Late last month, the current OnePlus flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 5T went out of stock in North America, fueling rumors that the OnePlus 6 could launch sooner than expected this year. The 128GB variant of the smartphone has now gone out of stock on Amazon India as well, adding further credence to such rumors. However, the 6GB RAM variant of the smartphone is currently in stock on Amazon India.
OnePlus 6: Expected Launch Date
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau had claimed earlier this year that the company’s 2018 flagship will arrive sometime in late Q2. However, the company’s co-founder Carl Pei as well as CEO Pete Lau have been talking a lot about the OnePlus 6 recently, suggesting that the actual launch may happen much sooner. Some recent rumors have claimed that OnePlus will be officially unveiling the OnePlus 6 later this month. If the company does announce the OnePlus 6 before the end of this month, we can expect it go on sale in India by the end of this month or early next month.
OnePlus 6: Expected Specifications, Features
The OnePlus 6 is expected to have a larger 6.28-inch sized Optic AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution and a notch on the top. Thanks to the notch, the OnePlus 6 will have a slightly taller 19:9 aspect ratio instead of 18:9 on the OnePlus 5T. Powering the OnePlus 6 will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC, coupled with 6GB or 8GB of RAM. Rumors claim the OnePlus 6 will be available in three storage variants – 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. In terms of design, a leaked image that surfaced on the web recently hinted at a wooden textured back cover, while some rumors claim the OnePlus 6 will have a glass back. What has been confirmed, is that the upcoming device will retain the 3.5mm headphone jack.
In the camera department, OnePlus 6 is expected to come with a 16MP + 20MP dual-camera setup on the back, not very different from its predecessor. However, the selfie camera on the front is expected to receive a bump in resolution to 20MP. When it comes to battery life, we do have high hopes from the OnePlus 6, thanks to a beefier 3450mAh battery and perhaps wireless charging support as well, thanks to a glass back. Needless to say, the upcoming OnePlus flagship will retain the company’s Dash Charge fast charging technology. In terms of software, the OnePlus 6 is likely to debut with Android 8.1 Oreo-based OxygenOS out of the box with some new software features such as gesture controls similar to the iPhone X and the ability to black out the sides of the notch. It is also rumored to feature more advanced facial recognition compared to the OnePlus 5T. In addition to Face Unlock, users will of course be able to unlock the smartphone using a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
OnePlus 5T: Specifications, Features
The OnePlus 5T comes with a 6.01-inch Optic AMOLED display that offers 1080 x 2160 Full HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. While the OnePlus 5T is very different from its predecessor in the design department, it runs on the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor clocked at 2.45 GHz with an Adreno 540 GPU. While the 6GB RAM version of the smartphone packs 64GB of onboard storage, the 8GB RAM version offers 128GB of built-in storage.
On the back of the OnePlus 5T is a dual-camera setup with a 16MP primary camera and a secondary 20MP camera. For selfies, the OnePlus 5T offers a 16MP snapper with an f/2.0 aperture lens. Connectivity features supported by the OnePlus 5T include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C, NFC, and 4G VoLTE. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the back of the handset, similar to most other “bezel-less” smartphones. Fueling the internals is a 3300mAh capacity battery with Dash Charge fast charging technology. Launched with Android 7.1 Nougat-based OxygenOS 4.7 out of the box, the smartphone received the Android Oreo update a few weeks back.