OnePlus is all set to launch its next flagship smartphone at a global event in London next week, followed by a dedicated launch event for the Indian market in Mumbai. Ahead of the smartphone’s official unveiling, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan has accidentally revealed the two color variants that the OnePlus 6 will be available in when it goes on sale in India later this month.
OnePlus 6: Two Color Variants Leaked in a Tweet by Amitabh Bachchan
One of the greatest superstars of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan accidentally tweeted images showing the upcoming OnePlus 6 flagship smartphone in Black and White color options. The images suggest the OnePlus 6 will be offered in two color options at launch in the Indian market – Black and White. More colors will probably be introduced sometime later this year, including Blue. While the actor was quick to delete the tweets showing the OnePlus 6, we managed to grab the screenshots just in time. In case you aren’t aware, Amitabh Bachchan is the brand ambassador for the OnePlus brand in India. In his tweet, he also announced that launch invites for the OnePlus 6 will be available starting 10 AM today.
OnePlus 6: Launch Invites Sale Today at 10 AM
OnePlus will begin selling tickets to the OnePlus 6 event in Mumbai at 10 AM today on its website. However, the company does say that only limited tickets will be up for grabs, priced at Rs.999 each. Those of you who purchase a ticket will receive several goodies including a gift hamper full of exclusive Marvel merchandise like Marvel Avengers Cap, Marvel Avengers T-shirt, OnePlus Notebook, OnePlus Tote Bag, Cash Cannon, and OnePlus voucher worth Rs.999. The voucher can be redeemed on oneplus.in on purchase of any device or accessory.
OnePlus 6: Expected Price in India, Launch Date
The OnePlus 6 is expected to start at Rs.36,999 in India for the base memory configuration with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. A 128GB variant will be offered as well, paired with 8GB of RAM. It is expected to be priced at Rs.39,999 in India. Rumors also suggest OnePlus could launch a 256GB variant of the device, although it hasn’t been confirmed if it will make its way to the Indian market.
OnePlus is holding a formal launch event in India on the 17th of this month in Mumbai. The OnePlus 6 will be an Amazon exclusive in India, with the an early access sale scheduled to be held on May 21. Apart from Amazon.in, you will also be able to get a hands-on experience and also purchase a new OnePlus 6 smartphone at presale pop-up events that will be held in eight major Indian cities.
OnePlus 6: Leaked Specifications, Features
Similar to the OPPO R15 unveiled earlier this year, the OnePlus is expected to sport a 6.28-inch display with a notch on the top. The Optic AMOLED panel on the OnePlus 6 will offer 1080 x 2280 Full HD+ resolution with an aspect ratio of 19:9. As confirmed by the company’s CEO, users will be able to hide the notch on the OnePlus 6. The feature will be added to the smartphone as part of a software update that will be released soon after it goes on sale.
Under the hood, as re-confirmed by the recent Geekbench listing, the OnePlus 6 is going to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with an Adreno 630 GPU. As we mentioned above already, the octa-core SoC will be coupled with 6GB of RAM in the base configuration and 8GB of RAM in the more expensive variant.
Moving on to imaging, the OnePlus 6 will feature a 16MP + 20MP dual-camera setup at the rear with 4K video recording. On the front of the handset will be a 16-megapixel snapper, as revealed by the smartphone’s recent listing on TENAA. The TENAA listing has also revealed that the OnePlus 6 will be backed by a 3300mAh capacity battery with the company’s Dash Charge 2.0 fast charging technology.
In terms of connectivity, the upcoming OnePlus flagship will support Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, NFC, USB Type-C port, 4G VoLTE, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, and BeiDou. In terms of dimensions, 155.7 x 75.35 x 7.75mm and weighs in at 177 grams. As for software, the OnePlus 6 will be shipping with the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box.