It definitely seems like the buzz is building up for the OnePlus 6 as rumours and leaks are appearing all over the internet. After an image of the protective case and details of the pricing leaked a couple of days ago, the latest information to hit the leaker community is regarding the official name of the OnePlus 6. The OnePlus community, as well as Android enthusiasts, have been lapping up whatever they can get before the official launch of the OnePlus 6. There was even a heated discussion online after OnePlus co-founder and CEO Pete Lau spoke about the iPhone X-inspired notch on top of the upcoming phone’s display. He justified the decision that the notch allowed the company to offer more screen real estate to its users.
Read on to see what we know about the OnePlus 6 so far.
OnePlus 6: Expected Launch Date
6et ready! pic.twitter.com/bmvI75xphm
— OnePlus (@oneplus) April 2, 2018
A teaser video has made an appearance on the OnePlus Twitter account, with a caption stating ‘6et ready’ and the video flashes ‘the speed you need’ at you before the number 6 flickers and disappears. The video confirms the device will be called the OnePlus 6 and the appearance of the teaser is in sync with what professional leakers have been claiming — that the OnePlus 6 would make its debut sometime in the second week of April. Some of you may remember that the OnePlus 5 was launched in June last year, so an April release is definitely a surprise for OnePlus fans.
OnePlus 6: Expected Price in India
A few days ago, an article on Gizmochina claimed that a credible source had confirmed prices for the three variants of the OnePlus 6 smartphone. The source claimed that the 64GB variant would be priced at $523 or Rs. 34,000, making it a tad more expensive than the OnePlus 5T, which is priced at Rs. 32,999. There are two other variants: a 128GB ROM version and a 256GB ROM version, which are priced at $602 (which translates to Rs. 39,133) and $697 (roughly Rs. 45,300) respectively.
OnePlus 6: Specifications and Features
Though we don’t have an official launch date for the OnePlus 6 and the company has not confirmed anything regarding the device except that it has a notch on its display, we do have information from fairly credible leakers about the upcoming flagship phone. And here’s what we know so far.
The device will have a 6.28-inch optic AMOLED display which will offer a resolution of 1080×2280 pixels. And thanks to the notch, the screen will offer an aspect ratio of 19:9. The phone will run on Android 8.1 out of the box and will offer RAM options of 6GB and 8GB, and storage options of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. The device will be powered by the newest chipset from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 845 SoC. The processor has 4 high-performance cores clocked at 2.7GHz each and 4 efficiency cores clocking 1.7GHz each. And for the graphics grunt work, the processor is paired with an Adreno 630 graphics processing unit.
We also know that the OnePlus 6 will have a vertical camera array, unlike the OnePlus 5T, which had a horizontal dual camera setup. The primary shooter will consist of a 16MP+20MP pair of lenses. For your selfies, the OnePlus 6 will be equipped with a 20MP f/2.0 shooter. The OnePlus 6 is also rumoured to have a better battery than the OnePlus 5T, which had a capacity of 3300mAh. The new phone is said to have upped this to 3450mAh.
As for the notch, well, it remains to be seen just how disruptive it will be. After all, the company did clarify that OxygenOS would be optimised to cause minimum discomfort to the user while using the phone. And given OnePlus’ history, this statement is fairly believable. And if the notch is completely unbearable, you can use an app like Natcho Notch to get rid of the notch.