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

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...



1. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

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

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.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

21. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 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....

25. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

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

29. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 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.

42. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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 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.

41. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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 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.

55. MySchizoBuddy

Posts: 159; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

yes the $400 phones compares to $850 iphone but not the $800 s7. #s**tSammyFanboyzSay


Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

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

50. havoc

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

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

20. ashrafalhujaili

Posts: 73; Member since: Oct 03, 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 !!

2. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 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.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

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

28. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Gotcha. Thank you for that info.

3. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

Ohhhh wait another GSM phone right

4. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 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?

5. Adsr14

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 08, 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......

9. Victor.H

Posts: 1062; Member since: May 27, 2011

No catch this time around.

33. epdm2be

Posts: 822; Member since: Apr 20, 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.

38. Leon898

Posts: 9; Member since: May 08, 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

58. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 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?

6. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 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.

7. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Doesn't this totally annihilate the HTC 10?

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

YES! But not the S7.

24. Gatorsrule52

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

nope lol


Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yes, and S7.

8. khankirputsmurf

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

Metal is the new plastic.

11. Romantico3pe

Posts: 179; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

Another phone with crapoled =fail

18. ZeneticX

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

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

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