Inside their The Loop VR app, OnePlus announced their next flagship device, the OnePlus 3. This phone features many (if not all) the specs we’ve come to expect thanks to many different leaks over the course of several months.
The OnePlus 3 sports an anodized aluminum body which seems to reflect the HTC One M8’s appearance in quite a few areas, a 5.5-inch 1080p Optic AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass, a quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor clocked at 2.2GHz paired with an Adreno 530 GPU, a hefty 6GB of DDR4 RAM, a 16MP Sony IMX 298 rear camera with OIS, an f/2.0 aperture, autofocus, RAW photo support and 4K video capture at 30 frames per second, an 8MP Sony IMX179 front camera with an f/2.0 aperture and 1080p video recording at 30 frames per second, 64GB of storage, OxygenOS based on Android Marshmallow, NFC, and a 3,000mAh battery. All in all, this is great phone which deserves a pretty big price tag, however doesn’t have one (more on that in a bit).
To charge the OnePlus 3, OnePlus decided to build in a USB-C port with Dash Charge. What’s Dash Charge, you may ask? It’s the company’s fast charging technology, allowing your device to gain 60% power in as little as 30 minutes. That’s pretty fast, and considering the screen resolution and type of power the battery needs to use, you might be able to get through almost a full day on that 60%. OnePlus claims this, however some real world testing will need to be performed to determine whether that’s true or not.
All of this sounds great, but how much is this gonna cost you? Well, thankfully, first of all, you don’t need an invite anymore to grab one of OnePlus’ devices. So you can just go to their website and spend your money. Second, the phone only costs $399. This is pretty inexpensive for a device with this year’s flagship specs found in the latest $700 smartphones.
All around, the OnePlus 3 is a great smartphone with great specs, a good build, and good software to go along with it. And when considering how well the OnePlus 2, X, and One sold in the past, I can tell this handset will probably go out of stock within just a few days.
You can pick up the OnePlus 3 from OnePlus.net now in graphite grey or gold.