“All the rumours about the OnePlus 6 in one place”
OnePlus’ journey in the smartphone world has been nothing short of extraordinary. From an unknown, new brand, it has quickly grown to become one of the most popular smartphone brands globally, leapfrogging a few stalwarts during the process. It has reached a point where there’s always a lot of buzz surrounding the latest OnePlus flagship, and even more so about the next one. As such, the upcoming OnePlus 6 smartphone finds itself surrounded by leaks, rumours and what not. So to make things easier for you, we’ve compiled what all can you expect from the OnePlus 6. Let’s get started.
Design and display: one plus notch
Love it or hate it, notched displays are here to stay. With more Android manufacturers following this trend, the feature (if you can call it that) is going mainstream very quickly. OnePlus’ co-founder Carl Pei has already confirmed the presence of a notch on the OnePlus 6, though he believes that their notch ‘is different and implemented with more thought and care’. What’s more, Pei has even revealed the dimensions of the notch, which sit at 19.6mm x 7.68mm. This makes the notch on the OnePlus 6 larger than the one on the Essential phone (first impressions), but smaller than the cut out on the Apple iPhone X (review).
On the bright side, Pei talked about the brand’s efforts to optimise its software to disguise the notch when videos are being played to deliver a distraction-free experience while consuming multimedia. Apart from the addition of the notch, the rest of the display is expected to remain pretty similar to the OnePlus 5T (review), which features a 6.01-inch 18:9 Optic AMOLED display. If anything, the display might get more curved corners than its predecessor’s.
Talking about the design, popular tipster Evan Blass recently shared an alleged render of the OnePlus 6 on Twitter. The render reveals an enticing woodgrain textured back on the device, with a metal frame running around the edges. Thankfully, it looks like the upcoming smartphone will continue to ship with a 3.5mm headphone jack, along with a USB Type-C port and a rear fingerprint scanner. Moreover, there is speculation that the handset could come in several versions, including a ceramic variant, though nothing can be said with certainty.
Performance: second to none
Among the things the brand has confirmed about the OnePlus 6, is also the fact that it will sport the Snapdragon 845 SoC. In fact, the smartphone recorded an impressive score of 2,76,510 in AnTuTu benchmark, as per a leak. The brand will purportedly be launching the smartphone in 6GB and 8GB RAM variants, with storage options including 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models.
Software: sugar, spice, and everything nice
In terms of the software, the OnePlus 6 will reportedly boot Android 8.1 Oreo-based Oxygen OS out of the box, with under-the-hood performance and speed enhancements. The company’s superfast face unlock feature, which debuted on the OnePlus 5T, is also expected to make a comeback in the new device. Interestingly, the notification bar will witness a host of design changes, including a shift in the clock position from the right side to the left side, in an attempt to incorporate the new notch.
In addition, OnePlus has already teased that its upcoming flagship will feature more advanced gestures for navigation. This functionality is expected to improve the full-screen experience that the OP6 will offer to its users as it gets the display notch.
Cameras and battery: a dash of power
Interestingly, the rumour mill has been quite silent when it comes to the cameras on the upcoming flagship. What we do know however, is that the smartphone will almost certainly continue using a dual-camera setup on the back. Given the 5T ships with a 20MP + 16MP primary dual camera setup and a 16MP front camera, we have high expectations from its successor.
In terms of battery, the OnePlus 6 will reportedly get a slight bump in capacity, as it’s expected to ship with a 3,450mAh unit, as compared to the 3,300mAh battery found on its predecessor. Fast charging duties will be handled by the brand’s Dash Charge technology, which has proved to be quite a handy feature.
Availability and pricing: the good and the bad
As per reports, the brand might change its launch schedule a bit this year, and launch the OnePlus 6 a bit earlier than the June-July timeframe it used to follow previously. While that might be a good news, a report also claimed that the new device will be the costliest OnePlus flagship till date, with a rumoured price tag of around Rs 50,000 for the most high-end model of the phone.
That’s it about the OnePlus 6 for now. Do note that most of these details have not been confirmed by the brand, and might change by the time the device goes official. Stay tuned to 91mobiles for all the updates.