OnePlus just announced its flagship OnePlus 6 smartphone at an event in London and it will be available to pick up on 22 May.
The most controversial aspect of the new design, the notch at the top of the 6.3-inch 19:9 OLED display, has already been the subject of a preemptive rationalization from the company, and fan demands have been answered with the added option to conceal the notch by putting a black bar on the screen around it.
OnePlus 6 Price and Availability
The OnePlus 6 comes in 6GB RAM with 64GB version in Mirror Black at $529 (Rs. 35,825 approx.) / €519 / £469 , 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version in Mirror Black, Midnight Black and limited-edition Silk White at $579 (Rs. 39,210 approx.) / €569/ £519 and the top-end 8GB RAM with 256GB storage Midnight Black version costs $629 (Rs. 42,600 approx.) / €619 / £569.
OnePlus has announced a series of pop-up events across the US, Europe, India and China on May 21 where you’ll be able to buy the handset for the first time. Meanwhile the limited edition Silk White goes on sale on June 5.
OnePlus 6 design and display
The OnePlus 6 boasts the biggest screen ever found on a OnePlus handset, and it’s also the first phone from the firm to feature a notch at the top of the display.
The screen is 6.28 inches in size, with a 19:9 aspect ratio, and it’s covered in protective Gorilla Glass 5.
OnePlus has kept the headphone jack for the OnePlus 6, and it’s also made the handset more water resistant over (vs its previous handsets).
Both the front and the back of the OnePlus 6 is covered in Gorilla Glass 5 – a first for the firm’s flagship line of smartphones.
The alert slider has moved to the right of the phone, above the power/lock key, with the SIM tray moving to the right, above the volume rocker.
The OnePlus 6 will be available in the reflective Mirror Black, matte Midnight Black and striking Silk White. OnePlus says it’s worked the glass to feel like ceramic.
OnePlus 6 camera and battery
The OnePlus 6 comes with dual rear cameras, the main camera is 16MP and the secondary snapper is 20MP. Both sensors are made by Sony and feature both OIS and EIS.
OnePlus has increased the size of the 16MP sensor by 19% (vs 5T), allowing more light in, and reducing the level of noise in low light shots.
The rear camera can now shot up to a minute of slow motion footage at a time, at 480fps in a 720p resolution.
Portrait mode returns on the OnePlus 6, but it’s now faster and in the coming weeks a software update will be issued that brings the feature to the front facing camera as well.
The handset also feature’s Dash Charge, giving the OnePlus 6 ‘a day’s power in half an hour.’ The battery size remains the same as the OnePlus 5 and 5T though, at 3,300mAh.
OnePlus 6 biometrics
The OnePlus 6 has two forms of biometric security. First up is the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, which is now a smaller oval shape, rather than the circle on its predecessor.
Secondly, face unlock is included, allowing you to unlock the phone hands free. OnePlus says face unlock takes 0.4 seconds to recognize you and allow you access to the handset, while the fingerprint scanner is quicker at 0.2 seconds.
OnePlus 6 power and storage
The OnePlus 6 packs in a Snapdragon 845 chipset, the flagship power unit from chip maker Qualcomm, ensuring there’s plenty of power under the hood.
It arrives running Android 8 Oreo (with Oxygen OS 5.1 on top), but for the more adventurous among you, the OnePlus 6 also supports the new Android P Beta from Google.
This gives you a sneak peak at new features that’ll arrive on the Android platform later this year, but be warned, the P Beta is likely to be full of bugs.
There will be 6GB and 8GB of RAM combinations, and three storage options to choose from, with 64GB, 128GB and 256GB available.
OnePlus 6 specifications
- 6.28-inch (2280 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 aspect ratio AMOLED display with DCI-P3 color gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
- 2.8GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 10nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU
- 6GB LPDDR4X RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.1) storage, 8GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) / 256GB (UFS 2.1) storage
- Android 8.1 (Oreo) with OxygenOS 5.1
- Dual SIM (nano + nano)
- 16MP rear camera with dual LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture, 1/2.6″ Sony IMX519 sensor, 1.22μm pixel size, OIS, EIS, secondary 20MP camera with Sony IMX376K sensor, f/1.7 aperture, 1.0μm pixel size, 480 fps slo-mo at 720p, 240 fps at 1080p, 4k at 60 fps
- 16MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX 371 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 1.0μm pixel size
- Fingerprint sensor
- Water-resistant body
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Dimensions: 155.7×75.35×7.75mm; Weight: 177g
- 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
- 3300mAh battery with Dash Charge (5V – 4A)