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OnePlus 6 rumors roundup: Here is everything we know so far

14 May 2018 6

OnePlus 6 announcement isn't far away, the company confirmed the device will go official on May 16th. As expected the device appeared in a number of leaks in past few weeks and almost appeared in rumors on daily basis. The company is also releasing teasers continuously to ensure the device remains in hype ahead of its official announcement. This teaser also gives OnePlus fans a pretty good idea regarding what to expect from OnePlus 6 once it goes official.

Almost all leaked info regarding OnePlus 6 suggests this year OnePlus not only focused on the top-notch hardware but also beautiful design as well. So we can claim the OnePlus 6 will be a beast with beautiful design, the company followed the notch design which Apple introduced last year with the iPhone X. The OnePlus 6 will be released as the next iteration of OnePlus 5T. Undoubtedly the OnePlus 5T was one of the most impressive smartphones announced in 2017. Now all eyes are on the successor OnePlus 6 which looks better not only in design but also in hardware as well.

As the launch is around the corner that's why most of the details regarding the device are already out. Today we will round up all the OnePlus 6 info to know everything in detail regarding the device.

Launch and Release date

OnePlus recently rolled out invite for the launch event which suggests the OnePlus 6 will be announced on May 16th in London. In China and India, the device will go official on May 17th. At the moment it is still in the dark when OnePlus 6 will be released but the company confirmed number of pop-up events in China, India, US and UK on May 21st. During the Pop-up events, the device will be available for purchase. The launch event will kickoff at 5 pm of UK time. The event will be live-streamed as well, however, you need to subscribe to watch the event live streaming. ​

Price

The OnePlus 6 is rumored to be the most expensive smartphone ever announced by OnePlus. Although the exact price tag is still in dark all rumors indicate the device will be slightly more expensive than its predecessor. As per latest rumor the OnePlus 6 base variant with 64GB native storage to cost $520 whereas the top-tier variant with 256GB storage to cost $749. Just for the sake of reminder, the last year's OnePlus 5T was available for $499. A small increase in the price tag will certainly won't be surprising at all. However, the price jump of the larger sibling will certainly won't be appreciated by all OnePlus fans.

Design

OnePlus is amongst those OEMs who are known for bringing the top of the line hardware and the first key selling aspect of their devices is being performance metric. However performance at a cost which usually affects the design of OnePlus smartphones. This year OnePlus paid special attention to design to make sure it is not only a performance-centric smartphone but also it comes with a trendy design language to attract buyers. The first prominent change on the front is inclusion of notch like most of the latest Chinese smartphones.


OnePlus once again followed the bezel-less design trend, so far renders showcase the device with minimal bezels and a notch at the top. The rear side has dual cameras setup placed vertically in the center with dual LED flashlight. The fingerprint scanner is below the camera sensors. Have a look at the OnLeaks renders based video shared by Compare Raja.

Recently OnePlus CEO Pete Lau reveal details of the upcoming OnePlus 6 design. In his post “Our Approach to Honest Design,” on the OnePlus official forums, he reveals the reason behind the inclusion of glass rear instead of unibody metal design. He stated:

“OnePlus 6’s glass design is centered around creating a ‘sense of value’ and ‘premium hand-feel, We care about the user’s experience from the moment they touch the device. We also want our devices to feel burdenless in the hand, even after an extended period of use. OnePlus users have exacting standards for great industrial design.”

Apart from having the latest trendy design, the OnePlus 6 comes with a special Nanotech coating to provide users premium feel like no other flagship in the market. As far as colors are a concern the OnePlus 6 is rumored to be released in four colors option. The base variant will be available in black, blue and white whereas the top of the line variant will also be available in two-tone white and blue colors. Another addition to the OnePlus 6 design will be the ability to resist water and dust. OnePlus 6 official Twitter account recently teased the water and dust resistance capability of OnePlus 6.


As far notch design is a concern the company already confirmed the notch for the OnePlus 6. The company stated the reason behind the notch is to increase screen-to-body ratio so that users have more space to play in a compact body. The device is rumored to be 7.5mm thicker and it weighs 175g only.

Display

As far as display is a concern, the company never compromises on this aspect. Although the OnePlus smartphones panels don't have HI-Res resolution as the Samsung's or LG's flagships they make sure to keep the Super AMOLED panel instead of LCD. This year once again OnePlus will opt a Super AMOLED display for the OnePlus 6, the panel is of 6.28-inches with a Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels.

Hardware

Like always OnePlsus main aim to bring the latest best possible hardware straight out of the box at a budget-friendly price tag, same will be the case with this year OnePlus 6. With its hardware, the OnePlus 6 will certainly challenge the existing big players like Samsung, LG, Sony, Xiaom and Huawei's latest flagships. OnePlus CEO already confirmed the device is featuring the Qualcomm's latest Octa-core Snapdragon 845 SoC with up to 8GB RAM and built-in storage up to 256GB. For the first time OnePlus is looking to introduce top-tier variant with such whopping 256GB storage, otherwise, so far the last year's top of the line variant has 128GB storage.

He further stated the reason behind choosing this hardware setup is to provide users smooth and ultra-fast experience. Recently OnePlus 6 TENAA listing appeared online which suggests the base variant has 6GB RAM and 64GB native storage. As OS the device is pre-installed with Android Oreo 8.1 based Oxygen 5.1 layer over it. A 3,300mAh battery cell is on board to keep its lights on.


Camera

The camera-setup is certainly one key aspect where OnePlus smartphones are not top-notch as they are in other departments, however, the latest rumors suggest the company paid special attention this year to improve the capability of dual rear cameras. This year almost all OEMs first preference to is to bring something extraordinary in the camera department.

As per TENAA listing, the OnePlus 6 primary snapper will be 20MP whereas the secondary sensor will be 16MP. The listing of the sensors is pretty much in line with the photos shared by the CEO. The CEO recently shared few stunning photos which were captured during this visit in the USA. The images confirm the details regarding the dual rear cameras. OnePlus used similar camera modules for the OnePlus 5 and 5T but this year OnePlus improved the capability via software as well as increased the aperture size.

The first prominent change in the camera experience will be enhanced capability of portrait mode. It was certainly one of a weak aspect of OnePlus dual camera setup but certainly, that won't be the case anymore. In one of the recently shared images captured by OnePlus 6, we can clearly see how the device superbly blurred the tulip flower background and the colors contrast ratio is pretty amazing. Other images highlighted the zooming capabilities where the image details remain pretty great even after zooming up pretty close.

The images shared by Lau highlights different aspects of OnePlus 6 cameras, however, it lacks any photo in low-light conditions. The reason behind the omission of that photo was the Bollywood actress Aditi Rao Hydari photo captured by Vogue India for the cover photo using the OnePlus 6. The image was captured in fairly low-light conditions in a RAW mode which certainly helps the company to improve its results later as well. It is important to mention that capturing an amazing low-light photo is never an easy task.


Special Avengers Edition

OnePlus 6 is certainly one of few smartphones whose special edition is disclosed even ahead of the standard variant launch. OnePlus India Twitter account recently shared a video regarding Stars War Edition OnePlus 5T successor is on its way which most likely will be based on Avengers Infinity War. The film is already in theaters from April 27. The video gives a small glimpse of OnePlus 6 Avengers Edition smartphone that's why most of the details of this device are still in dark.

Considering the last year's Star Wars Edition we can expect the OnePlus 6 will have themed wallpaper, accessories, and colors. The Limited edition variant won't be available across the globe instead it will be limited to few regions only.

In the end, we would like to hear our readers thoughts regarding the OnePlus 6. Are you amongst those who are willing eagerly for the announcement of OnePlus 6 or not? Do share your thoughts with fellow readers below in the comments section. Stay tuned.

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(last update 13 August 2018 @ 21:18)

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