The Chinese manufacturer unveiled its latest flagship phone, OnePlus 6 in all its grandeur. The launch event was held in London today and was telecasted live on company’s website as well as on YouTube. Based on the leaks we already had a pretty good idea about the phone and its specs, and it looks like OnePlus has poured its heart into the phone as they label it “the fastest flagship experience the company has ever created.”
As leaked earlier in renders, OnePlus 6 has a bold and clean design with smoothly rounded corners and a gently curved glass back. The phone has a 6.28-inch Full Optic AMOLED display that comes with 1080 x 2280 resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio.
The screen comes with a notch that hosts the notification LED, earpiece, proximity sensor and the ambient light sensor.
Besides, it has a power key, and the alert slider on the right side while, on the left, a volume rocker and a sim tray and most importantly it has a headphone jack too so you can still use your favorite headphone with the OnePlus 6. On the back, it has a dual camera setup and a fingerprint scanner just below the camera.
The camera is a major highlight of the phone and is composed of a 20-megapixel and 16-megapixel sensors, both with f/1.7 aperture. According to Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus, the 16 MP main camera’s sensor is 19% larger now which means that it can let in more light and is able to shoot excellent photos in low light conditions and also has both OIS and EIS.
The camera can record super slow-mo videos at 480 frames per second for one minute. Its the only phone in the market that can shoot such slow-mo videos for this long, claim the company’s co-founder. The company’s CEO Pete Lau had earlier shared the camera result of OnePlus 6.
Disappointingly, the company chose to manufacture the phone with glass body, still did not include wireless charging which was very much hoped for, however, it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front as well as on the back.
Although the phone is not IP certified, the company claims it to be more water resistant than the previous iterations. Inside, the OnePlus 6 sports the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and the Adreno 630 GPU. The handset comes in 6GB and 8GB of RAM variants, which have 64GB and 128GB and 256GB of built-in storage options.
OnePlus 6 runs on the latest Android Oreo operating system and can also be upgraded to Android P Beta version, with the custom Oxygen OS on top of it. Oxygen OS also comes with refined design language and several bug fixes to improve the user experience. The navigation bar on the front can now be replaced with gesture control freeing up even more space on the screen.
The phone comes equipped with 3300mAh battery and the company’s famous Dash charge technology. OnePlus claims that you can have a full day’s power just from half an hour of charging of the phone.
OnePlus 6 comes in three colour options, Mirror Black, Midnight Black, and the Silk White. Midnight Black colour comes with a matte finish usually seen in phones with a metal body. When light hits the phone at certain angles, it gives out an “S” shaped luster.
6GB+64GB Mirror Black – $529
8GB+128GB Mirror Black – $579
8GB+128GB Midnight Black – $579
8GB+256GB Midnight Black – $629
8GB+128GB Silk White – $579