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OnePlus 6 launch HIGHLIGHTS: Price starts at $529, over to India launch today

OnePlus 6 launch HIGHLIGHTS: Details on OnePlus 6 smartphone, expected price, features and specifications from the London launch. OnePlus also launched the Bullet Bluetooth earphones

Written by Hansa Verma | London | Updated: May 17, 2018 9:09:33 am
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OnePlus 6 has been launched at a global event in London. The launch event took place at Copper Box Arena in London and the company had a livestream of the event via its official YouTube channel. OnePlus 6 livestream started at 5 PM BST, which wass around 9:30 PM in India. OnePlus 6 will arrive in India on May 17, which is a day after its global debut. OnePlus will be hosting the event in Mumbai and it starts at 3 PM IST and the price will also be revealed tomorrow for the India market.

Also read: OnePlus 6 unboxing and first impressions: This takes the OnePlus story ahead

Read more: OnePlus 6 launched with all-glass body, notch and Snapdragon 845: Price, specifications

OnePlus 6 comes with an all-glass design, Snapdragon 845 processor, a notch on top of the display, and more. OnePlus will be introducing a 256GB storage variant for the first time and it will be coupled with 8GB RAM. OnePlus 6 price in India is expected to start at Rs 36,999 for the base model with 64GB storage, while 128GB storage variant could cost around Rs 39,999. The pricing on the higher-end model is unclear at this point.

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22:21 (IST) 16 May 2018
OnePlus 6 first look

Here is our first look of the OnePlus 6. No, its not a deep dive. That will have to wait, till then there is a lot here for you to figure out. Yes, it is a stylish phones with some standout features.  And yes, we did compare it against the OnePlus 5t.


22:12 (IST) 16 May 2018
OnePlus 6: Price and Availability

OnePlus 6 Mirror Black and Midnight Black to be available from May 22, while the limited edition Silk white will be available from June 5. Price is $529. India price is not confirmed. It will be announced at OnePlus 6 India event, which is tomorrow.  

22:11 (IST) 16 May 2018
OnePlus 6: Details

22:08 (IST) 16 May 2018
OnePlus 6 camera details revealed

OnePlus 6 front camera also gets Portrait mode, but that will be pushed out later via a software update. OnePlus 6 comes with 720p super slow motion mode @480fps. Users can shoot upto a minute long video and later decide which part to add slow motion effect to. The rear camera is 16MP 20MP still but now has OIS and EIS as well.  There's also a new video editor, allowing users to crop, add music and effects to videos.

22:00 (IST) 16 May 2018
OnePlus 6: Android P beta coming in the next couple of days

OnePlus 6 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, which the company says is 10 per cent more efficient than it's predecessor. It comes with up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB storage. It supports the company's fast charging Dash Charge technology for a day's worth of usage in half an hour of charge. It comes with Face Unlock feature that we saw on the OnePlus 5T. The phone runs the latest Android Oreo and Android P develop preview will also be available in a few days.

21:53 (IST) 16 May 2018
OnePlus 6: Display and Design

OnePlus 6 has a 6.28-inch display, largest ever on any OnePlus phone. The form factor remains the same as OnePlus 5t, while the screen space is larger. On screen navigation gestures introduced, which will let used navigate the display without the fixed Navigation Bar. OnePlus 6 Mirror Black, Midnight Black and Silk white variants launched. The variants are about finish and texture, says Pei. The Silk White version feels like ceramic, thanks to Matte effect. In three weeks time, the limited edition silk white will be available. 

21:51 (IST) 16 May 2018
OnePlus 6 revealed: Here's what it looks like

21:49 (IST) 16 May 2018
OnePlus 6: Detailed specifications revealed

Here's a look at OnePlus 6 detailed specifications. 

21:39 (IST) 16 May 2018
OnePlus Bullets Wireless earphones launched

OnePlus Bullets Wireless headphones launched. It works with Google Assistant as well. The magnetic device automatically turn off when put two earbuds together. When users let them apart, the earphones are switched on.  OnePlus Bullet Wireless headphones will go on sale from June 5 for $69. The India specific price is not confirmed.

21:37 (IST) 16 May 2018
OnePlus 6 launch: Two products being revealed today

OnePlus 6 is launching two products. "We spent the last two years prototyping different wireless headphones. Now we finally think we have something we can bring to the world," says Carl Pei. OnePlus Bullets Wireless headphones announced by company. 

21:32 (IST) 16 May 2018
OnePlus 6 event starts

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei is on stage. Pei says 7,000 OnePlus 5 units sold per minute globally.

21:22 (IST) 16 May 2018
OnePlus 6 launch: Will start in another ten minutes.

OnePlus 6 livestream starts at 9.30 pm. We are waiting for event to start soon.  

21:14 (IST) 16 May 2018
The OnePlus launch event is about to start

The OnePlus 6 launch event will start soon

This will be the hands on area where devices will be lined up after the event. 

20:54 (IST) 16 May 2018
OnePlus 6: When will it go on sale in India

OnePlus will have another event in Mumbai tomorrow, which is May 17. The smartphone is Amazon exclusive in India like previous OnePlus flagships. OnePlus 6 will first go on sale on May 21 on Amazon India, though this will be limited to Prime members only. OnePlus is also hosting pop-up events in the eight Indian cities, where customers can purchase the phone before open sale. OnePlus 6 pop-up events will take place from May 21, 22 in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Pune. Users will have to register for these events, and limited stock will be available for the OnePlus 6. 

20:46 (IST) 16 May 2018
OnePlus 6: Everything we know so far

When it comes to the OnePlus 6, quite a few things are already confirmed. The glass body, Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB variant, an Avengers Infinity Special Edition, water and dust resistance to name some. What remains to be seen is how the OnePlus 6 is priced in India when it launches. Leaks indicate this could be the most expensive OnePlus 6 phone starting at Rs 36,999 for the 6GB RAM And 64GB version, while the 8GB RAM and 256GB version could cost Rs 39,999. 

OnePlus 6 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of 2018.

The smartphone has a 16MP+20MP dual rear camera, but with EIS and OIS as well. OnePlus comes with a 6.28-inch AMOLED display and the screen will have an aspect ratio of 19:9.OnePlus 6 will be the company’s first smartphone to come with support for water resistance. The front camera remains the same as its predecessor, which is 16MP. The phone will run the Android Oreo version with the company’s  OxygenOS. An Android P beta will be ready to download for OnePlus 6 soon.

Disclaimer: The correspondent is in London attending the OnePlus 6 launch at the invite of OnePlus India