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OnePlus 3 is now official: 5.5" phone with Snapdragon 820, 6GB of RAM and premium body for just $400

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OnePlus 3 is now official: 5.5" phone with Snapdragon 820, 6GB of RAM and premium body for just $400

The OnePlus 3 has just gone official.

In what OnePlus claims to be the first virtual reality unveiling of a major smartphone, OnePlus walked us through a virtual reality office to introduce three key areas of its new flagship: the new Optic AMOLED display, a 5.5" 1080 x 1920-pixel screen with special gamma adjustments and anti-reflection coating, the new Dash charger system that allows users to juice up their phone from 0 to 60% in just half an hour, and the new camera system with both optical and electronic stabilization.

The OnePlus 3 features a Snapdragon 820 system chip with 6GB of RAM, and it comes with a whopping 64GB of internal storage (but no microSD card expansion option).

Here is a quick look at the specs:

PlatformOxygen OS
based on Android 6.1 Marshmallow
Dimensions152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 mm
158 g
Display5.5" Optic AMOLED
with 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution
SoCSnapdragon 820
Cameras16MP f/2.0 rear cam (Sony IMX 298, 1.12μm pixel, PDAF) w/ OIS, EIS
8MP f/2.0 front camera
Storage64 GB UFS 2.0
Battery3,000 mAh
Extra featuresDark Mode, Dash Charge


The OnePlus 3 features a 16MP rear cam with the Sony IMX 298 sensor and sporting a 1.12μm pixel. The sensor features phase-detection auto-focus for faster lock of focus, as well as optical and electronic image stabilization that should combine for more stable footage. The lens on top is an f/2.0 one. The main camera also supports 4K video at 30 fps, as well as slow motion at 720p and 120 fps.

This is all just tech talk: what users want to really know about, though, is camera quality. While we're yet to test that, OnePlus has published some official camera samples from the OnePlus 3 for consumers to check out and they look quite amazing. Note that the camera also features an auto HDR mode, as well as a new de-noising algorithm for sharper, smoother detail.

Three models: North American, European and Chinese

OnePlus 3 is now official: 5.5" phone with Snapdragon 820, 6GB of RAM and premium body for just $400
The OnePlus 3 will come in three models: one aimed at the United States and the North American market in general, another one for Europe, and a third one for the Chinese market.

The US version of the OnePlus 3 supports 4G LTE bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, and 17. This covers AT&T and T-Mobile's bands, plus it also covers band 2 and 4 used by Verizon Wireless, but not its main band 13. There is no support for Sprint's 4G LTE bands. Take a look at the bands US carriers use and which ones they rely on the most in our 4G LTE cheat sheet.

The European model supports 4G LTE bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8 and 20, so you should be all covered, and that's in fact the same band support as needed for Asian markets outside of China.

Price and release date

The OnePlus 3 price is set at $400 in the United States and €400 in Europe, and once you complete the virtual reality experience via the OnePlus loop app (you don't need a VR headset for that) you can order the phone right away. It will dispatch in 1-2 days and shipping is free.

Quite the impressive price for such a well-done phone with top-grade hardware, don't you think?

This story is being developed as the news unfolds...

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posted on 14 Jun 2016, 12:03 3

1. Lenny86 (Posts: 262; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)

For £300?Just to mention galaxy s7 is £550 almost double!

posted on 14 Jun 2016, 12:38 5

10. Kumar123 (unregistered)

This phone totally kills S7. If you have no problem with a Chinese company collecting your personal data then this is a killer deal. A bigger battery would be battery and so is LCD panel but at this price it is really not much of a big deal. If they can produce enough phone and market it properly then One plus One has big chance this year.
BTW, I totally hate their Oxygen OS name. Sounds like they like to convince people that they create a new OS.

posted on 14 Jun 2016, 13:04 18

15. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14055; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

How exactly does it kill the S7. As far as size, its the size of the S7 edge, so the comparison would be more fair.

So yes the S7 costs more.

But here are the extras you get for $300 for a phone that costs $300 to make. so Either One Plus one is selling their phone at cost, or ist using some very cheap internals outside of the SD.

The S& covers more bands, The One Plus only supports CAT6, while the S7 supports CAT9, The S7 Edge has the same sized screen but is smaller abd weights less too (though not by much), S7 has a mobile payment system, uses gorilla glass, use a Super AMOLED display, has betetr screen to body ratio, QHD vs Full HD, sdcard support vs none, Larger pixels on the sensor, more video modes on the S7 for recording, the 5MP camera on the S7 is better, the S7 supports 24bit audio, and it also has a larger battery.

How exactly is it killign the S7? Its costs less because it offers less. Their phone probablt cost them $180 to make vs the S7 Edge at $290 beign sold for $750 or 650 for the base S7 which is a smaller device at 5.1", but still has all the extras plus the S7 is IP68 certified and the One Plus is not. Oh and the S7's have a hear rate sensor too.

The 1+1 looks very nice, but it doesnt kill the S7. You must be on drugs. We know you hate Samsung, but at least be real.

posted on 14 Jun 2016, 13:17 19

21. neela_akaash (Posts: 1229; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)

You are just a hardcore sammy fan... do you even know how many telecom carriers in the world really support that Cat9 LTE support..... majority of the people doesn't want a 2k display...

It's not about killing another flagship, it's about which one is more value for money....

posted on 14 Jun 2016, 14:40 10

25. Awalker (Posts: 1675; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)

You can summarize most of his posts in one sentence - "Samsung is the best".

posted on 14 Jun 2016, 15:30 4

29. zunaidahmed (Posts: 1027; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)

finally, I have been calling him a Samsung fanboy since ever, and finally, someone agrees with me. Thank god we do have some neutral readers in this site, or I would started calling this site "Wararena", where fanboys fight for the ultimate victory.

posted on 14 Jun 2016, 19:09 2

42. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14055; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

Here is a fact foe you. When the iPhone first came out, every media blog was trying ro paint any phone that was similar as the iPhone Kiler. Phones that had no potential to earn anything remotely like an Iohone...like for example the Samsung Instinct.

Comparing the.1 plus 1 to the S is like comparing the Instinct to the iPhone.

Come one dude, if you think that makes me a fanboy than you're just dumb. You can just wallow in your misery of stupidity all by yourself and the same losers who gave you thumbs up.

posted on 14 Jun 2016, 19:02 3

41. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14055; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

First off I'm. Ot. He says it kills the S7 and it doesnt. It is ot in the same class as the S7. It's in th3 same class as a Moto X or iPhone.

Yes more value for the money. Look how much valued is added to a phone that is IP certified.

Ot having GG glass vs who knows?

More storage capability, bigger battery and more.

I only lyrics stated facts. You can call.it whatever you like.
It could a lot of phones, the S7 simply isn't one of them. He hates Samsung I don't. I don't like Samsung or hate them.right now I like what they offer. Even if I didn't, I know there is no phone sold todsy that's beats that S or NOTE on 100% of its levels. They only beat a few things.

Even if I never owned a Samsung, I can see specs wise the S is a better phone and are not in the same class. The One a plus is better vs the Galaxy A8, or the latest Moto devices.

At least I am smart enough to actually compare phone in the same class. Some $400 phone isn't on the same caliper as the S. It doesn't matter what phones we like it doesn't change a fact.

posted on 15 Jun 2016, 10:34

55. MySchizoBuddy (Posts: 157; Member since: 23 Aug 2011)

yes the $400 phones compares to $850 iphone but not the $800 s7.

posted on 14 Jun 2016, 13:18 4

22. cherry.dev (Posts: 107; Member since: 15 Apr 2016)

OnePlus 3 kills S7, just accept it man.
Samsung is turning to Apple, slowly.

posted on 15 Jun 2016, 02:15

50. havoc (Posts: 95; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)

@Kumar123 AMOLED is waaaaaayy better than LCD. In display gorgouesness and battery life of your phone.

posted on 14 Jun 2016, 13:11 5

20. ashrafalhujaili (Posts: 73; Member since: 03 Oct 2014)

this phone is 400$ and s7 in my country is 500$ with after sale services i will take s7 for sure
not to mention the stupid battery in this phone according to its size + the updates that takes one year to come < oneplus 2 just got the official marshmalow last week !!

posted on 14 Jun 2016, 12:06 2

2. Supraman21 (Posts: 390; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)

Is the UFS storage true? The new Moto phones have it also. I'm hoping that Sammy is letting others use it because they have done hint better in store for the new Note.

posted on 14 Jun 2016, 13:06 1

16. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14055; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

Samsung did not make UFS. It is a certified standard made by the JEDEC and several manufacturers use it, including Samsung.

posted on 14 Jun 2016, 15:27

28. Supraman21 (Posts: 390; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)

Gotcha. Thank you for that info.

posted on 14 Jun 2016, 12:07

3. eman99 (Posts: 392; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)

Ohhhh wait another GSM phone right

posted on 14 Jun 2016, 12:11 4

4. frustyak (Posts: 222; Member since: 08 Mar 2010)

What's the catch? With OnePlus, there is ALWAYS a catch. Three months to ship your order? No support for AT&T LTE bands? Half-day battery life? Buggy OS? What's it gonna be this time, OnePlus?

posted on 14 Jun 2016, 12:15 3

5. Adsr14 (Posts: 118; Member since: 08 Aug 2015)

1-2 days to ship, bands 2/4/5/12/17 for american version, 3000 mah on snapdragon 820 with 1080p should give you a full day and oxygen has improved so......

posted on 14 Jun 2016, 12:37

9. Victor.H (Posts: 762; Member since: 27 May 2011)

No catch this time around.

posted on 14 Jun 2016, 16:53 1

33. epdm2be (Posts: 640; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

Yes, there is.

No IRDA, no QI charging, and no micro-SD-card slot.

Now get me the SAME phone WITH those things and I'm sold. The rest of the specs look fine enough. 1080P is more than enough for a phone.

posted on 14 Jun 2016, 18:05 1

38. Leon898 (Posts: 9; Member since: 08 May 2016)

Never use those features..can live without it. SD card is slow. Prefer onboard memory... Would rather have quick/vooc/dash charging rather than qi

posted on 15 Jun 2016, 21:17

58. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 526; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)

How are those a catch?! LMAO

Samsung S7/Edge - No IDRA, YES wireless charging and MicroSD
LG G5 - Yes on IDEA and MicroSD slot, but no wireless charging
HTC 10 - Yes on Micro SD card slot, but no wireless charging and IDRA.

Tell me, what phone are you using that give you all three FEATURES that you mentioned?

posted on 14 Jun 2016, 12:23

6. dimas (Posts: 2511; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)

All that big ram but limited storage. One plus 3 just made huawei p9 plus more bang for the buck. Better luck next year one plus.

posted on 14 Jun 2016, 12:24 6

7. Bankz (Posts: 1945; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)

Doesn't this totally annihilate the HTC 10?

posted on 14 Jun 2016, 13:07 3

17. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14055; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

YES! But not the S7.

posted on 14 Jun 2016, 13:22 2

24. Gatorsrule52 (Posts: 94; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)

nope lol

posted on 14 Jun 2016, 13:21 2

23. cherry.dev (Posts: 107; Member since: 15 Apr 2016)

Yes, and S7.

posted on 14 Jun 2016, 12:29 2

8. khankirputsmurf (Posts: 61; Member since: 15 Mar 2015)

Metal is the new plastic.

posted on 14 Jun 2016, 12:43 4

11. Romantico3pe (Posts: 119; Member since: 14 Sep 2015)

Another phone with crapoled =fail

posted on 14 Jun 2016, 13:07 2

18. ZeneticX (Posts: 63; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)

you're the fail here. so called crapoled > any LCD at the end of the day

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