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Finally, after much anticipation, the OnePlus 6 has been announced at an event in London. This is flagship killer of this year has also been launched in India. The company also announced the Bullets Wireless headphones for Rs. 3,999. We have come to know many features of this smartphone in the recent months, thanks to the countless leaks. The smartphone will be exclusive to the online retailer Amazon India.
OnePlus has already set a high benchmark for its smartphones making them compete with the likes of the other flagship models. With this one, the company has brought in more improvements as the OnePlus 6 is the first device from the company to arrive with a waterproof build.
The flagship smartphone is one of the most affordable high-end models available right now. The company has stepped up the game by adding trending features. The company focused on the user feedback and implements the changes that will make the device more appealing to the users. Having said that, let's take a look at all the aspects of the smartphone without any further ado.
Design and Display
The OnePlus 6 retains a simple design as the other devices from the company. There is a bezel-less design as seen on the OnePlus 5T. This time, they have opted for a glass build instead of metal as it is more beneficial. There will be a Mirror Black variant and a Midnight Black variant. The limited edition model will be available in Silk White. The Silk White variant will feel like ceramic as it has a Matte effect. It will be made available in the next three weeks. As the company's CEO confirmed it earlier, this smartphone features a display notch at the top center. There is a dual-camera setup at the left corner of the rear panel. And, a fingerprint sensor is positioned below the camera module.
The OnePlus flagship adorns a 6.28-inch FHD+ Full Optic display with a resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels. There is a notch at the top center of the screen resulting in an aspect ratio of 19:9. The display will be protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Notably, this is the phone from the company sport the largest display but it is of the same size as the previous models. The company has managed to offer a large screen space with this device.
The OnePlus 6 is touted to be the fastest flagship smartphone offering a fast and smooth experience. Under its hood, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC clocked at 2.8GHz. This processor is said to be 30% faster in terms of performance and 10% more power efficient. This processor is paired with Adreno 630 GPU. It will have 6GB/8GB RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB of UFS 2.1 storage capacity. There is a 3300mAh battery with fast charging (4V and 4A). It can give a day's power in just 30 minutes of charging.
The device has a dual-camera module at its rear comprising a 16MP main sensor with an increased sensor size for better low-light performance. There is a secondary 20MP sensor too. The device will come with portrait mode. It will not take a longer time to process the images. The rear camera will have OIS and EIS too. There are portrait mode effects too.
An upcoming software update will enable the portrait mode even on the selfie camera. The company has added slow motion feature to the camera letting users choose a segment of the clip that has to be slowed down. There is also an inbuilt video editor.
The selfie camera is a 16MP sensor with Sony IMX 371 sensor and f/2.0 aperture. The rear camera uses Sony IMX519 sensor and Sony IMX376K sensors.
Software and other features
The OnePlus 6 runs Android 8.1 Oreo topped with OxygenOS 5.1. The device is one of the early adopters of Android P. The OxygenOS will offer a near stock Android-like experience. The Android P developer preview will be rolled out in a couple of days.
There is Face Unlock and it is touted to unlock the phone in 0.4 seconds. It is said that the developers at OnePlus have made around 200 optimizations to the OS to enhance the experience. It is possible by decreasing the app loading time and reducing the app overdraw reduction.
The fingerprint sensor at the rear is ever faster taking just 0.2 seconds. There are other aspects such as NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G VoLTE and more. There is a Gaming Mode as well in the smartphone. Notably, the gaming mode offers an improved performance than the yesteryear models. What's interesting is that the device has a 3.5mm audio jack too.
OnePlus 6 price and availability
The OnePlus 6 will be available starting from May 22 in Mirror Black and Midnight Black editions. The limited edition Silk White variant will be available from June 5. The base variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage space in Mirror Black is priced at Rs. 34,999. The 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant in all the color options is priced at Rs. 39,999.
The Prime members can purchase these phones in Mirror Black and Midnight Black from May 21. It will be open to all users from May 22. The limited edition Silk White variant will be available from June 5.