Chinese manufacturer OnePlus has launched its flagship device of the year 2016 – OnePlus 3. The basic principles of OnePlus 3 have remained the same as compared to other OnePlus flagships. But there are various upgrades in this year’s device.

First and foremost, there is a new look and feel. OnePlus have ditched the sandstone and glass-back designs of the previous phones and have adopted a metal unibody. This is a welcome change.

Now lets talk about the specifications. OnePlus 3 comes with a 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED display with
1920 x 1080 resolution and 401ppi. The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 4. It is powered by 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, backed by an Adreno 530 GPU and a massive 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM.

You will see a fingerprint scanner just below the display. It is ceramic coated and more durable and will unlock in just 0.3 seconds. It has only one storage option – 64GB and it is not expandable. The battery capacity of OnePlus 3 is 3,000mAh and it comes with Dash Charge technology. Dash Charge is just a fancy name given to Quick Charging. It will charge 60% in just 30 minutes and it will also cool the phone.

OnePlus 2 camera was a bit underwhelming. OnePlus have left no stone unturned here. It has a 16MP rear-facing camera with a Sony IMX 298 camera sensor, phase-detection auto focus, OIS and EIS to help with photo and video stabilization, and an f/2.0 aperture. It can also record 4K video at 30fps, slow motion video in 720p at 120fps, and also supports RAW image capture, auto-HDR, manual controls, and a pixel size of 1.12μm. The front camera has a 8MP Sony IMX 179 sensor and an f/2.0 aperture.

OnePlus 3 runs on Oxygen OS 3 which is a modified version of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Also, OnePlus 3 comes with an unlocked bootloader and carrier.

OnePlus comes in graphite and soft gold colours. It is available for purchase via OnePlus’ website and it costs $399.

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