OnePlus has unveiled its next premium flagship, the OnePlus 6 today at an event held in Mumbai, India. It is being launched just 5 months after the previous flagship OnePlus 5T made its way to the market. The new phone promises improved performance, has an all glass body and gets a design uplift. Pricing has been slightly increased as well, it now starts from Rs. 34,999, two thousand rupees more than the OnePlus 5T. It will be available exclusively on Amazon India starting May 21st. Let’s see what the new OnePlus 6 has to offer.
Starting with the overall design and display, the OnePlus 6 surely looks different than all of its predecessors, all thanks to the notch on the top. Apart from this, the phone now rocks an all glass body with signature OnePlus design cues. The glass on the front as well as the back are Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protected. The dual rear cameras are now vertically aligned and the fingerprint sensor is placed below it, both are now aligned in the middle. Apart from the notch and a very thin chin, the display occupies almost all of the phone’s front.
Nothing else is changed in terms of display, it is still an AMOLED screen and measures a little more at 6.28-inches (due to the notch). Even the resolution is same at Full HD+ and to be precise, the display produces 2280 x 1080 pixels. The aspect ratio of the phone is 19:9 due to the changed dimensions of the screen.
Talking of the cameras, not much is changed from what was offered in the OnePlus 5T. The dual rear setup comprises of a 20-megapixel sensor and a 16-megapixel sensor, both having an aperture of f/1.7. The primary 16-megapixel sensor now also offers OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) along with EIS. On the front, there is the same 16-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture.
OnePlus 6 is being promoted with the tagline ‘The Speed You Need’ and it won’t disappoint for sure. The phone comes with Qualcomm’s flagship processor, the Snapdragon 845. It is a 2.8GHz octa-core processor which is currently the best in the business. It is coupled with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM depending upon the variant you choose. The different RAM variants also come with varying storage options as usual, the 6GB one packs 64GB of storage whereas the 8GB one has 128GB of internal storage. There is no microSD card storage support so you can’t expand the storage externally.
Just like all OnePlus phones, it runs on Oxygen OS, a custom layer on top of stock Android (Android 8.1 Oreo in this case). Oxygen OS is one of the finest custom skins on top of stock Android as it just offers subtle improvements to the overall experience without trying to overdo things. There are minor improvements to the it specially for the OnePlus 6. You get a feature to hide the notch and the alert slider functionalities have slightly changed.
Battery on the phone is still the same at 3300mAh. Surprisingly, the company has rebranded its Dash Charge to just Fast Charge for the OnePlus 6, the reason for which is still unknown. Hopefully, it is still as fast as in the previous phones. Connectivity options on the phone include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C, and GPS+GLONASS. It still retains the 3.5mm audio jack.
The 6GB RAM + 64GB starting variant of the phone is priced at Rs. 34,999. The higher 8GB RAM + 128GB storage capacity model will cost Rs. 39,999. Amazon Prime members will be able to buy the phone from 21st May. Regular customers can get it from 22nd May from Amazon India’s website.
OnePlus has also launched a special Marvel Avengers edition of the OnePlus 6 which comes with specifications of the top variant but with 256GB internal storage. It has slight design changes than the normal variant and is priced at Rs. 44,999. Here’s what you get in the box: