OnePlus 3 has profusely leaked over the last 24 hours or so, and with very few surprises to spare, the handset has now been officially presented. For now, only one OnePlus 3 variant (the one with 6GB RAM) shall be retailing in India for 27,999 INR.
The OnePlus 3 is slimmer (7.35mm) and slicker, and will retail on Amazon.in in Graphite and Soft Gold color options. Initially the Graphite variant will go on sale starting 12:30 AM on 15th June 2016. The metal unibody chassis houses a 5.5-inch optic AMOLED display with Full HD resolution and very narrow bezels on all sides.
Like always, OxygenOS (based on Android Marshmallow) lets you choose between onscreen or capacitive off screen navigation buttons. The physical home button doubles as a fingerprint sensor, which according to OnePlus can unlock your phone in just 0.3 seconds.
Of course, with 2.2GHz Snapdragon 820 chipset, 6GB LPDDR4 RAM and Adreno 530 onboard, performance shouldn’t be an issue. OnePlus also highlighted the presence of Dash Charge technology which can replete the 3000 mAh battery by up to 60 percent in just 30 minutes. OnePlus claims that the charging speed will be maintained even while user continues to engage with demanding tasks, such as, streaming high quality video content.
The 16MP rear camera (Sony IMX298) benefits from dual stabilization (both OIS and EIS), f2.0 aperture lens, RAW image support, and PDAF, and the front 8MP (Sony IMX179) camera can recognize a smiling face and fire itself.
NFC is back. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS/ A-GPS.
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OnePlus is also offering 1 year premium Saavan subscription with every purchase. Other introductory offers include one year accidental coverage, double data for Idea customers and free Kindle ebooks.
“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.”
OnePlus 3 Key Specifications And Features:
|Display||5.5-Inch, Full HD, AMOLED Display|
|Processor||Quad Core Snapdragon 820 SoC, Adreno 530 GPU|
|Software||Android Marshmallow based oxygen OS|
|Primary Camera||16MP sensor, F2.0 aperture lens, LED Flash, PDAF, 4K video recording, OIS, EIS|
|Secondary Camera||8MP Front-Facing Camera, F2.0 aperture lens, 1080p video recording|
|Battery||3000 mAh, Dash fast charging, USB type C|
|Others||Dual SIM, 4G LTE, VoLTE Fingerprint sensor, OTG|