OnePlus 6 is expected to make a debut in May, 2018, though the exact release date for the flagship phone is not confirmed. Ahead of the launch, the Chinese company has officially confirmed several details of its next-generation flagship device. OnePlus 6 will ship with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, have a notch on top of display and feature improved navigation gestures. Photos of OnePlus 6 have also leaked on social networking sites giving us a good look at the upcoming phone.
The expected India pricing of OnePlus 6 was put out by TrueTech and the base storage model of the phone could cost somewhere around Rs 33,999 to Rs 36,999. OnePlus 6 will feature a bezel-less display, dual rear cameras and a metal unibody design. Of course, the big change in OnePlus 6 will be the addition of iPhone X-like notch on top of display. OnePlus 6 could come in three colour variants, including a new blue colour option. While OnePlus has not sent out official media invites for launch event, we expect it to take place towards mid-May. Let us take a look at everything we know about OnePlus 6 so far.
OnePlus 6: Notch
OnePlus 6 co-founder Carl Pei confirmed to the The Verge that OnePlus 6 will sport a notch measuring 19.616mm by 7.687 mm on top of display. Later OnePlus CEO Pete Lau also out a detailed post explaining how notch was included to “maximise the use of the space” on the display which is freed up as smartphone components get smaller with the use of reduced bezel. According to Lau, the company has tested the notch’s compatibility with the 1000 most popular apps in the Play Store, and it works well.
OnePlus 6 will have an increased screen-to-body ratio, a chin at the bottom of the screen and extremely thin bezels on the top and the sides. It will have a 6-inch AMOLED display similar to the previous OnePlus 5T with no home button on the front. OnePlus 6 users will be able to black out the notch while playing games in landscape mode.
OnePlus 6: Avenger’s Infinity War Edition
OnePlus 6 is expected to be made available in Avengers: Infinity War edition in UK. Sequel to 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, the upcoming American superhero film is set to release on April 27 globally. According to a report in Deadline, Avengers: Infinity War marketing campaign is said to be worth $150 million, one of the largest for any Hollywood movie ever.
OnePlus 6: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB RAM
OnePlus 6 will be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, something which has been confirmed by the company. The phone will come with either 6GB or 8GB RAM with 64GB, 128GB or 256GB storage options. OnePlus 6 will be the first smartphone by the company to feature 256GB storage. The company is expected to continue with its approach of no microSD slot. Of course, the premium smartphone could be the most expensive phone launched by OnePlus ever. The flagship device will likely pack a 3,450 mAh battery with support for the company’s Dash Charging technology.
OnePlus 6: Design
OnePlus 6 is said to have a metal unibody design with a textured back, based on some early leaked images. Going by leaked images, OnePlus 6 could retain a 3.5mm headset jack, which will be present at the bottom along with a USB Type-C charging slot and speaker grille. In the new OnePlus phone, the alert slider could be positioned changed. To recall, last year the alert slider was next to the volume buttons.
OnePlus 6: Expected price in India
OnePlus 6 base model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage could be priced between Rs 33,999 to Rs 36,999 in India. OnePlus 6 with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage could cost around Rs 38,999 to Rs 42,999, which is nearly $600 price range. The OnePlus 6 Premium, which has 8GB RAM and 256GB on board storage will have the highest price range between Rs 44,999 to Rs 48,999. OnePlus 6 could be the company’s most expensive smartphone yet, putting the device in the same price-bracket as Samsung Galaxy S9 and Mi Mix 2S.
OnePlus 6: What else we know
OnePlus 6 camera specifications are expected to remain the same as OnePlus 5T, which will be 20MP+16MP. The front shooter will be 20MP. The smartphone could launch with a pair of wireless earbuds from the company. The phone will run Android 8.1 with OxygenOS on top. OnePlus recently shared a new teaser videos with details about some UI features on the OnePlus 6 smartphone. OnePlus 6 will have gestures for users to navigate the device.