OnePlus will launch its next flagship phone OnePlus 6 tomorrow, May 17 in Mumbai.
OnePlus will launch its next flagship phone OnePlus 6 tomorrow, May 17 in Mumbai. Don’t miss the live-stream of the launch here. The OnePlus 6 is going to be a high-end phone, and will possibly sport a premium look thanks to its body that’s made of metal and glass. The phone is likely to be priced around Rs. 35,000, which will be slightly more expensive when compared to the introductory price of the OnePlus 5T. However, from what we hear of the specs and features, the slightly increased price seems more than fair.
Ahead of the launch, OnePlus has shared many details about the phone. Others have been leaked along with images of the device, the most notable being the full images of the phone that were leaked on May 14 by Amazon on its website in Germany. From the leaks, it is clear that the OnePlus 6 is going to look very different from the OnePlus 5T. While the 5T uses an aluminium body, the OnePlus 6 will come with a design that will see the phone sporting a metal frame sandwiched between glass.
OnePlus had earlier revealed that its engineers settled on the right kind of glass after going through 70 iterations. It is also expected that the OnePlus 6 will feature a water-resistant design and will come with a headphone that has a 3.5mm jack, supporting features like face unlock and dash charging.?
The OnePlus 6 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, the same chip that is also inside other high-end phones this year. It will come with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. While the price of the phone is expected to start around Rs. 35,000, the 256GB variant may end up coming with a price tag that is close to Rs. 45,000.
At the company’s event in London, the keynote address is likely to be delivered by the OnePlus co-founder, Carl Pei. The global launch event will be followed by launch events in India, which is the company’s biggest market, and China on May 17. In India, apart from launching the OnePlus 6, the company will also launch the OnePlus 6: Avengers Infinity War Edition that is expected to come with a different finish compared to what users will get on the regular OnePlus 6.
The OnePlus 6 is expected to come with improved rear cameras, and possibly a better front camera. The phone has a screen that sports a notch, and it has been hinted by OnePlus that their latest flagship phone will come with support for some gestures that will be modelled after what Google is putting in the Android P or what Apple introduced in the iPhone X.
The OnePlus will be available for purchase in India on May 21 in a limited sale. The full sale is likely to open in the last week of May 22.
Although full details of the OnePlus 6 are yet to be revealed officially, there is a lot of information about the phone that is available. We already talked about it in detail, but just to summarize:
– The OnePlus 6 is going to be a high-end phone. However, the appeal of the phone, just the way it has been with earlier OnePlus devices, will be its relatively lower price compared to other high-end phones.
– The OnePlus 6 will be powered by Snapdragon 845, a high-end processor that already powers the Samsung Galaxy S9 phones and will also feature in devices like the Google Pixel 3 this year.
– OnePlus 6 will be available with up to 6GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.
– While this is not confirmed, the OnePlus 6 will get some sort of protection against water and dust in its design.
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– The OnePlus 6 uses a glass back, which in turn may give it more a premium and sleek look.
– The OnePlus 6 will almost certainly come with dual rear cameras, and features like portrait mode.
– The OnePlus 6 will run on Android Oreo, customized by OnePlus using Oxygen OS, out of the box. But then, the phone is already supported in Android P beta so you can also expect the Android P to come to the device within the next few months.
OnePlus is holding two major events for its flagship phone. One is in London tonight, i.e., May 16. The other one is in Mumbai, specific to India launch on May 17. Earlier, OnePlus sold tickets to its fans at a token price for the Mumbai event, but there were not many tickets on offer and they sold out immediately. So how do you follow the OnePlus 6 launch event and can you watch it live? Yes, you can. To watch the London event, tune into this YouTube feed from 9.30PM India time tonight. The Live stream for India event too will be available on OnePlus India YouTube page.
What if you want to buy the OnePlus 6? There are two options right now, if you are in a hurry. Option one is to book the phone through the Fast AF sale on Amazon India, which is available only till the end of the day today. The offer will actually let you buy the OnePlus 6 at an effective discount of Rs. 2000.
But chances are that you may not want to do so right now because you may not want to take a plunge even before the phone has been launched officially. If that is the case, then wait, and try to buy the OnePlus 6 on May 21 and May 22 when it will go on sale in limited quantities on the Amazon India website as well as in 8 Indian cities. In case you want to buy the OnePlus 6 and miss it in on these two days, you may have to wait another week or so before the phone will go on a full and regular sale in India.