OnePlus is set to release their latest flagship model , The OnePlus 6 to the world.
Boasting the biggest screen OnePlus has ever put on a phone, a display notch, Snapdragon 845 chipset and new glass design it’s poised to play with the big names in the flagship market.
The device, as expected, features top-of-the-line specifications, including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with 6/8GB RAM. The OnePlus 6 has been priced at $529 for the 6/64GB variant, going all the way up to $629 for the 8/256GB variant.
Released in three color variants – a glossy Mirror Black, a matte Midnight Black, and a smooth Silk White, the OnePlus 6 will go on sale on May 22 in North America, Europe and India. Additionally, OnePlus has partnered with Marvel Studios to release a limited Avengers-edition OnePlus 6, which will go on sale later.
OnePlus 6 specifications
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC|
|Camera||Front: 16MP with EIS | Rear: 16MP+20MP with OIS and EIS|
|Display||6.28″ 19:9 FHD+ AMOLED|
|Battery||3,300mAh with Dash Charge (5v,4A)|
|Operating System||OxygenOS based on Android 8.1 Oreo|
OnePlus 6 Design
Looking on to the design, OnePlus has worked on last year’s OnePlus 5T and has replaced the aluminium back with a more premium glass back with rounded edges.
The screen is 6.28 inches in size, with a 19:9 aspect ratio the biggest screen ever found on a OnePlus handset, and it’s covered in protective Gorilla Glass 5.
The OnePlus 6 is also the first phone from the firm to feature a notch at the top of the display which houses the front-facing camera, sensors, and the earpiece.
The OnePlus 6 will be available in the reflective Mirror Black, matte Midnight Black and striking Silk White. OnePlus says it’s worked the glass to feel like ceramic.
With a bigger screen, The size of the OnePlus 6 hasn’t really increased over its predecessor.
OnePlus 6 camera and battery
The OnePlus6 features a dual rear camera . The main camera is 16 MP and the secondary shooter is 20 MP. Both sensors are made by Sony and it features OIS and EIS. The main sensor has 19% bigger pixels as compared to the 5T.
Main 16-megapixel Sony sensor f/1.7; 20-megapixel secondary sensor. Portrait mode. 480fps 720p slo-mo for a minute. 19% bigger pixels in the main sensor over the 5T
The camera is capable of recording video at up to 4K at up to 60 frames per second, and features a super-slow-motion mode that can record both 720p video at 240 frames per second, and at 480fps.
The 16-megapixel front-facing camera remains the same spec as before.
The handset also feature’s Dash Charge, giving the OnePlus 6 ‘a day’s power in half an hour.’ The battery size remains the same as the OnePlus 5 and 5T though, at 3,300mAh.
OnePlus 6 biometrics
The OnePlus 6 provides two forms of biometric security. First is the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, which is now a smaller oval shape, rather than the circle on its predecessor.
Secondly, face unlock is included, allowing you to unlock the phone hands free. Acc. to OnePlus the face unlock takes 0.4 seconds to recognize you and allow you access to the handset, while the fingerprint scanner is quicker at 0.2 seconds.
OnePlus 6 Performance and storage
The OnePlus 6 boasts a Snapdragon 845 chipset, the flagship power unit from chip maker Qualcomm, ensuring there’s plenty of power under the hood.
It runs Android 8 Oreo (with Oxygen OS 5.1 on top), but for the more adventurous among you, the OnePlus 6 also supports the new Android P Beta from Google.
This gives you a sneak peak at new features that’ll arrive on the Android platform later this year, but be warned, the P Beta is likely to be full of bugs.
There will be 6GB and 8GB of RAM combinations, and three storage options to choose from, with 64GB, 128GB and 256GB available.
The OnePlus 6 is scheduled to release on May 22 for the Midnight Black and Mirror Black, but OnePlus has announced a series of pop-up events across the US, Europe, India and China on May 21 where you’ll be able to buy the handset for the first time.
All variants of the OnePlus 6 go on sale May 22nd directly from OnePlus’ online store in North America, India, and across Europe. The European and UK pricing is less attractive than the US’s, with prices starting at €519 / £469 for 64GB of storage, going through €569 / £519 for 128GB, and maxing out at €619 / £569 for 256GB.