OnePlus 3
OnePlus 3IBTimes India/Sami Khan

OnePlus had recently announced the release of a new colour-variant of the OnePlus 3 by the end of July.

Keeping its word, the company has launched OnePlus 3 in a soft gold version. It has been made available in the United States starting today, while other regions in the world are slated to get it from Aug. 1.

"Today, we're introducing a new colour variant of the OnePlus 3 — Soft Gold. This isn't your typical gaudy gold smartphone. We've toned the colour down for a light, elegant look," the company said in statement.

Except the yellow-hued body, the new OnePlus 3 features the same design language and internal hardware and costs the same as the original model.

It comes with a full-metal uni-body design and sports an Optic AMOLED-based 5.5-inch full HD display with Gorilla Glass 4 shield. OnePlus 3 also features a physical home button, which also doubles up as fingerprint sensor with a superfast 0.2 response time.

It comes packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor backed by sumptuous 6GB LPDDR4 series RAM, 64GB inbuilt storage and a 3000mAh battery. OnePlus 3 also boasts a state-of-the-art quick charge technology dubbed as Dash Charge, which can charge the phone from zero to 60 percent in 30 minutes. It is enough to play more than seven hours of full HD video.

OnePlus 3 soft gold model availability details:

  • United States of America -12:00 p.m. US Eastern time, July 26
  • European Union -12:00 p.m. CEST, Aug.1
  • Hong Kong - 6:00 p.m. Hong Kong time, Aug.1
  • Canada - 6:00 a.m. Canada Eastern time, Aug.1

As far as India is concerned, OnePlus will announce the device's release details in the coming days.

Watch this space for more updates.

Key specifications of OnePlus 3:

Model OnePlus 3
Display 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) Optic AMOLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 shield
  • Pixel density: 401 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based OxygenOS
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core SoC
GPU Adreno 530
Storage 64GB
  • Main:16MP camera with Sony IMX 298 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 1.12 µm lens, OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation), EIS (Electronic Image Stabilisation),PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), 4K video recording
  • Front: 8MP camera with Sony IMX179 sensor, 1.4 µm lens and f/2.0 aperture.
Battery 3000mAh battery with, Dash Charge (5V 4A) technology, which can charge up the phone from zero to 60 percent within 30 minutes
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons Full-metal body, fingerprint technology, dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.2 LE, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac)
USB Type-C, NFC (Near Field Communication), Dirac HD Sound and dual-microphone with noise cancellation.
Dimensions 152.7x74.7x7.35 mm
Weight 158g
  • India: Rs. 27,999
  • UK: £309
  • USA: $399