Smartphone ‘OnePlus 3’ Soft Gold Colour Variant Launched in US


Chinese smartphone manufacturer One Plus has unveiled new smartphone with name “One Plus 3”. The smartphone will launch today in US with Soft Gold Colour variant. 

The variant will also be available in Europe, Canada, and Hong Kong on August 1.While, the launch date for India has not been finalized yet.

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The smartphone will not be "Your typical gaudy gold smartphone" rather it has toned-down, light, elegant look".

The company has said that the variant will only be available in limited quantities.

The company has come up with “OnePlus 3” smartphone in India last month with Graphite Colour at Rs, 27,999.


Look and feel

The OnePlus 3 smartphone has cold, hard aluminium unibody with a dull metallic finish. The front gains has a bit of style too, it contains curves at the edges of the screen and offers a fair bit of protection against accidental scratches and damage.

Smartphone has a capacitive home key with a fingerprint sensor built in, along with two more capacitive buttons on either side. These are usually invisible but a small backlight is activated when the buttons are touched.

The OnePlus 3 sticks to the same display size and resolution as its predecessors, with a 5.5-inch 1080×1920-pixel screen that has a pixel density of 401ppi. However, OnePlus has decided to go with an Amoled screen this time around, similar to what we saw on the OnePlus X. Amoled screens typically aren't as bright as IPS LCD screens, and that remains the case even with the OnePlus 3. There is however a polarising layer that assists legibility under bright sunlight.


OnePlus 3 have SoC clocked at 2.2GHz for two cores and 1.6GHz for the other two cores, but it also sports a colossal 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB of internal storage (non-expandable).

Apart from this, there's also dual-SIM 4G connectivity with support for both FDD-Band 3 and TDD-Band 40, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, and NFC. The phone has a 3000mAh non-removable battery, and is the company's first device to feature some kind of fast charging technology. It comes bundled with a 20W Dash Charger, which charges the phone up to 60 percent in 30 minutes. About an hour's charging should fully top up your phone even from near zero.

Charging and connectivity are through a USB 2.0 Type-C port, and the cable included in the box allows for ordinary connectivity with most computers and chargers thanks to one end being a standard USB Type-A plug.

On the software front, the OnePlus 3 is powered by OxygenOS 3.1.1, based on Android 6.0.1. OxygenOS is visually and functionally very similar to stock Android Marshmallow, with a few useful additions.

One of the system's key features is a tool called Shelf, which can be accessed by swiping right from the home screen. This gives you quick access to weather information, frequently used apps, widgets, and contacts. The settings menu gives you access to adaptive brightness, colour temperature settings, the ambient display mode, and more. Ambient display uses the proximity sensor to give you basic information without waking the phone. There is also the option to use SwiftKey as your default keyboard.

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The primary camera of the OnePlus 3 is a 16-megapixel Sony IMX 298 sensor, while the front camera has an 8-megapixel sensor with 1.4-micron pixels. The rear camera can shoot video at up to 4K and can also shoot slow motion video at 120fps, while the front camera can shoot video at up to 1080p at 30fps. Additionally, the rear camera features optical image stabilisation, phase detection autofocus and RAW image format support.

The camera app is Google's stock app which you'll find on Nexus devices. It's designed around simplicity and maximising screen space for the viewfinder. Because of this, there's only a single shutter button for capturing stills, and recording video is a two-step process. Camera modes such as time lapse, slow motion, video, manual and panorama can be reached through a small toggle in the top-left corner that's easy to miss.