"The killer's flagship model" - OnePlus 3

A new flagship model startup OnePlus (which, incidentally, is a subsidiary of the well-known in narrow circles Oppo) rumors circulated for a long time. Yesterday, June 14, 2016 at 15:00 New York time (EDT), virtual presentation ended with a smartphone (to view it OnePlus dispatched VR-branded headsets to everyone), became known the official specifications and started selling. User manuals for OnePlus smartphones.

For all the characteristics of novelty may be one of the most exciting smartphones of the year. OnePlus 3 had an excellent clear screen Optic AMOLED with a diagonal of 5.5 inches and a resolution of 1920 × 1080, metal housing. The front panel is decorated with a mechanical device center button "Home" with built-in fingerprint scanner.

Inside the gadget running a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 820, having in its composition of two cores at 2.2 GHz, and two more - at 1.6 GHz. As a single-chip video card on this platform is used Adreno 530. Performance of top-end solutions support 6 GB of memory LPDDR4 together with 64 GB non-volatile memory UFS 2.0 (fastest currently used in some flagship smartphones such as Xiaomi Mi5). Filling enabled device dial almost record number of points in Antutu - 142 215 more, according to well-known statistics, HTC is gaining only 10, and behind the left and the Samsung flagship, and the latest Apple device.

OnePlus support competitiveness and its multimedia capabilities. The main camera of the gadget is equipped with a 16-megapixel sensor Sony IMX 298 with an aperture of f / 2.0, PDAF-autofocus, optical stabilization and the ability to record 4K-video. is a function for shooting RAW, uncompressed standard camera app. Front-end module is equipped with a Sony IMX179 sensor 8 megapixels that will satisfy any lover selfie.

Despite the misgivings of many users, OnePlus 3 received two slots for SIM-cards.

The market will be presented several modifications devices, each of which will work in the networks of the region. In total there are three.

The American version is designed to operate on the following networks:

  •     GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  •     WCDMA: 1/2/4/5/8;
  •     FDD-LTE: 1/2/4/5/7/8/12/17;
  •     CDMA EVDO: BC0.

Model for Europe and Asia supports the following networks:

  •     GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  •     WCDMA: 1/2/5/8;
  •     FDD-LTE: 1/3/5/7/8/20;
  •     TDD-LTE: Bands 38/40/41.

It will be sold and the Chinese version of the device, without the support of LTE frequencies:

  • GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz;
  • WCDMA: 1/2/5/8;
  • FDD-LTE: 1/3/7;
  • TDD-LTE: 38/39/40/41;
  • TD-SCDMA: 34/39;
  • CDMA EVDO: BC0.

It is not known how to implement the work in the networks, and whether it is possible to unlock the necessary frequency in software. All versions of the smartphone will support the latest 4G LTE standard, equipped with modern module Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, as well as receive support Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC interfaces. For data transfer and charging the gadget is equipped with USB-C port.

Expansion slot for memory cards is still missing. It does not cause much enthusiasm and device battery with a standard capacity of today in 3000 mAh.

But the new product uses the latest technology of fast charging Dash Charge, used only OnePlus 3 and new flagship Oppo, available only in the Chinese market. It allows just 30 minutes to charge the battery to 63% (the latest version from Qualcomm QuickCharge show lower results). Presumably, not disappoint, gadget sounds, because the parent company - Oppo - known worldwide for its unique audio solutions and high-end professional equipment.

The operating system OnePlus 3 uses Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with firm shell Oxygen.

Even with all the above new left quite compact: 152,7 × 74,7 × 7,35 mm. OnePlus 3 weighs only 158 grams. The smartphone will be available in two colors - graphite and "soft gold".

The main disappointment was the presentation of the cost of the device. The top grade OnePlus 3 with 6 GB of RAM is available for US residents for as low as $ 399. In the near future will be able to purchase the gadget UK residents at a single price for the European Union (399 euros), and then - the buyers from Hong Kong and India.