OnePlus has announced a new Red Edition for its flagship OnePlus 6 in India. The OnePlus 6 Red Edition will be available in India starting July 16 and will come at a price point of Rs 39,999, same as the regular OnePlus 6 smartphone. The device gets 8GB RAM and its storage maxes out at 128GB, unlike the recently announced OnePlus 6 Midnight Black edition which comes with a maximum of 256GB storage and 8GB RAM.
For the Red Edition, OnePlus says that it has used a “never-done-before” technique of combining optical coating, evaporative film, and six panels of glass. There is an added anti-reflective layer which allows more light to reach the bottom layers of the glass before reflecting off the device. This creates a depth effect on the smartphone. The phone’s glossy finish is achieved by mixing a translucent orange layer with the Red base of the device and at the back, the dual cameras sport a silver accent.
“We didn’t want the shade of red to be overly bright, which can feel visually burdensome. The color should be passionate but with a level of visual restraint. It should have a clear quality like amber, but also have an enduring appeal that will last for years to come,” the company wrote in a blogpost.
Everything remains the same in terms of the specs of the OnePlus 6 Red Edition. As mentioned before, the device will be available in a single 128GB storage option with 8 gigs of RAM. It will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and run on Oxygen OS. The same 6.28-inch FHD+ Full Optic AMOLED display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a notch is seen on the smartphone. The vertically stacked dual rear camera setup also remains the same at 16MP + 20MP, while on the front sits a 16MP sensor.
Commenting on the announcement of the OnePlus 6 Red Edition, Pete Lau, CEO and Founder of OnePlus said, “We believe power and attitude can be both elegant and humble, and we have strived to achieve this with the OnePlus 6 Red Edition. We worked to avoid an overly bright red color while still capturing a sense of self-confidence and positivity. Achieving the amber-like effect took several months to refine and perfect.”
The OnePlus 6 Red Edition should be available on open sale given that the company has not announced that it is a limited edition device. The phone will most likely sell through Amazon and OnePlus.in, although the company has not confirmed the same. With the Red Edition, the OnePlus 6 now has five variants including the OnePlus 6 Silk White, OnePlus 6 Midnight Black,OnePlus 6 Matte Black and OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Edition. The company claims that within 22 days of launch, one million OnePlus 6 phones were sold globally– making it the fastest selling device in the company’s history.