OnePlus 3 leaks entirely: specs, features, price and all official pictures

The OnePlus 3 will get officially unveiled in a well-prepared event that kicks off in mere hours, but the surprise has already been spoiled: the phone has leaked in its entirety on Amazon India.

And we mean that really everything there is to know about the OnePlus 3 has leaked: its specs, its official pictures, 4G LTE bands, battery info and whatever else comes to mind.

The OnePlus 3 is a metal phone with its body made out of a single piece of aluminum that is slightly curved and features prominent antenna bands, not unlike Apple's iPhones and HTC's One series of phones. Is there too much copying going on here? These days, it seems that more and more phone makers are leaning towards this design and it's becoming nearly universal, so we leave the judgment to you.

As to the specs, the OnePlus 3 features the latest and most powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 system chip with an over-abundant 6GB of RAM. To our knowledge, this is the first mainstream phone to have 6 gigs of RAM, and that should make multitasking a breeze, with the possibility to open tens of apps.

Here is a quick run-down of the OnePlus 3 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

Interestingly, OnePlus lists its 3 model to run on Android 6.1 Marshmallow, a version that is not yet available, so it could be a hint at what's to come in the future when the phone launches, or simply a mistake that is meant to say Android 6.0.1. We're looking to clarify this.

Design: one piece of metal and a mute switch

OnePlus has really upped its design game with the OnePlus 3. Its previous OnePlus and OnePlus 2 were made well, but featured some weird textures and felt decidedly bulky. The OnePlus 3 is all-premium with a metal build, it's made of a single, machined piece of aluminum and it's also remarkably thin at 7.3mm, almost on par with the iPhone 6s Plus. With a slight curve to its back, the phone also fits in the hand comfortably.

The OnePlus 3 is also one of very few Android phones to have a mute switch. It's a 3-way switch that seems to work just as on the OnePlus 2, and it's great having it.

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.

Camera with optical and electronic stabilization

On its back, the phone has a 16-megapixel camera with optical stabilization, as well as digital one. It supports 4K video at 30fps as well, which is nice. The sensor also has phase detection pixels for faster auto-focus.

OnePlus 3 price and release date

The OnePlus 3 is listed for sale in India for the quite affordable price of $415 (28,000 Indian rupees), and this makes the OnePlus 3 one of the most affordable Snapdragon 820 phones out there, along with Xiaomi's Mi 5.

How do you like what you see? Are you planning on buying the new OnePlus 3?

Thanks to all of our readers from India who sent this in!
Note: The Amazon India page has been pulled, but you can see the Imgur mirror of the pages at the source link below.



1. lsneddeff13

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 14, 2016

Someone help me what does it mean when it days it covers Verizon store 2 and 4 but not main 13 bands? I would like this phone but need to make sure it works for me!

4. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014


9. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

I would not recommend getting this on verizon. Most of Verizon's towers broadcast on Band 13, which is a certain range of frequencies (700mhz). Much fewer of their towers broadcast signal using Band 2 and 4 which this phone picks up. That means if the towers near you don't broadcast on Band 2 or 4 then you won't get LTE.

34. lsneddeff13

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 14, 2016

Okay thanks! How can I find out what frequencies my area is on?

11. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

I just hope there is something we don't know yet.

2. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

6.1 Marshmallow? Ahead of Nexus phones hey? :P

3. Nbartakke

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

5. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

'To our knowledge, this is the first phone to have 6 gigs of RAM' Why are PA writers so uneducated always. PA THEMSELVES have written like a dozen articles on 6GB RAM phones. Ridiculous.

10. Ca51no

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

You misread. First "mainstream" phone

18. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

They changed the wording, I copied and pasted that quote straight from the article. Even mainstream is wrong, ASUS has the Zenfone 3 Deluxe with 6GB.

14. Adsr14

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

They said mainstream. If I had to guess I think they meant phones limited to just China. Most 6GB ram phones I've seen are strictly sold in China and if they're not, they've only been announced. But the Oneplus 3 is announced and sold starting today and its global so that's what I think they meant.

16. Senthilg

Posts: 49; Member since: Apr 07, 2016

ZTE Axon 7 also has 6 GB RAM which was announced couple of weeks back but I agree it is not yet available to customers in U.S but ZTE said it will be available in North America similar to Axon pro.

19. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

They changed the wording, I copied and pasted that quote straight from the article. Even mainstream is wrong, ASUS has the Zenfone 3 Deluxe with 6GB.

30. Veteater

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 04, 2015

PhoneArena dumbasses: the Vivo XPlay 5 elite was the first 6GB ram phone.

36. judik971

Posts: 84; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

You don't get the word "mainstream" right ?!

32. unwanted

Posts: 43; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

check out leeco le max 2 which have 6 gigs of RAM

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I had nothing bad to say about the 3000mah battery before and I still don't but It is sad that it isn't bigger, especially since all signs pointed to a bigger one.

7. havoc

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

415$ for the 6GB variant??

8. Oh_Juu_Eh

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 10, 2016

Unfortunately ONEPLUS will leave my country

12. Gustavoar

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 13, 2016

There is no Android version 6.1, but there is 6.0.1

13. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

I'd rather pay a bit more to get the Axon 7 tbh.

17. Senthilg

Posts: 49; Member since: Apr 07, 2016

Yes. I agree. Axon7 with 2 year warranty and Advanced exchange, almost stock android UI is a better deal

15. Adsr14

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

A little disappointed with the battery size. I got my hopes up with the rumors of 3650 mah

29. fyah_king unregistered

Same here, that's why i love my s7 edge because of the battery size.

20. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Now get in line to get your token, which in turn gives you a number, which may or may not get you into a lottery, where you may or may not have a chance to actually buy this phone. Does that about sums it up?

21. TerryTerius unregistered

I believe they are getting away from invites and all the stupidity and opening it up for anyone to buy the phone outright. Although I could be remembering that news incorrectly.

22. Tythas

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Finally, a not-so-crap 1080p phone

23. pankajxdx unregistered

Apart from battery size I don't see anything which might upset people (well maybe absence of QHD display?). SD820/6GB for under $420, I think Oneplus is gonna do some serious damage this time to it's competitors.

24. KingSam

Posts: 1439; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Same camera as the Mi5, Moto G4 plus and zenfone 3.

31. Veteater

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 04, 2015

Moto G⁴ plus has an Omnivision sensor. So does the zenfone 3.

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