The OnePlus 6 is due for an India launch in early May 2018. This time around, it’s going to be a ‘full’ upgrade. OnePlus fans should be excited because if rumours are to be believed, then the 6 is going to have a notch, just like many other Android phones this year.
The upcoming OnePlus flagship is reportedly going to have a starting price tag of Rs 39,999. Contrary to a report from the past which had revealed that the pricing of the OnePlus 6 could start from Rs 34,000 for the 64GB storage model, while the high-end version of the phone with 128GB of internal storage could cost around Rs 39,000.
Don’t you just hate it when you have to stop using your phone when it rains? So do we 😉 pic.twitter.com/QEnOdm3Xtk
— OnePlus (@oneplus) April 16, 2018
Here’s what to expect from the cool device:
The phone will be powered by the new Snapdragon 845 chip, with up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage.
There will most probably be an entry-level version with 6GB RAM and 64/128GB storage.
The FHD+ super amoled screen is a given, 6.28-inch this time (up from 5.99-inch in the 5T), thanks to the notch.
Thanks to some leaks, we know that the headphone jack stays, we know more about the dual camera system (16MP f1.7 + 20MP f1.7) and about the 3,450mAh battery. Also, it is likely that the smartphone will be water-resistant and come with wireless charging.
— OnePlus (@oneplus) April 11, 2018
Why OnePlus Chose the Notch
There will obviously be allegations of derivative design. Pei’s statement about giving users more screen space makes sense.
And the other part in the company’s favour is that the OnePlus 6 will most certainly have an amoled display. This kind of display offers the deepest blacks and allows you to completely hide the notch.
For instance, you could switch off the notch completely, for all apps – opting to have just a black bar on top. Even if OnePlus doesn’t offer this by default, it will be doable with an app. That being said, OnePlus will most certainly hide the notch when the phone is playing video.
The smartphone maker also announced a partnership with Marvel Studios to celebrate its 10th anniversary with the film ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ which arrives in theatres on April 27.
According to reports, OnePlus is teaming with Disney for a special ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ edition of the forthcoming OnePlus 6.
“OnePlus’ association with Marvel Studios is to go beyond the ordinary and achieve groundbreaking innovations in mobile technology to create the best user experiences,” the company said.
Celebrating its third anniversary in India, OnePlus in December 2017 introduced OnePlus 5T “Star Wars” special edition smartphone in collaboration with science-fiction film “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” for Rs 38,999.
The limited edition phone’s design was inspired by planet ‘Crait’ from the movie.
Similar to OnePlus 5T, the special edition device featured a 16MP + 20MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture on both sensors. There is a six-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 for immersive viewing.
A Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset fuels the phone, coupled with 8GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage.