OnePlus 3 launched with Snapdragon 820 and 6GB RAM for Rs. 27,999, expected to rival Xiaomi Mi 5

By June 15th, 2016 AT 1:19 AM

And it is finally here! We were talking about the OnePlus 3 since a few months and the device has finally got launched today. Alright, let’s get straight to the pricing, the device is priced at Rs. 27,999 in India and will be up for sale via Amazon India. Thank god, OnePlus scrapped the ‘invite-only’ system.

OnePlus 3 phone

Before coming on to the specs, the reviews of the device have already started coming in from the publications that had an early access to it. These reviews look pretty encouraging with websites giving a thumbs up to the OnePlus 3. Initially, the device will only be available in Graphite color variant while the Soft Gold variant will be made available sometime later.

Now let’s see what the device has in store for us, in terms of specs and features. The OnePlus 3 comes in metal unibody, which is made using ‘space-grade aluminum alloy’. One of the major highlights of the device is the 6GB of RAM clubbed with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset (two cores clocked at 2.2GHz, and two cores clocked at 1.6GHz) and Adreno 530 GPU. The device features a 5.5-inch display 1080p display with Optic AMOLED paired with Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It also has a USB 2.0 Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The fingerprint scanner on the device is embedded under the Home button. The lower front panel also bears capacitive hardware keys.

OnePlus 3

On the software front, the device runs OxygenOS based on Android 6.0. Marshmallow. In the imaging department, the device sports a 16-megapixel primary camera with OIS and EIS, PDAF autofocus, RAW image support, 4K video recording, Smile Capture mode, Sony IMX298 sensor with a f/2.0 aperture. There is an 8-megapixel of selfie snapper with Sony IMX179 sensor, a f/2.0 aperture, and 1080p video recording capabilities. The OnePlus 3 comes with 64GB of non-expandable internal storage. The connectivity features include 4G LTE with support for VoLTE and Cat. 6, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, and GPS/ A-GPS. The device measures 152.7×74.7×7.35mm and weighs in at 158 grams. It is backed by a 3000mAh battery, which is touted by OnePlus to deliver 60 percent in 30 minutes through Dash charge.

As an inaugural offer, the buyers in India will get a free 12-month subscription to Saavn Pro along with ‘double data’ offer from Idea Cellular for 12 months. Also, users can take advantage of the 12 months of accidental damage coverage via ‘OnePlus Care app’ powered by Servify.

OnePlus 3 specifications

  • 5.5-inch display 1080p display with Optic AMOLED paired with Gorilla Glass 4 protection
  • 6GB of RAM clubbed with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset (two cores clocked at 2.2GHz, and two cores clocked at 1.6GHz) and Adreno 530 GPU
  • 64GB (UFS 2.0) non-expandable internal storage
  • OxygenOS based on Android 6.0. Marshmallow
  • 16MP rear camera with LED flash and 8MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX179 sensor
  • Measures 152.7×74.7×7.35mm; Weighs 158 grams
  • dual-SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (MIMO), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C, Fingerprint sensor
  • 3000mAh battery
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