O2 brings the OnePlus 3 exclusively to the UK High Street

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O2 first carrier to bring the OnePlus to the UK High Street and monthly tarrifs

OnePlus has partnered with O2 in the UK to get the OnePlus 3 onto the UK high street. This makes O2 the first UK network to offer OnePlus devices directly.

Up until now, the only way to purchase the OnePlus 3 in the UK was to buy it SIM free direct from OnePlus. O2’s offering changes that, bringing the phone on monthly tariffs.

Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus said,

“we’re pleased to say that from September 29, the OnePlus 3 will be available on O2, a mobile carrier with a strong history of bringing the best new devices to market in the UK.

We chose O2 as our exclusive partner in this important market because they have a history of focusing on the most premium smartphones for the most savvy users, which aligns very well with our products and users,”

O2 had the exclusive on the Apple iPhone in 2007 and 2008, which is more than likely what Pei is referring to.

The OnePlus 3 will be available in O2 retail and online stores from September 29th on tariffs starting at £28 per month for 500MB of data and no upfront cost. It will also be possible to buy the OnePlus 3 off-contract. The big benefit to consumers is that once they buy a OnePlus from O2, they’ll be able to walk in to an O2 store and get support for their device directly from the carrier.

O2 head of devices Magnus McDonald said:

“As the only operator in the UK to sell the OnePlus 3, we’re proud to be bringing our customers more choice when it comes to picking their next flagship phone.”

“The OnePlus 3 offers high quality cutting edge technology and great design at an affordable price and we think our customers will love it.

The OnePlus 3 comes with a premium metal body, a 5.5-inch AMOLED display that, although Full HD rather than Quad HD, is bright and vibrant. The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset with 6GB of RAM; there’s a 3000mAh battery that will see you through the day and some really fast charging on offer too.

OnePlus 3 Specs

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Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Display5.5-inch Optic AMOLED
1920×1080 (401 ppi)
Gorilla Glass 4
ProcessorSnapdragon 820
Quad-core, 2.2GHz
Adreno 530 GPU
Rear Camera16MP IMX298, f/2.0, 1.12-micron pixels
RAW, 4K video, 720p slo-mo
Front Camera8MP IMX179, f/2.0, 1.4-micron pixels
Fixed focus, 1080p video
ConnectivityUSB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2
Network bands (NA)FDD-LTE 1/2/4/5/7/8/12/17
HSPA 1/2/4/5/8
Network bands (EU/AS)FDD-LTE 1/3/5/7/8/20
TDD-LTE 38/40/41
HSPA 1/2/5/8
SIMDual Nano SIM
Dash Charge
Battery3000 mAh
Water resistanceNo
SecurityOne-touch fingerprint
Dimensions152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 mm
Weight158 g


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