OnePlus 3: Everything you need to know before buy

The OnePlus smartphones have made a big name for themselves with their great looks and superb specs all in an attractively affordable package. The OnePlus models have been massively popular and are called flagship killing handsets, as these come braced with high-end specs but carry mass market price tags. Thus, whenever a new model is about to be launched from this Chinese mobile maker, the smartphone enthusiasts as well as reviewers just can’t hold their excitement and get too eager to get their hands on these. Now, the OnePlus 3 smartphone model is going to hit the market soon, and naturally the buzz around it is really big.

So, here are some bits of information about the OnePlus 3’s market launch and everything else that you need to know about the smartphone.

The co-founder of OnePlus, Carl Pei has confirmed the launch date today. He has also revealed that the launch event will be taking place in virtual reality and that the audience will require the OnePlus Loop virtual headset in order to watch it. Another important thing about the OnePlus launch is that the handset is going to be available for sale without any invites which means it will go on open sales.

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The Chinese mobile maker has been surprisingly very quiet about the OnePlus 3 compared against the high amount of teasers and big promotions for the OnePlus 2 prior to its launch. While Carl Pei did reveal some bits information, but none of it revealed anything actually about the OnePlus 3.

Nevertheless, no matter how much confidential the company has been the rumor mills keep on churning. There have been various speculations as well as leaked information revolving around the soon to launch OnePlus 3. So, before the smartphone actually hits the market within a few days’ time, here’s all we know about the device which should help you with enough info if you are already considering buying it.

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Design

The all-new OnePlus 3 will get a new design language and this is not just speculation, but actual fact. OnePlus’ co-founder Carl Pei has said that the OnePlus 3 will be featuring a new design which is different from the OnePlus 2. As per his words, the OnePlus 3 will come with a captivating design which will enthrall the users again just like the first OnePlus One back in 2013.

The OnePlus One charmed with its distinct premium ‘sandstone finish’, which was also followed by the OnePlus 2. However, both these models actually had plastic construction with a metal outer frame. Now, as many budget phones have also gone the all metal way, it is expected that the OnePlus 3 might also come in a premium all metal unibody and glass design.

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Add-on Features

The OnePlus 3 is naturally expected to come braced with premium features such as fingerprint scanner as well as USB Type-C port. However, some suggest that the OnePlus 3 might be ditching the fingerprint scanner to offer an iris scanner. However, the iris scanner would increase the cost considerably which in most probability would be avoided by the company, as it could wish to offer a highly aggressive price for the device.

Display

The OnePlus 3 is most likely to pack in a 5.5 inch Full High Definition display, just like its predecessors with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. As per some speculations, there might also be a slightly smaller 5-inch variant of the OnePlus 3 and might is not true. Reports also suggest that the OnePlus 3 will be featuring a premium super AMOLED display, which you can find in Samsung’s flagship Galaxy models.

Software

As the OnePlus 2 runs on the Android 5.1 Lollipop based OxygenOS that is OnePlus’ custom skin on top of the Android Operating System, it can be safely said that the OnePlus 3 will run on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based OxygenOS, which will offer its own benefits.

Processor & Storage

The OnePlus 3 is likely to get equipped with Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 820 chipset. Several speculations have it that the new smartphone will come in two variants – one with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of onboard storage, while the other with a superb 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. Some other reports have also added to these, saying that there could also be a third model offering a humongous 128 GB of inbuilt storage.

Cameras

The OnePlus 3 is expected to feature a 16 MP primary camera lodged at its back, while an 8 MP secondary front facing camera should be there to take care of all the selfie shooting and video chat needs of the users. Both the cameras of the phone are expected to come with great camera features. So, expect the primary camera to offer features such as Optical Image Stabilization and rapid focus in order to offer superb photo shooting experience.

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Battery

As per the speculations, the OnePlus 3 will be packing in a 3,000 mAh battery pack, which if true would be larger than the OnePlus 2’s battery capacity of 3,300 mAh. This means that the OnePlus 3 would be offering better battery life. On top of this, the smartphone is expected to come with features like Dash Charge, OnePlus’ own technology that is similar to Qualcomm’s Quick Charge.

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Price & Availability

It is confirmed now that the OnePlus 3 is out and will be available through open sales from 15th of June. The expected 4 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage variant of the OnePlus 3 is reportedly going to be priced at $308 (approximately, Rs. 20,500), while the 6 GB RAM and 64 GB onboard storage is expected to come tagged at $385 (approximately Rs. 25,614).

Final Words

In short, the OnePlus 3 is expected to pack in everything top-notch in terms of both specs and features, while it is also expected to higher the bar in terms of built quality along with a confirmed mesmerizing new design language. We certainly can’t wait to get our hands on it.

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