OnePlus 6 CAD renders surface online ahead of launch on May 17

Less than a week before the big event on May 16, high-resolution CAD renders of the OnePlus 6 give us a clear look at the upcoming flagship from all sides. The smartphone will be launched in India a day after its global debut, on the 17th of May.

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Ahead of the smartphone’s global unveiling next week, high-resolution CAD renders of the OnePlus 6 have appeared on the web, courtesy of noted leakster @OnLeaks and CompareRaja. The CAD renders reveal the smartphone’s design from almost all angles, confirming some of the key design highlights of the latest OnePlus flagship smartphone just days before the May 16 event in London. OnePlus will also be holding a formal launch event in Mumbai the next day, i.e. May 17th.

OnePlus 6: CAD Renders Confirm Key Design Highlights

While this isn’t the first time that we’re seeing renders of the OnePlus 6, the latest CAD renders of the smartphone do confirm all the key design highlights that have been revealed so far in previous leaks. As you can see in the CAD renders above, the OnePlus 6 sports a vertically-stacked dual-camera setup on the back, with an LED flash and a fingerprint sensor below it. On the bottom, the handset includes a USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a speaker grille. The front is dominated almost entirely by the Optic AMOLED display with a notch on the top.

OnePlus 6: Expected Price in India, Launch Date

Earlier this month, a leak had suggested that the OnePlus 6 will be launched in India at a starting price of Rs.36,999 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. The 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, on the other hand, is expected to cost Rs.39,999. OnePlus’ latest flagship smartphone will be up for grabs for the first time on May 21 on Amazon India at an Early Access Sale for Prime members. Non-Prime members will be able to purchase the OnePlus 6 starting May 22nd. OnePlus will also be holding presale pop-up events across eight Indian cities, where fans will be able to not just get a hands-on experience with the smartphone but also be among the first to purchase it.

OnePlus 6: Leaked Specifications, Features

The OnePlus 6 will sport a large 6.28-inch sized Optic AMOLED display with 1080 x 2280 Full HD+ resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio, thanks to the notch on top of its display, similar to the iPhone X and a few other Android smartphones like the LG G7 ThinQ, Asus ZenFone 5Z, and the Huawei P20 series. Powering the next OnePlus flagship smartphone will be an octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset from Qualcomm, the same chipset that powers a long list of flagship Android smartphones released this year.

In the memory department, the OnePlus 6 is expected to be available in three configurations, at least in select markets. These include 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage. Just like its predecessors, the OnePlus 6 will not have a microSD card slot, so further expansion will not be possible.

In the camera department, OnePlus 6 will feature a vertically-stacked dual-lens camera setup at the rear with a 16MP primary sensor and a 20MP secondary sensor. While the camera specs do seem very similar to the OnePlus 5T, rumors do suggest the actual image quality is significantly improved compared to last year’s models. On the front of the smartphone will be a 16-megapixel snapper for selfies and video calls. The front-facing camera is said to come with facial recognition support as well.

Coming to connectivity, the OnePlus 6 is expected to support Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, BeiDou, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, and 4G VoLTE. Other leaked specifications of the OnePlus 6 include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, dust and water resistance, and a 3300mAh capacity battery with Dash Charge 2.0 fast charging. In terms of dimensions, the smartphone reportedly measures 155.7 x 75.35 x 7.75mm and weighs in at 175 grams. In terms of software, the OnePlus flagship will be running Android 8.1 Oreo with the manufacturer’s custom OxygenOS overlay on top.