Just hours after the new OnePlus 6 was launched globally at an event in London, OnePlus has officially launched the OnePlus 6 and the OnePlus 6 Avengers Edition in India. The OnePlus will succeed the OnePlus 5T as the flagship product from OnePlus for 2018. Apart from the standard edition of the OnePlus 6, the company as also announced a OnePlus 6 Avengers Edition which will be on sale in India as well. Let us talk about the OnePlus 6, its design aspects and features in detail.
OnePlus 6: Price in India, First Sale, Offers
The OnePlus 6 will be offered in three versions – a base 64GB RAM + 64GB version, a pricier 8GB RAM + 128GB version, and a flagship 8GB RAM + 256GB Avengers Edition. The base 6GB version has been priced at Rs.34,999 while the 128GB version will set you back by Rs.39,999. The OnePlus 6 Avengers Edition which also gets 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage has been priced at Rs. 45,999. As always, the OnePlus 6 will be sold on Amazon.in, the OnePlus India store. The phone will go on sale starting May 22 for users across India. Amazon Prime users, however, can get the handset one day earlier, on May 21.
With the pricing of the handset out of the way, let us take a look at the spec-sheet and the design aspects of the product.
OnePlus 6: Design, Display
The OnePlus 6 is the first handset from OnePlus to feature an all-glass design. The handset gets a Gorilla Glass 5 on both the sides to ensure durability and scratch resistance. The design language is quite similar to the OnePlus 5T with the dimensions of the new model nearly identical. OnePlus has, however, managed to cram a slightly larger display thanks to the small bezels. Now that we are talking about the display, let us get into the details. The Avengers edition of the OnePlus 6 will get a Kevlar-style patterned rear panel and will also sport a gold Avengers emblem. Moving on to the display, the OnePlus 6 gets a 6.28-inch display with a notch at the top. The panel happens to be of the Optic AMOLED kind and has a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels. The display ends up with an aspect ratio of 19:9 and not to mention, a PPI density figure of 402.
OnePlus 6: Hardware, Camera Specifications
The OnePlus 6 is powered by Qualcomm’s most powerful offering – the Snapdragon 845 SoC that is also found on several new flagship class handsets. This SoC also integrates the powerful Adreno 630 GPU for graphics. The handset will be offered in a base 64GB + 6GB RAM version, a 128GB +8GB version and a top-of-the-line 256GB + 8GB RAM variant.
As far as the imaging department is concerned, the OnePlus 6 finally has the combination of OIS + EIS to ensure better low light images and improved stabilization in videos. The camera setup at the rear includes a Dual: 16 MP (f/1.7, gyro-EIS, OIS) + 20 MP (f/1.7) camera unit while the front camera is a 16-megapixel f.2.0 unit. The phone is capable of recording and playing back 4K 60fps video. Slow motion is also supported in 720p resolution at 480fps. The handset continues to use a rear mounted fingerprint sensor. As for the battery, the handset uses a large Li-Po 3300 mAh battery with support for fast charging. OnePlus seems to have dropped the Dash Charge brand with the OnePlus 6. The OnePlus 6 also happens to be the first device from the company to boast of some form of water resistance. The company, however, did not reveal if the handset is IPX certified against water and dust ingression.
OnePlus 6: OS Updates, Software
The OnePlus 6 is among the first handsets on the planet that will be updated to Android P as and when it is released. At launch, the phone will come with Oxygen OS atop an Android 8.1 Oreo core. As you might be already aware, the Oxygen OS UI is almost identical to stock Android.