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OnePlus 3 will be available in Singapore this July with no invite system (Updated)

By Liu Hongzuo - on 25 Jun 2016, 9:28am

OnePlus 3 will be available in Singapore this July with no invite system

Note 1: This article was first published on 16th June 2016.
Note 2: Article has been updated on 25th June 2016 to reflect local availability date and price.

OnePlus 3.

When and where?

OnePlus announced the local availability of the OnePlus 3 – it will be available in Singapore from 30th July 2016, and it can be purchased via offline retail stores and its online web store. Both online and offline purchases do not use the OnePlus "invite system", and are therefore readily attainable.

Highlights of the phone

OnePlus has unveiled the official specifications for their upcoming flagship phone. As far as the announcement goes, the OnePlus 3 is a rather up-to-date flagship product, as it comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 6GB LPDDR4 RAM, and a 16-megapixel rear camera that supports RAW image shooting.

The recent local availability announcement also came with more details about the phone. The OnePlus 3 comes with a quick-charging technology called Dash Charge. According to Android Police, Dash Charge is an iteration of Oppo’s VOOC Flash Charge. The quick-charging technology will be capable of replenishing 60 percent of the OnePlus 3’s 3,000mAh battery in 30 minutes.

The 16-megapixel rear camera comes with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS), giving the OnePlus 3 dual stabilization technologies for handling photo-taking duties and nailing a sharp picture. The phone uses an all-metal unibody design, made from a single slab of space-grade aluminum alloy. The flagship phone will have a width of 7.3mm, and it will use a Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution) 5.5-inch AMOLED display. It features a ceramic fingerprint sensor that can unlock the device in 0.3 seconds, too.

Availability and Price

OnePlus’s old invite system made getting the OnePlus 1 and OnePlus 2 phones difficult. If you recall, the old invite system only allowed purchases through an invite code. Invites were not exactly scarce, but it was still limited and getting the codes took effort - to stand a decent chance, it involved following the brand’s social media pages, winning contests, and showing up at offline events, should the online reservation queue (which numbered in the millions) did not work out.

Now, the invite system has been done away. Getting the OnePlus 3 will be easier – the phone will be available via online e-stores, and it can be found in retail stores. The OnePlus 3 will be available in colors Graphite and Soft Gold. The phone will be available locally for S$699 and will go for US$399 in other parts of the world.

It is said that OnePlus will also have plans to launch the phone with a telco partner, but more details of this will be shared at a later date.

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