OnePlus’s Pete Lau posts a night shot from the OnePlus 3

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The OnePlus 3, launching next week, has got to be one of the phones we know so much about before it’s actually gone on sale, and now we know what to expect from the rear camera.

This isn’t the first time a photo sample from the OnePlus 3 has been posted ahead of launch, but it is the first night photo from the upcoming flagship phone.

The image shows a night scene with fireworks (shot at Disney) and give us a good idea of what we can expect from the phones 16 mega-pixel rear camera.

oneplus 3 night photo

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Unfortunately we don’t have an untouched original image to get a look at that would give us more information such as the aperture size, but we are hoping the phone will get at least an F1.8, to keep in touch with other flagships this year (see the ZUK Z2 Pro).

While the OP3 hasn’t been officially announced we are pretty confident the phone will come in a range of variants with the top model featuring a 5.5-inch FHD display, Snapdragon 820 chipset, 6GB RAM, 16 mega-pixel rear camera, 8 mega-pixel front, 3000mAh battery, VOOC fast charging from Oppo and NFC.

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  1. Manjurul Islam
    June 11, 2016

    Night shot doesn’t look promising ..

    • Raul
      June 12, 2016

      How can you make that up from a photo of that size?

      • Lars
        June 13, 2016

        Yeah, I don’t get the point of posting a 600×450 image…

    • balcobomber25
      June 12, 2016

      Actually that would be very very promising that it can display that much detail in a near pitch black environment but we would need to see the original unedited photo.

  2. Pau Lauri
    June 12, 2016

    I don’t care of night shots. Samsung and apple are shit when it is dark too. So let us be realistic, mobile phone cameras are not made for night shots. The same as profi cameras are best at daytime. Sometimes i do not understand… people want to get perfection at phone, computer and camera all at the same time for small money. It is a fcking smartphone and not hasselblad camera for 20.000 usd! Anyway. Waiting to get op3 into my hands, still using 2 pieces of op1 in my family, totally stock cyanogen and have no big complaints.

    • Raul
      June 12, 2016

      Same here, I don’t understand all the buzz about night shots, I mean come on, how many night shots will you take, I take pictures 1-2 times a day and about 2-3 night shots at most per month

    • balcobomber25
      June 12, 2016

      Couldn’t agree more, nearly every smartphone is shit when there is little light. Even the class “leaders” are terrible. The problem is the sensors are so small. If I really have a need for nighttime shots I’ll use my DSLR.

    • chinatester
      June 12, 2016

      Well you are right, but its all about sell something isnt it? everyone or most people know that phones are shite in night shots… But then suddenly one company claims oh wait we can do this with our phone, and there we go presale successful… But then if oneplus do care about night shots and try to improve technology to do it, then I think worth to support them, who knows maybe they will crack it.
      I would love a phone which could make good pics in no light conditions+ ip68, IR, gps, 4,7screen, 2ghz, 4gb, 128gb, dual sim 4g, acwifi, micro sd slot, slotted battery etc well dream on….

    • Oscar
      June 12, 2016

      Check out the zenfone, meizu and nubia line. Night shots are quite amazing using manual mode and if you understand how to take photographs. Most people think they’ll get the their phone out, take a picture and it will look amazing. Lol, even DSLR cameras can’t do that, you have to tinker with the settings. I don’t see anything special with that OP3 photo though.
      Current phones are trying to be a mixture of point and shoot and DSLR cameras, I don’t mind because it will only improve. We’re already close to low end DSLRs, in a couple of years we will have phones which produce photographs as good as DSLRs as long as there is a demand for cameras with manual controls on smartphones.

  3. CoinPhone
    June 12, 2016

    The photo looks pretty……..bad!