Chinese mobile phone maker OnePlus has announced that its third generation phone will be released on June 14, at 12.30 PM ET and it will available for purchase without an invite. Yes, the invite system has been ditched and the OnePlus 3 will be the first device that will be invite-free. Below, we’ll tell you more about this smartphone and how improved will be compared to its predecessors.
Carl Pei, the co-founder of OnePlus, said that “With the OnePlus 3, we’re officially saying goodbye to invites. It’s a big step for us as a company, our fans, and fellow tech enthusiasts. After sending out millions of invites over the past two years, it’s hard to not think back to the early days and how far we’ve come. We’re proud to have reached a point where we feel confident in making our new device available without invites from day one.”
This was the first step to normality, as there were many people all over the world who were frustrated because they couldn’t find the phone in retail stores and they had to purchase it using an invitation that was hard to get – through promotions on OnePlus’ website, or using an invitation from someone who was lucky to purchase any of the OnePlus One or OnePlus Two devices.
So, people who will want to buy the OnePlus 3 will order it directly from OnePlus’ virtual reality shopping center and according to GizmoChina, its starting price will be 1,999 Yuan (around $300) for the variant with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
OnePlus 3 – Specs
The phone will measure 152.6 x 74.6 x 7.3 mm, it will weight 160 grams and will have a metal body, with a design similar to that of the HTC One M9. Its screen is unchanged, having a size of 5.5-inch and a Full HD resolution that results in a pixel density of 401 ppi and which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
It comes preinstalled with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and it’s powered by the new Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 quad core processor formed from two Kryo cores clocked at 2.15GHz and two Kryo cores clocked at 1.6GHz. The processor is backed by an Adreno 530 and the variants with 32 or 64 GB of internal storage support 4GB of RAM, but there is a third variant with 64GB of storage and 6GB of RAM. The main camera supports a resolution of 16MP (f/1.8 aperture) and features such as OIS, laser autofocus and LED flash, while the front camera is 8MP (f/2.0 aperture). The battery is non-removable and with the same capacity of 3000mAh.
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