OnePlus 6 leaks in hands-on images ahead of official launch on May 17

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The OnePlus 6 will be officially unveiled and launched worldwide on May 17, but the smartphone has already been leaked multiple times. We’ve already had a look at its renders and leaked images, and the company has been teasing parts of its design, including the glass back and the screen notch, over the past few days. The information about the OnePlus 6’s internal hardware has been leaked as well. Now, clear, hands-on images of the phone have surfaced on the internet, showcasing its design elements.

Hands-on images of the OnePlus 6 have been posted on Chinese website Weibo. The phone appears to have been compared with the OnePlus 5T (review) as well as the iPhone X (review). The image showcases the phone’s bezel-less screen and its notch, which is implemented to make room for the front-facing camera and the required sensors. One of those leaked images also shows the phone’s loudspeaker, USB Type-C port, and the 3.5mm headphone jack, all of which appear to have been placed at the phone’s bottom. However, these images could be fake as well, and we say that because the notification slider is on the wrong side of the phone.

OnePlus 6: Launch Date, Expected Price

The OnePlus 6 will be officially unveiled and launched on the 17th of May, 2018. The device will most probably go on sale on the same day in various markets around the world, including India and the US. The OnePlus 6 is expected to be carry an increased price compared to its predecessor, the OnePlus 5T. It could carry a starting price tag of Rs. 34,999 for the 6GB RAM variant, and could go as high as Rs. 39,999 for the 8GB RAM variant. However, this is just our guesstimate, and not final prices.

OnePlus 6 Early Access Sale

OnePlus 6: Features, Specifications

The OnePlus 6 is expected to come bearing a 6.28-inch Optic AMOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution, 19:9 aspect ratio, thin bezels on all sides, and a display cut-out near the front-facing camera. The phone will feature a glass-and-metal sandwich design, which will also be IP certified for dust and water resistant. The phone will have a rear-mounted fingerprint reader and a USB Type-C port. It will run Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, with OxygenOS interface. It has been confirmed to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, which will either be paired to 6GB RAM or 8GB RAM, depending on the variant. There could be two storage variants: 64GB/128GB and 256GB.

The OnePlus 6 could have a 16MP+20MP dual rear-facing camera setup, just like the OnePlus 5T. The camera is expected to feature OIS as well. It will most probably support 4K video recording, but whether or not it supports 60fps mode remains to be seen, and we can confirm that only when the phone gets officially unveiled. It could also use the same 16MP front-facing camera that we’ve seen on the OnePlus 5T. It is a dual-SIM phone with support for A-GPS, 4G LTE, dual-band gigabit Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone port. The phone will have OnePlus’ iconic 3-way alert slider and a 3450mAh battery with Dash Charge v2.0, which can top up the battery to a level at which the phone can last a whole day after just 20 minutes of charging.

OnePlus 6 Screen Notch
OnePlus 6 Screen Notch

OnePlus 6: The Competition

The OnePlus 6 will compete with the likes of the Apple iPhone X, Google Pixel 2 XL (review), HTC U12+, Huawei P20 Pro, LG G7 ThinQ, Nokia 8 Sirocco, and the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2. Going by the company’s track record, we expect the Phone OnePlus 6 to be fast and smooth, and the design will receive a refresh, thanks to the glass back, so it will be a looker too. However, this year, it’s facing a lot of competition in the looks department from the excellently designed Huawei P20 Pro, especially in its Twilight trim.