OnePlus 6 Next OxygenOS Beta Update Arriving This Week May Bring Android 9 Pie: Report

The first OxygenOS public beta based on Android Pie is expected to be released this week.

The OnePlus 6 is arguably one of the most popular flagship smartphones released in India this year. Thanks to its impressive hardware specifications and competitive pricing, the smartphone has helped OnePlus become the No.1 brand in the premium segment in the country. According to reports, the latest OnePlus flagship is expected to receive the first Android Pie public beta update this week.

OnePlus 6: First Android Pie OxygenOS Public Beta Expected to Roll Out This Week

Last week, OnePlus rolled out the first HydrogenOS Android Pie-based beta update for the OnePlus 6 in China. The manufacturer typically rolls out the equivalent OxygenOS beta update in other regions around w week after the HydrogenOS beta rollout in China, so it is highly likely that the first OxygenOS Android Pie beta update will begin rolling out for the OnePlus 6 globally starting this week. After the OnePlus 6, we also expect similar Android Pie beta builds to be made available for the OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 3T, and the OnePlus 3.

OnePlus 6: Price in India

The OnePlus 6 is available in three memory configurations in India. Prices start at Rs.34,999 for the base variant of the handset, which comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory. The 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant of the smartphone is priced at Rs.39,999, while the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant is priced at Rs.43,999. On Amazon.in, you can get an instant discount of 10% on ICICI Bank credit card EMI transactions and 5% instant discount on purchases made using HDFC Bank debit card EMI. Amazon India is also offering No Cost EMI option on all major credit cards as well as Bajaj Finserv EMI card.

OnePlus 6: Specifications, Features

The company’s first smartphone to feature a notch, the OnePlus 6 comes with an impressive Optic AMOLED display measuring 6.28-inches diagonally with 1080 x 2280 Full HD+ resolution, 19:9 aspect ratio, DCI-P3 color space coverage, and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coverage on top. The flagship handset is powered by an octa-core 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 AIE processor clocked at up to 2.8 GHz with an Adreno 630 GPU. When it comes to memory, the OnePlus 6 is offered in a total of three configurations – 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage. Like its predecessors, the OnePlus 6 does not have a microSD card slot for further expansion.

As for optics, the OnePlus 6 features a 16MP + 20MP dual-camera setup at the rear with a Sony IMX519 primary sensor with 1.22um pixel size and a Sony IMX376K secondary sensor with 1.0um pixel size. Both the sensors on the back of the handset have been coupled with a large f/1.7 aperture. The OnePlus can capture videos at up to 4K Ultra HD resolution with a frame rate of up to 60 fps, along with Super Slow Motion videos in HD resolution at up to 480 fps. On the front is a 16MP Sony IMX371 sensor with a Portrait Mode, EIS, HDR, and Screen Flash features. You can also unlock the OnePlus 6 quickly and conveniently using the Face Unlock feature. In addition to Face Unlock, the smartphone has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor as well. Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NFC, USB Type-C port, and dual 4G VoLTE. The smartphone packs a 3300mAh capacity non-removable battery with the manufacturer’s Dash Charge technology for fast charging. It also comes with water resistance, Dirac HD Sound, and Dirac Power Sound. The smartphone currently runs on OxygenOS based on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system.

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