After numerous leaks, the OnePlus 3 is finally official. While we basically have a good idea of the design and hardware of the device from the aforementioned leaks, there are several interesting aspects of the OnePlus 3 that managed to be kept under wraps, such as the Dash Charge feature.
Although “Dash Charge” may sound like a fancy name for a quick charge feature, it’s actually quite interesting: OnePlus claims that the OnePlus 3’s 3,000mAh can be charged up to 60% with only 30 minutes of charging. The company also mentioned that 60% battery is enough for a full day worth of usage, which is quite a bold statement, to say the least.
Naturally, the all-metal OnePlus 3 is packed with the latest and greatest hardware. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor paired with a whopping 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM, a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 “Optic AMOLED” display, 64GB of fast UFS 2.0 internal storage, a USB Type-C port, dual-SIM support, as well as a fingerprint sensor located on the front of the device; it can apparently unlock the OnePlus 3 in only 0.2 seconds.
In the camera department, the OnePlus 3 has a 16MP rear camera with Auto HDR and phase detection autofocus. Other than that, the rear camera also boasts both optical and electronic image stabilisation. The 8MP front-facing shooter, on the other hand, is only packed with EIS. Of course, the OnePlus 3 is also capable of 4K video recording. Other than that, it appears the company has listened to its fans: the OnePlus 3 is now equipped with NFC, a feature that wasn’t available on the OnePlus 2.
The OnePlus 3 is now available for purchase immediately – keeping true to its words of an invite-free system – in the US for US$399, which comes up to only RM1,635; this is a very attractive retail price, considering how well-equipped the device is. As usual, the retail price and availability of the OnePlus 3 in Malaysia have not been revealed yet.