After weeks of rumours and image leaks for the OnePlus 6, OnePlus finally unveiled what seems to its most anticipated Smartphone ever. The OnePlus 6 was launched globally today in an event in London, and the India launch is set to take place tomorrow (May 17th) in Mumbai. Here we take a closer look at all the specifications and new features:
OnePlus 6: Key Specifications
As expected, The OnePlus 6 features a premium glass and metal construction, featuring a 2.5 D curved edge Gorilla Glass 5 screen on the front and a similar, curved glass panel on the back with a metal frame sandwiched in between. Switching to a glass design means the phone is finally water resistant, and according to Oneplus, is still ‘as durable as the previous metal bodies OnePlus phones’.
Under the hood is the latest and greatest Snapdragon 845 processor with Adreno 630 GPU. OP 6 will come in with two RAM variants – 6GB and 8GB coupled with internal storage options ranging from 64GB to 256GB.
The OnePlus 6 has a 6.28-inch Full-HD+ display with an 19:9 aspect ratio, and a notch on top, as was rumoured. It retains the 3.5mm audio jack, Fingerprint scanner on the back, a super-fast Face Unlock feature, and also support for Dash charging. The phone is powered by a 3300mAh battery. It comes with Android Oreo 8.1 out of the box and has a custom Oxygen OS UI on-top.
Here’s the full spec sheet:
OnePlus 6: Camera Conscious
Cameras are one of the most important features we consider while buying a phone nowadays and OnePlus is well aware of that. It had been teasing the OnePlus 6′ camera prowess in the Smartphone cameras blind test against the best cameras out there, and now we know what all has improved. The OP6 comes with vertically stacked dual cameras at the back with a 16MP primary snapper which now has bigger pixel size and also gets both OIS and EIS, which in most simple terms would mean much better photos in low-light with lower noise. The secondary camera allows you to take Portrait mode photos, which OnePlus claims is now even faster and will even be available on the Front Cam.
The OP6 also becomes the first smartphone to offer Super Slo-mo video recording at 480fps for upto 1 minute! We are surely excited to test out this feature. Notably, The Galaxy S9 family supports even slower 960fps videos but it can only capture a 2-second burst of super slo-mo footage.
Oneplus 6: New Features
SPEED was the main focus of OnePlus while making the OnePlus 6 and that reflects in the updated hardware as well as software optimisations. OP6 now has a feature called Burst Processing, which as the name suggests, given an extra burst of processing power when you’re trying to open an app, thus making your apps launch faster.
OnePlus has also added Caching of some apps, based on the apps you use most frequently. So OP6 will keep some elements of your most favorite apps pre-loaded on the RAM, thus making your phone feel even faster.
The OP6 also features an improved Gaming mode, which now not only blocks notifications while you’re playing a game, but also prioritises more data and processing power for the game whilst also limiting the other background process, so your games launch quicker, and just feel faster overall.
OnePlus 6: Global Pricing
OnePlus has stayed true to its commitment of providing the best specs at a fair price and the OP6 has a starting price of $529 (Rs 36,000 approx.). The starting price in Europe is 519 EUR. In comparison, the OnePlus 5T launched in Europe at 499 EUR for the 64GB variant. The 8GB+256GB variant of the OnePlus 6 will be priced at $629 (Rs.43,000 approx.) or 619 EUR, slightly higher than the 559 EUR price tag of the 8GB RAM variant of the OnePlus 5T.
Here’s the pricing for all the different variants:
As for the pricing in India, we’ll get to know for sure tomorrow, but till then, we can expect it to be close enough to its international pricing. So, we can expect the Indian pricing to be somewhere around Rs. 36,999 for its 64GB storage variant, and go up to Rs. 39,999 for the 128GB storage variant.
OnePlus 6: Availability
The OP6 will be available in a glossy Mirror Black and a matte finish Midnight Black variant. These two variants will go on sale from 22nd May through OP’s own website and their online partners. There’ll be a special limited edition Silk White variant which will go on sale from June 5. OnePlus’ partnership with Marvel for the OnePlus 6 will see the smartphone maker release a special edition Marvel Avengers Infinity War variant of the OnePlus 6 and this will also be a limited edition. OnePlus has also announced a partnership with HDFC Bank, which now sees the smartphone listed on its website available under its Smart Buy offer.
OnePlus 6: India Launch and Offers
OnePlus will be launching the OnePlus 6 tomorrow (i.e. 17th May) in NSCI Dome, Mumbai. The OnePlus 6 is also an Amazon Exclusive product and has been made available under the Amazon Fast AF (Fast and First) sale, which lets users procure the device on a first come first serve basis. The device will also be made available exclusively for Amazon Prime users from 22nd of May. The OnePlus 6 page on Amazon’s website has become the fastest among the OnePlus devices to reach the figure of one million registrations. The page has been live since the 22nd of April.
Stay tuned for up-to-date coverage from the India Launch of OP6. Meanwhile, check out everything you need to know about the launch offers on OnePlus 6 here.