The OnePlus 3 is finally out but don’t expect OnePlus to go any lower with the price. C0-founder Pete Lau confirms no more low-end devices will be made.
Unfortunately this means we will not see a follow up to the OnePlus X. The OnePlus X has decent specs for a phone that only costs £189 and it proved to be popular with critics and fans. Although OnePlus founder Pete Lau does not see it that way, stating they will not be doing a follow-up model as the OnePlus X was a “bad phone” and it wasn’t popular.
Lau said after, OnePlus will only be making one “true flagship” line as Engadget reports. Lau feels OnePlus has neglected foundations when attacking the lower-end market.
The co-founder went on to announce plans to merge the two operating systems running on OnePlus devices. Oxygens OS (global) and Hydrogen OS (China) will see an announcement on their futures, later on this year said Lau.
The OnePlus 3 is the first OnePlus device to ditch the much hated invite system. In certain territories OnePlus has made it possible to purchase through Amazon. Currently the OnePlus 3 is sold exclusively through Amazon in India. In the UK, OnePlus devices are being sold through Amazon UK, but not the OnePlus 3.
A shiny new OnePlus 3
We’re seeing an increase in price from OnePlus this year, the OnePlus 3 is the first OnePlus device to break the £300 barrier, retailing at £310.
The OnePlus 3 has a 5.5-inch AMOLED, 1080p screen. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 820 complimented with 6GB of RAM. With 6GB of RAM it dwarfs the LG G5 and North American Samsung Galaxy S7.
A massive 3,000mAh battery is in tow with Dash Charge, connected via USB-C. The new device also ships with Android 6.0 with Oxygen OS overlaid (for territories outside of China).
A reputable Sony sensor is now on the snapper with the rear-camera employing 16-megapixels and f/2.0 aperture. Optical image stabilisation and 4K recording has also been included.
We’ll be doing a review on the device soon so stay tuned with What Mobile for more info on the new “flagship killer.”