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OnePlus 6 has set the online world on fire, much before its official launch date i.e. May 17 in the Indian market. If the brand is to be believed, the upcoming flagship smartphone will offer unmatchable speed and efficiency. Besides, the new OnePlus handset is also expected to set new benchmarks in design, display and mobile camera segments.
Seeing the immense anticipation among consumers for the upcoming flagship smartphone, we thought to make things simpler by documenting everything we know so far in one place. The following article will inform you about OnePlus 6's features, hardware, variants, expected price and even availability. Let's unveil everything we know about the OnePlus 6!
Design: Seamless Metal Unibody with Water-Dust resistivity
OnePlus as a brand has always shown a keen interest in building only premium devices with the highest quality material, and that too without sacrificing on practicality. It seems the company is set to deliver the same experience with the upcoming OnePlus 6. The company released the first official image of the OnePlus 6 on Twitter with the tagline, 'More immersion in a refined form factor'. The image gave a good glimpse of the new flagship handset's design.
OnePlus 6 looks aesthetically pleasing owing to its smooth finish, rounded corners and gentle curves. The founder and CEO, Pete Lau, in a recent forum post confirmed that the OnePlus 6 would come with a glass back. The handset is expected to sport a vertically stacked dual rear camera setup, circular fingerprint scanner, and the OnePlus branding. As expected, the left side of the OnePlus has the volume rockers and the signature 'Alert Slider', which is said to come with extended functionality. Importantly, OnePlus 6 will not ditch the most loved 3.5mm headphone jack.
It is also said that OnePlus might also introduce the new OnePlus 6 in some interesting new colors.
Last but not the least, OnePlus, in an official teaser video posted to Twitter has hinted that the OnePlus 6 will be its first water-resistant device. This will come as a delight for smartphone enthusiasts who were eagerly waiting to see the much-required feature on a OnePlus handset.
Intelligent Alert Slider
Another important aspect about the OnePlus 6's design is the new intelligent alert slider. A tweet by OnePlus revealed that the new smartphone will step up the Alert Slider game. The alert slider on OnePlus 6 will allow you to set focus while using the camera, which seems rather interesting and unique. It is said that the hardware control will allow you to change the focus on subjects while taking a shot. We can't wait to test this feature in real.
Display: Edge-to-Edge pixel-popping FHD+ Screen
OnePlus has recently confirmed that the team has worked to maximize the viewable area on the screen by implementing the new notch design. OnePlus designers have freed up a considerable amount of space near the top of the display. The notch occupies a minimal amount of space in the top-center part of the new display. This will allow for more usable screen area than ever.
As far as display specs are concerned, OnePlus 6 will sport a 6-inch edge-to-edge display with Gorilla Glass protection. OnePlus 6's new kind of display will be complemented with new gesture control support. A six-second video surfaced online with the tagline, "Speed up your experience with gestures".
The video showed the number 6 and various swipe gesture actions that could bring an all-new way to use the new OnePlus device.
Camera: Revamped Dual-Lens Camera Module
A recent tip on OnePlus 6's camera has left all of us baffled. Ace photographer ErrikosAndreou conducted an entire photo shoot featuring the popular Bollywood actress, Aditi Rao Hydari for the cover of Vogue India's May issue, shot on the upcoming OnePlus 6. The cover shot shows how beautifully OnePlus 6 has captured the entire scene. The detailing and color reproduction shows how well OnePlus 6's camera can handle light and deliver natural-looking pictures.
The new OnePlus 6 is said to sport a dual-lens camera setup with a bump in the image sensor to further improve the image quality. We don't have much information on the camera of the OnePlus 6; however, it is confirmed that the image quality is going to get a definite boost.
Hardware: Best-in-class CPU, RAM and GPU
OnePlus has never compromised on the underlying hardware and has always offered the best-in-class chipset and RAM combination. It goes without any saying that the upcoming OnePlus 6 will feature the best hardware in town. OnePlus 6 will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 845 CPU paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. This seems like a winning combination to deliver the unmatched speed and efficiency, which every user deserves from a modern mobile phone.
Software: Latest Oxygen OS
To complement the top-end hardware, OnePlus will ensure that you also experience the latest OxygenOS based on Google's Android software. OnePlus 6 is also expected to get the next Android P software upgrade by the end of this year.
OnePlus 6 x Marvel Avengers Special Edition
One of the biggest news about the new OnePlus smartphone is the limited edition variant. The company released a teaser video confirming the launch of the special edition of the upcoming OnePlus 6 smartphone. OnePlus 6 x Marvels Avengers Limited Edition smartphone will be launched on May 17, 2018 in the Indian market. OnePlus has also made it clear that the special edition OnePlus 6 will be an Amazon-exclusive product.
Marvel fans can fasten their seat belts as the special edition of the OnePlus 6 will have a custom textured back, exclusive to the Marvel Avengers Limited Edition. Notably, OnePlus introduced the OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition last year which turned heads around the globe. The new OnePlus 6 x Marvel Avengers Limited Edition device is set to carry the tradition even further.
Pricing and Availability
You don't have to wait much for the OnePlus 6 official launch as the company has already confirmed the launch date. OnePlus 6 along with the OnePlus 6 x Marvel Avengers Limited Edition smartphone will be launched on May 17, 2018 in Mumbai, India. OnePlus has confirmed that the brand will host pop-up events across 8 cities in India between May 21-22, 2018. The meet-ups will be organized in pop-up stores in cities such as Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Ahmedabad. OnePlus fans and interested customers will be able to experience and purchase the upcoming OnePlus 6 for over two days, on a first-come-first-serve basis.
As far as pricing is concerned, OnePlus 6 might cost Rs. 39,999 for the standard variant. The higher storage-RAM variant and the special edition OnePlus 6 x may cross the Rs. 40,000 mark.
You can stay updated for the sale of OnePlus 6 by simply signing up for notifications on Amazon.in. The early access sale for OnePlus 6 for Prime members starts at 12 pm on May 21, 2018.
With the OnePlus 5T launch, OnePlus became the first smartphone company to offer community members a chance to attend their launch event. The OnePlus 6 launch is to be company's largest community event yet and fans are vying for tickets that will go live for sale at 10:00 am IST on the 8th of May, 2018. You can buy tickets to the event here.