OnePlus 3 with Snapdragon 820 SoC, 6GB RAM now official

OnePlus 3 has been officially launched globally as well as in India at its VR event, as expected. Lets check out the specifications, features and pricing of the device now.

OnePlus 3 goes official

OnePlus 3 Specifications

The OnePlus 3 feature a 5.5 inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD Optic AMOLED display, which is protected by 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It is powered by a 2.15 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor along with Adreno 530 GPU. It comes with 6 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64 GB (UFS 2.0) of internal storage, which cannot be expanded as it does not have a microSD card slot. The device runs on Oxygen OS 3.0.2 out of the box based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It comes with completely unlocked bootloader to give users maximum flexibility.

The OnePlus 3 rocks a 16 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, Sony IMX298 sensor, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), 1.12 µm pixel size, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and RAW image support. It can shoot 4K videos at 30 fps and HD (720p) slow motion video at 120 fps as well. On the front, there is a 8 megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, Sony IMX179 sensor, 1.4 µm pixel size for selfies and video calling. It can record Full HD 1080p videos. The body is made up of anodized aluminium, which is 7.35 mm thick and weighs 158 grams. It has a fingerprint sensor embedded into the home button, which will unlock the device under 0.3 seconds. It supports Dual SIM (nano) and comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack. It also retains the alert slider button to switch between No Notifications, Priority Notifications and All Notifications.

The OnePlus 3 includes 4G LTE with VoLTE support, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz Dual Band) MIMO, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC and USB Type-C as connectivity options. It packs in a 3,000 mAh battery under the hood that supports a new technology called Dash Charge. It promises to charge the phone up to 60% in just 30 minutes with the supplied 5V-4A charger.

The OnePlus 3 is available in Soft Gold and Graphite color variants. It has been priced at Rs 27,999 in India, US $399 in the U.S. and €399 in Europe. The Graphite color variant will be sold in India starting from June 15 at 12:30 AM exclusively on Amazon India via open sale.

Special Offers for OnePlus Indian consumers

The OnePlus 3 Indian consumers will get complimentary subscription of 12 months of ad-free Saavn Pro. In addition to that, Idea Cellular customers will be able to enjoy ‘double data’ offer for 12 months. The third exciting offer is that the consumers will be able to avail 12 months of accidental damage coverage through the ‘OnePlus Care app’ powered by Servify.

OnePlus 3 Photo Gallery

OnePlus 3 Dash Charge Technology

The OnePlus 3 utilizes Dash Charge technology, a faster, cooler and safer way to charge a smartphone. Unlike other quick charging technologies, Dash Charge replenishes more than 60% of the 3,000 mAh battery in 30 minutes and continues fast charging even when streaming video or playing energy-intensive games. This is made possible by leveraging a large electric current for stable, consistent charging speeds. In addition, Dash Charge carries more current than other charging solutions, and at lower temperatures, by shifting the power management process from the phone itself to the Dash Charge adapter, so a vast majority of the heat generated while charging never reaches the device. Along with five custom safety measures in place to safeguard the adaptor, cable and phone itself, users can charge their OnePlus 3 as fast as possible without worry.

On this occasion, OnePlus Founder and CEO Pete Lau, said:

We know that the best smartphone is the one that works exactly how you want it to. 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.

Noor Patel, Director Category Management, Amazon India, added: has become the marketplace of choice for millions of customers who want to explore and buy a range of mobile devices across marquee brands. We are very happy to offer our customers across India an exclusive access to the new OnePlus 3 and provide them with a delightful shopping experience.

Sunil Lalvani, Vice President and President, Qualcomm India, said:

We are very excited to collaborate with OnePlus on their latest flagship device, the OnePlus 3, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. The OnePlus 3 takes advantage of the heterogeneous computing capabilities that are inherent to Snapdragon 820, providing an all-around outstanding experience for users.

Elaborating on partnering with OnePlus, Mahesh Narayanan, Global COO, Saavn, added:

This strategic partnership between OnePlus and Saavn offers an integrated experience that combines the best technology, music and original audio content for OnePlus 3 and Saavn Pro users in India. The OnePlus 3 is a beautifully designed, premium smartphone that makes a perfect pair with Saavn Pro’s ad-free, high-quality streaming experience. There is a large overlap between OnePlus users and Saavn listeners, and this association will help us engage with that audience in a meaningful way.

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