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After all the wait, OnePlus who is known for making “flagship-killer” smartphones at affordable prices has officially unveiled the OnePlus 3 smartphone. The device finally brings back some of the missing features of the previous OnePlus 2 that was a letdown for many users.
The OnePlus 3 smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch “Optical AMOLED” screen that’s actually custom-engineered gamma corrections for deep blacks, bright whites, and great color reproductions. Incase if you’re wondering, the Optical AMOLED is simply just one of OnePlus’s marketing scheme to promote their custom-tuned display. The screen brings a FullHD resolution support with 401ppi brightness.
The device is made out of aluminum around the frames and back, with the thickness of just 7.4mm, and weighing about 158g.
The smartphone itself is a powerhouse, comes with the latest Snapdragon 820 processor, with a whopping 6GB low power DDR4 RAM chipped in, and 64GB inbuilt storage. However, it looks like OnePlus decided not to go for a MicroSD card. The device runs on the latest Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) Oxygen OS software. OnePlus says that the new Oxygen is “fast, clean, and bloat-free OS”.
Coming to the optical department, the front camera consists of a large 8MP sensor, clubbed with a neat F2.0 lens, and brings support for 1080p video. The rear camera marks the return of Sony image sensors, featuring a 16MP sensor module, also with a bright F2 lens, and support for OIS, LED flash, Auto-HDR, and phase detection AF.
While the OnePlus 3 houses a lower 3000 mAh battery than the previous model, the device comes with a new quick charge feature called the “Dash Charge” that brings over 60% battery charge in just 30 minutes. Yes, the device supports USB Type-C. OnePlus also gets back NFC that was missing in the previous version. As usual, the home button houses the fingerprint scanner.
Although not available for the Middle East region yet, the OnePlus 3 is already available in other countries for AED 1642. The biggest news of OnePlus 3 is that there will not be any more “invite-basis” purchase system that did make it hard for many users to get OnePlus smartphones in the past.