Today, OnePlus India has announced that the upcoming flagship device from the company, the OnePlus 3 will go on open sale in India exclusively on Amazon.in starting from June 15 (Wednesday) at 12:30 AM IST. Since OnePlus has ditched the ‘invite’ system and the device will go on open sale, we expect the units to be sold out very quickly.
The OnePlus 3 VR launch will take place 12:30 PM ET (10 PM IST) on June 14, 2016. OnePlus has also scheduled a separate event in China at 10 AM on June 15 and has confirmed that the smartphone would go on sale in the country starting from June 16, 2016. Yesterday, 1,000 units of the device has already gone on flash sale in China.
Regarding the sale of Loop VR headsets, Vikas Agarwal, General Manager, OnePlus India, said:
“We are naturally elated at the response from the OnePlus community to obtain the Loop VR headsets to view the OnePlus 3 launch.”
Arun Srinivasan, Category Leader CE, Amazon India said:
“We are very excited to see the response from customers across the country to the OnePlus Loop VR headset. This is in line with our efforts to enable customers to find, discover and buy products of their choice on Amazon.in and make their shopping experience enjoyable.”
OnePlus 3 Rumoured Specifications
The OnePlus 3 will feature a 5.2 or 5.5 inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD AMOLED display. It will be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor along with Adreno 530 GPU. It will come with 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 32 GB of internal memory / 6 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, which might be expandable with the inclusion of Hybrid Dual SIM slot. The device will run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box with Oxygen OS on top of it.
The smartphone will rock a 16-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). It can shoot 4K videos as well. On the front, there will be a 8 megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. It will support Dual SIM (hybrid likely) and come with a 3.5 mm audio jack. It will pack in a fingerprint sensor on the Home Button, like the OnePlus 2. It will also retain the alert slider button to switch between No Notifications, Priority Notifications and All Notifications.
The device will include 4G LTE with VoLTE support, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz dual band), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC and USB Type-C as connectivity options. It will come with a 3,000 mAh battery under the hood, which will either support OPPO’s VOOC Flash Charge or Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.
The OnePlus 3 is rumoured to be priced at CNY 1999 (US $307 / INR Rs 20,462 approximately) for the 4GB RAM and 32GB ROM model whereas the 6GB RAM and 64GB ROM combination will supposedly be priced at CNY 2499 (US $384 / INR Rs 25,580 approximately).