The upcoming OnePlus 6 will be launching on May 17 in India and the company has announced global presale pop-up events for the device. The events will be hosted in New York, London, Paris, Milan, Beijing, and in eight cities across India, in Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Ahmedabad. OnePlus says that customers will be able to experience the OnePlus 6 at these events before the commencement of general sales and the attendees will be “the first ones in the world to be able to buy the new OnePlus 6.” The event will take place between 3:30 PM to 8 PM on May 21 and between 11 AM to 7 PM on May 22.
OnePlus says that OnePlus 6 stocks will be limited at the pop-up event so interested buyers are advised to “come in advance to make sure they secure their OnePlus 6 and the exclusive OnePlus goodies.” Attendees will also have a chance to win a OnePlus 6 at every pop-up location, which will take place at:
- Mumbai-High Street Phoenix
- Pune-Phoenix Market City
- Chennai-The Forum Vijaya
- Hyderabad-The Forum Sujana
- Delhi-DLF Place Saket
- Kolkata-South City Mall
- Ahmedabad-Gulmohar Park Mall
- Bangalore-OnePlus Experience Store, Brigade Road
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei says, "Since the OnePlus 2, we've held pop-ups for our new product launches in cities around the world, with hundreds of people turning up every time at each of them. It's incredible to experience the passion and the excitement of our community during pop-ups, it's a real celebration. I am very thankful for all of their support and the motivation they bring to us."
As mentioned above, OnePlus 6 will be unveiled on May 17 in India and the company is allowing their customers to be a part of the event. They will have a chance to attend the event and witness the launch live by buying tickets for it. The event will take place in Mumbai and you can learn more about how to book the tickets here. There will also be a OnePlus 6 x Marvel Avengers Limited Edition smartphone, which will be launched alongside the regular OnePlus 6, following in the footsteps of the company’s collaboration with Marvel Studios. The device was teased in a video and it is seen featuring the 19:9 display with a notch on top and with a “unique” textured rear panel.
Some specs of the OnePlus 6 have already been confirmed such as the notch on top of its display. The company believes that it provides more screen real estate to its users and for users who don’t like the notch, the smartphone will come with a compatibility mode, which will hide it whenever the device is in landscape orientation, presumably by blacking out the sides of the notch. The smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 SoC and come with 8GB RAM. It will also get 256GB of internal storage and could be splash or waterproof, both features being a first for the smartphone manufacturer. The handset will retain the 3.5mm audio jack and is teased to feature gesture-based controls.
The OnePlus 6 will be an Amazon exclusive smartphone and one can register to get notified. Their Prime customers will also get an added advantage of buying the smartphone by accessing the sale ahead of time at 12:00 PM IST on May 21, 2018.
Not much regarding the smartphone’s camera configuration is known yet. However, the company’s CEO and Founder Pete Lau did share some camera samples captured by it. The photos displayed the phone’s camera prowess in capturing bokeh shots and daylight images and unsurprisingly, meta-data from the images were stripped out so that no details regarding the device’s camera can be leaked. Lau also later revealed in a blog post that the standard variant of the device will feature a glass rear panel with five printed layers of Nanotech Coating. It’s not clear if the smartphone will support wireless charging.