Everything you need to know about the OnePlus 6

By Subhrojit Mallick | Updated May 15 2018
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With only three days to go for the launch of the OnePlus 6, practically everything about the flagship killer is now known thanks to hints and teasers by the company themselves along with multiple rounds of rumours and leaks. The launch of the phone has been hyped up to one big event. With a collaboration with Marvel studios to promote Avengers: Infinity Wars to selling tickets to fans for the launch event in Mumbai and opening a ‘Fast AF’ sale to let them pre-book the phone, it’s going to be a mammoth-sized launch. Over the past few months, we covered every leak, every teaser and every rumor in the buildup to the launch of the phone. In this photo gallery, know all there is to know about the OnePlus 6 before the launch. 

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Global Launch on May 16 followed by launch in India on May 17

Regardless of what the rumours were suggesting, the OnePlus 6 is going to be revealed way sooner. The company sent out invites for the launch event in London on May 16 followed by exclusive launch events in India and China on May 17. Both the event will be streamed live on the company’s social channels on Facebook and YouTube. 
 
The event will also be open for fans to attend. Tickets for the launch event went on sale on May 8. Users attending the event will receive various goodies from OnePlus like a tote bag, a baseball cap, a OnePlus Marvel Avengers Limited Edition Tshirt and more. 

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The OnePlus 6 will be Amazon Exclusive
 
Promo videos of the OnePlus 6 running in movie theatres let it leak that phone will be available exclusively at Amazon India. The promo highlighted the ‘Speed You Need’ tagline that OnePlus earlier used to tease the phone. 

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OnePlus 6 Fast AF Sale 
 
Earlier this week, OnePlus announced a ‘Fast AF’ sale that allows fans to pre-book the phone by purchasing the OnePlus 6 Amazon.in e-Gift card between May 13 and May 22. Upon pre-booking, customers will receive a Rs 1,000 cashback and upon redeeming the cashback on another purchase on Amazon India, customers will get another Rs 1,000 cashback. The Rs 1,000 cashback in the form of Amazon Pay Balance is on addition to any other prevailing launch day promotional offers which includes cash back offers from banks. 
 
Just in case you were wondering, the AF in the Fast AF stands for ‘Fast and First’ and not what you think it is. 
 
By pre-booking, you can be among the first few to own the OnePlus 6 globally. 

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A notched display with 19:9 aspect ratio

OnePlus Co-founder Carl Pei revealed in March that the OnePlus 6 will sport a display notch. In an interview with The Verge, the phone was teased with an iPhone X-like notch in the middle of the display, indicating a 19:9 aspect ratio panel on the upcoming OnePlus 6. Defending the notch, Pei said, “What you are essentially doing is moving the entire notification bar up, giving users more content on their screen.” The notch on the OnePlus 6 will also be smaller than the iPhone X — the exact measurements for it is 19.616mm x 7.687mm. Thanks to the notch, the OnePlus 6 will have a screen-to-body ratio of 90 perecent. 

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Can you hide the notch on the OnePlus 6?

The notch on the OnePlus 6, in case you don’t like it, can be hidden via a compatibility mode. This can be set individually for an app and will disguise the notch by blacking its side when the phone is in landscape orientation. 
 
Over 1,000 apps on the Play Store has been tested on the OnePlus 6 to make them compatible with the notch. The clock will shift to the left side of the screen while the notch will be disguised any time a video is playing on the phone. 

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The OnePlus 6 will have a glass-back

OnePlus confirmed the phone will have a glass back in a detailed forum post. There will be five printed layers of Nanotech Coating. CEO and Co-founder Pete Lau wrote, “OnePlus 6’s glass design is centered around creating a ‘sense of value’ and ‘premium hand-feel’. We gave a lot of thought to how users feel when they use the OnePlus 6. The advantages of glass over metal are manifold. Glass communicates a transparent, bright and pure feeling. The way glass transforms under different lighting is a particularly important challenge — The OnePlus design team tested over 70 glass prototypes before selecting the best one.” 

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OnePlus x Marvel Avengers Infinity Wars Special Edition

there will be a OnePlus 6 x Marvel Avengers Limited Edition smartphone, which will also be launched on May 17 in India, alongside the regular OnePlus 6. OnePlus has released a teaser video giving a brief look at the 19:9 display of the Avengers edition OnePlus 6 x with a “unique” textured back. This comes soon after OnePlus announced its collaboration with Marvel Studios, hinting that it could launch an Avengers Infinity War edition OnePlus 6 smartphone, similar to last year’s OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition

The upcoming OnePlus 6 x Marvel Avengers Limited Edition will feature design elements, which are inspired by the movie. The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition came with a red Alert Slider, a textured rear panel with the Star Wars logo, and we can expect something along the same lines for the upcoming OnePlus 6’s special edition smartphone.

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'The Speed you need'

One of the first things we came to know about the OnePlus 6 is that it will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 845 chipset. Qualcomm’s flagship chipset for this year has been built on a 10nm process and boasts of a max clock speed of 2.8GHz. As a result, the OnePlus 6 will be the first smartphone to launch with the flagship chipset in India this year. The chipset will be combined with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage, according to a leaked spec sheet. The leaked specs also revealed the phone will rock a 6.28-inch display and a 3,450mAh battery. 
 
AnTuTu scores of the OnePlus 6, leaked back in March pegged it higher than the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S at 276510, according to a screenshot obtained by Android Central.

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The OnePlus 6 will come in three colour variants

Videocardz.com has posted renders that show the front and rear of the upcoming device. The report notes that the device would be available in three colour variants, White, Glossy Black and Smoked Glass. The readers of the OnePlus 6 also include the notch and a glass back, two aspects of the phone that have already been confirmed by OnePlus themselves. The report also notes that the images have been “slightly retouched” in order to ensure the safety of the website’s source.

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The OnePlus 6 will sport a dual camera at the back, teased in a blind test

Based on a leaked spec-sheet, it is expected that the OnePlus 6 will sport dual cameras at the back. An earlier design leak indicated the dual cameras will be vertically aligned. The primary sensor will have a resolution of 20 megapixel with f/1.7 aperture along with a 16-megapixel secondary sensor. On the front could be a 16-megapixel camera for selfies. The portrait mode will also be there. Vogue India magazine’s cover photo for this month was shot by the OnePlus 6 and you can see how good the camera is. Furthermore, OnePlus is conducting a blind test to tease the camera. Photos from the OnePlus 6 are mixed up among shots taken by the iPhone X, Google Pixel 2 and the Galaxy S9+. 
 
Earlier reports have also stated that the phone will support super slow motion recording much like the Xperia XZ2 and the Galaxy S9+ both of which are capable of taking

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The OnePlus 6 is rumoured to sport a heart rate sensor and have water resistance
 
OnePlus posted a teaser on its Weibo account hinting a heart rate sensor on the phone. The teaser image posted a cardiogram with the number ’6’. Nothing more was revealed in the teaser. 
 
In another teaser, OnePlus revealed the phone could come with water resistance. On Twitter, OnePlus posted a video that said “Don’t you hate it when you have to stop using your phone when it rains? So do we.” In case it’s true, the OnePlus 6 will be the first phone by the company to have water resistance. 

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The OnePlus 6 will get the Android P Public Beta

The smartphone is expected to launch running on Android 8.1 Oreo with a new version of OxygenOS, however, customers will also get to experience the latest public beta of Android P operating system as well. At the Google I/O 2018 developer conference, the search giant announced that for the first time, the latest Android P public beta will be available for devices other than the Pixel phones and the list includes the yet to be launched OnePlus 6. The company has also announced the same on their OnePlus forum

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OnePlus will host pop-up events across 8 cities in India

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

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OnePlus 6 makes an appreance on Amazon's German website

The OnePlus 6 briefly popped up on Amazon’s German website and the listing has more or less confirmed most of the leaks. The listing also shows the phone in Midnight Black and Mirror Black variants. It also notes that the phone will be scratch, drop and water resistant. The 64GB variant of the OnePlus 6 was listed with a price tag of 519 Euros (Rs 41,728), while the 128GB variant was listed at 569 Euros (Rs 45,748). India pricing is expected to be different.

 

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