OnePlus today announced its latest premium flagship device, the OnePlus 6.
At the company’s event in London, the keynote address is likely to be delivered by the OnePlus co-founder, Carl Pei.
Perhaps the most important difference between the OnePlus 6 and its predecessor – theOnePlus 5T- is design.
As expected, it has a 6.28-inch optic AMOLED display replete with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a iPhone style notch to boot.
There is a dual camera setup on the back, with the primary shooter being a 16MP lens, and the other being 20MP. Both lenses sport an aperture of f/1.7 along with phase detection autofocus. This has been coupled with the Adreno 630 GPU to help improve gaming and performance.
Talking about the variants, it is believed that the company will introduce the flagship device in 3 variants as per the RAM storage. The 6GB Ram variant will come with 64GB and 128GB storage options, while the 8GB version will have 256GB of internal storage. It can be paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 2.1 on-board storage although you can spring for as little as 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage should you choose. There is also a 6GB/128GB combination.
The upcoming OnePlus 6 will feature the best-in-class hardware in town.
The battery remains at 3,300mAh with dash charge fulfilling the promise of never running out of juice. It will be followed up by an event in China tomorrow at 10am CST (7:30am IST), followed by an India launch event in Mumbai at 3pm IST the same day.
OnePlus reiterated its stance on the device being much more than a list of specifications, with its OxygenOS allocating more processing power to an application upon launch, ensuring a smoother, uncompromising experience.
Last year, despite the buildup for the OnePlus collaboration with world-renowned camera rating agency DxOMark, OnePlus 5T failed to live up to the hype.
OnePlus has established a cycle of releasing a new phone every six or so months, but it always only sells one phone at a given time. That’s unchanged. It’s the increased individual pixel 1.22um sizes of the OnePlus 6 (up from 1.12um on the 5T) that will give you better low-light photos on the newer phone. We’ll go over the release date, pre-orders, carrier support, colors, and pricing for each model. Look for it in your choice of mirror black, midnight black or silk white (note the white model doesn’t arrive until June 5). A larger display in a similar form factor as the OnePlus 5T now reveals smaller bezels not only on the sides but also on the top and bottom.
One of the keys to OnePlus’ success has been focusing on one phone at a time – and aside from cases and, of all things, a backpack, the company hasn’t strayed too far from phones. However, these new headphones are the company’s first attempt at a set of Bluetooth headphones.
Perhaps one of the greatest considerations for most users when upgrading to a new phone is whether the phone will be powerful enough to handle all the apps, games, videos, and web browsing that a phone is used for over the course of its life.