OnePlus finally launched their latest “flagship killer” today, in a VR broadcast event online.
The OnePlus 3 has been eagerly anticipated, had multiple spec rumours and leaks, and is now finally available to the world.
Most of the specifications leaked were right on the money. The OnePlus 3 features an aluminium unibody, just 7.3mm thick. It packs a 5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080) AMOLED display at 401ppi with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It has a 16MP f2.0 rear camera with OIS and 4K video capability, and a 8MP f/2.0 front cam. It also features an Alert Slider on the right spine, to quickly set your phone’s sound profile
The phone has a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno 530 GPU. It packs 6GB of DDR4 RAM and 64GB internal storage. The OnePlus 3 is powered by a 3000mAh battery with the company’s new Dash Charge technology. Not only does it use a custom charging cable, but OnePlus says the technology can get the phone to 60 percent (a full day’s battery) in 30 minutes.
The device runs the company’s own OxygenOS, out of the box. It has dual nano-SIM and 4G LTE support. As predicted, it also has a fingerprint scanner integrated into the home button.
The OnePlus 3 will be available in Graphite and Soft Gold variants for Rs 27,999. Even better, the company has officially done away with the invite system. All purchase of the phone can be done sans-invite, the minute it goes online in a few hours. And for those of you that participated in the Loop VR launch, you’ve probably already preregistered one.
“We know that the best smartphone is the one that works exactly how you want it to,” said OnePlus Founder and CEO Pete Lau. “The OnePlus 3 delivers that experience. It combines what our customers already love about our products with what they want and expect next. For example, Dash Charge sets a new standard for fast charging technology. It’s a flagship smartphone inspired by – and made for – our fans.”
Vikas Agarwal, General Manager at OnePlus India added, “India has always been a special market for us and we are thrilled to launch the OnePlus 3 for our Indian users simultaneously with the rest of the world. We are confident the phone will bode well with the expectations of the Indian fans, who will now have an easier time experiencing the OnePlus 3 since we have gone ‘invite free’. We are also introducing a line up of attractive accessories and exclusive partner offers to make the user experience even more enriching.”