Known for their strange launch campaigns and invite-to-buy system, OnePlus has often been in the crosshairs for its slow manufacturing and being a hype machine.
According to the company, things are a little different with their latest flagship smartphone OnePlus 3, meaning customers can buy one without an invite. It’s about time too, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has since gained quite a following for bringing fast and affordable smartphones to the market.
Specs wise, the OnePlus 3 is a monster. It packs the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, an Adreno 530 graphics processor and a whopping 6GB of LPDDR4 memory. It also has a 5.5″ Optic AMOLED display, which technically is Samsung’s Super AMOLED except its colour temperature and contrast are tuned by OnePlus.
Other notable features include a 16-megapixel Sony rear camera with image stabilisation, a 3,000mAh battery with DASH Charge capability – OnePlus claims it replenishes 63% battery in a 30-minute charge, and a reasonably large 64GB storage for your apps and games.
Its price? US$399 which means it should cost under S$600 when it releases in Singapore. That’s less than half the price of Samsung or any flagship Android smartphone out there so if you are looking for a contract-free and fast Android smartphone, you probably should put the OnePlus 3 on the top of your shortlist now.
The OnePlus 3 is expected to retail online on Lazada Singapore in July 2016.
Update 4 July 2016: You can pre-order the OnePlus 3 from Lazada nowPre-order from Lazada