyway, the phone is official and what we now know for sure is that the OnePlus 3 is available to purchase immediately globally without any invites. Also, OnePlus has confirmed that the OnePlus 3 6GB RAM edition will be available at $399 internationally which is a great price for a phone with such powerful specs.
Before we actually take a look at the specs in detail, let’s take a look at the variants of the phone. That’s where it’s really surprising, given that OnePlus has currently announced just one version of the new OnePlus 3 flagship. Right now, it looks like you can get only the 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM version of the device and there’s no mention of a 4GB RAM version. But for $399 (or INR 27,999 in India) for the top-end model, I am sure not many would complain. So it looks like, OnePlus 3 is going to be the first smartphone with 6GB of RAM to be available officially in a number of countries worldwide.
We already know all the specs of the device, thanks to the previous listing. But since OnePlus has made everything official, let’s take a look at the specs once again.
First of all, the OnePlus 3 will be coming in an anodised aluminum body to make the phone look much more premium and sophisticated. The phone features a fingerprint sensor up front embedded into its oval home button. For display, the OnePlus 3 comes with an Optic AMOLED panel measuring 5.5-inches with Gorilla Glass 3 on top. There will be 6GB of RAM on board and the phone comes with the Snapdragon 820 chipset with Adreno 530 GPU. Interestingly, SD820 is usually clocked at 2.15GHz, but here, the company claims that the chip can be clocked up to 2.2GHz. There will be 64GB UFS 2.0 ROM inside and this is the only storage variant that was announced today. No MicroSD slot on board.
At the back, the OnePlus 3 features a Sony IMX298 16MP f/2.0 rear camera with OIS, EIS and PDAF, while up front, the phone comes with an 8MP shooter. You can capture 4K videos at 30fps and slow motion videos at 720p @ 120 fps. Up front, you get a f/2.0 8MP shooter with EIS. As for the battery, the phone comes with a 3000mAh capacity one inside the 7.35mm body with the company’s DASH Charge. This technology is reportedly much cooler than the competition, charging the device up to 60 percent in just 30 minutes. Other features of the OnePlus 3 include NFC, Wi-Fi ac, RGB notification light, alert slider, dual SIM cards, 4G LTE Cat. 6 support, Dirac HD sound, bottom facing speakers and dual microphones with noise cancellation. The phone is running on Android Marshmallow (doesn’t mention the exact version) with OxygenOS on top.
There will be two colors available, Graphite and Soft Gold. Graphite version goes on sale immediately worldwide for $399, while we still don’t know when the Soft Gold version will be available.
So, that was the OnePlus 3! What do you think about the device?
Also, how was the Loop VR launch experience for you guys?