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OnePlus arrived in the Indian smartphone market in December 2014, and it has already become one of the most recognized brands in the country. OnePlus phones have always been a good bargain with top-of-the-line features, stylish design, and affordable pricing. Needless to say, in a price-sensitive country like India, many prefer this Chinese phone maker over the likes of Samsung or Apple. While the OnePlus 5T still remains a popular smartphone choice, we are definitely looking forward for the company's next flagship, the OnePlus 6.
OnePlus 6 is undoubtedly one of most anticipated smartphones at the moment. Speculations are being made, as the rumor mill has started churning out details of the smartphone. Of course, its launch is not imminent, but there's no harm in knowing about the expected features and specifications of the OnePlus 6.
OnePlus 6: Expected launch date and price
Given that OnePlus 5 was unveiled in June last year, we can expect the OnePlus 6 to launch around the same time. Moreover, the OnePlus CEO Pete Lau had earlier said that the company's next flagship will be released in late Q2, 2018. So it is safe to say, we will get our hands on the OnePlus 6 by the end of June.
Coming to the pricing part, a new leaks suggests that the OnePlus 6 will be quite expensive. According to the leak, the phone will have a 8GB RAM and 256GB storage variant, which will carry a price tag of $749 (approximately Rs. 48,850).
Well, seems like although OnePlus started as a company that offered flagships at a comparatively cheaper price, it has been steadily making its phones costlier each passing year.
OnePlus 6: Design
While we still have about three months left for the launch, alleged images of the OnePlus 6 have started surfacing online. Going by the latest leak, the smartphone will come with a reflective glass back.
On the rear panel, there will be a vertically arranged dual camera setup, placed towards the top center. The fingerprint scanner will be located just below the camera setup.
The leaked images also show that the OnePlus 6 will feature a full-screen design with a notch akin to the iPhone X. Other than that, a screenshot of the phone's AnTuTu benchmarking test result suggests that it will sport a display with 19:9 aspect ratio.
While all this information may not come from official sources, leaks often turn out to be accurate. And about the notch, OnePlus had previously borrowed design from Apple's iPhones, and it could do the same this year.
OnePlus 6: Specifications and features
To start with the processor, OnePlus 6 will be powered the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. Pete Lau had already confirmed this information by saying, "Of course, there's no other choice". From the leaked AnTuTu benchmark test result, it looks like the smartphone has scored 276510 points. It is worth mentioning that OnePlus 6 has scored better than Xiaomi's upcoming flagship Mi Mix 2S on AnTuTu.
OnePlus 6 is expected to retain the same 6GB and 8GB options as the OnePlus 5T. The company is unlikely to make any upgrades in the memory department due to the fact that there are only a few phones available with 8GB of RAM.
In terms of storage, OnePlus will reportedly introduce a 256GB variant for the OnePlus 6, which will feature 8GB of RAM. Of course, there will be other variants with less storage space.
As far as the software part is concerned, OnePlus's next flagship will probably run on Android 8.1 Oreo with OxygenOS right out of the box.
Talking about the optics, the smartphone is likely to feature a dual rear camera. It is being speculated that the dual rear camera setup will comprise of a 20MP sensor and a 12MP sensor.
The OnePlus 6 is also said to feature a 6.2-inch full-screen display and Dash Charge fast charging support.
Another major feature expected on OnePlus 6 is wireless charging. As per the leaked images, the smartphone has a glass back, which hints towards the possibility of wireless charging support.
What will be the USP of OnePlus 6
At this point of time, it is hard to answer this question. If rumors are to be believed, the iPhone X-like design and wireless charging support will be the key highlights of OnePlus 6. The smartphone could also come equipped with an improved Face Unlock feature.
Besides this, OnePlus may introduce a special feature on OnePlus 6, which will take us by surprise.
Having said that, we currently have limited information about the specifications of OnePlus 6, and we expect more details to emerge in the days to come. For all the updates on this, stay tuned to GIZBOT.
OnePlus 6 Codename
Folks at XDA Developers did some digging around and found the OxygenOS firmware files of the OnePlus 6. According to the firmware files, the smartphone is codenamed as "enchilada".
Only Mexican food lovers may know, enchilada is a corn tortilla rolled around a filling and covered with a chili pepper sauce.
If you find this odd, let's tell you that OnePlus 5T was codenamed as dumpling and OnePlus 5 was codenamed as cheeseburger. Well, we can surely see a pattern here!
OnePlus 6 connectivity features
OnePlus 6 could deliver a maximum data throughput of 1Gbps, reports XDA Developers. This would be made possible with Cat. 16 Gigabit LTE support.
In other words, OnePlus 6 will be the fastest data-supported smartphone in the OnePlus family. The handset will also offer downlink speeds of up to 1.2Gbps and uplink speeds of up to 150Mbps.