Everything we know so far about the OnePlus 6.
The OnePlus 6 release date is set for May 16, only weeks away. So, a lot of rumors and leaks also has been leaked throughout the internet. Also form OnePlus, a teaser was released and from that teaser, we can expect what to expect. From all those leaks, a faster speed, a display notch (!) is confirmed. But it’ll be affordable also in the flagship crowd of Samsung or Huawei.
So let’s open the bag of all those leaks, rumors and teaser and see what to offer from the OnePlus 6.
Rumored Specification of OnePlus 6
- Chipset: Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 SoCC
- OS: Android 8.1 Oreo | OxygenOS on top.
- CPU: Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 630
- Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Display: 6.28 inches Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen | 1080 x 2280 pixels | 402 ppi | 19:9 aspect ratio
- Body: Front glass | Aluminum body
- Storage: 256 GB + 8 GB RAM or 64/128 GB + 6 GB RAM
- Back Camera: Dual 16 MP (f/1.7, 27mm, 1/2.8″, 1.12µm, gyro EIS) + 20 MP (f/1.7) | Phase detection autofocus | dual-LED flash
- Front Camera: 16 MP (f/2.0, 20mm, 1.0µm) | Gyro EIS | Auto HDR | 1080p
- Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@30/120fps
- Battery & Color: Non-removable Li-Po 3450 mAh battery | Midnight Black, Lava Red, Sandstone White
A Super Slo-Mo video recording option.
A photo from Mobigyaan can get us a hint of a Super Slo-Mo video feature. Though there is no clear indication of what resolution or frame rate the video capture will feature. But if OnePlus is trying to get ahead of Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium or Samsung Galaxy S9’s slo-mo, then it’ll have to beat 960fps barer. Not only the frame rate but the resolution is also important. Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium takes Super Slo-Mo video at 1080p resolution and Samsung Galaxy S9 shoots at 720. Considering the display, a 6.28-inch screen, and 2280 x 1080 resolution and the processor it’ll have, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, the OnePlus 6’s hardware is more than enough to equip 960fps Slo-Mo at 1080p resolution.
A waterproof body.
Don’t you just hate it when you have to stop using your phone when it rains? So do we 😉 pic.twitter.com/WsWc4Mw3Yz
— OnePlus India (@OnePlus_IN) April 16, 2018
OnePlus India has teased a video on their Twitter account quoting,
Don’t you just hate it when you have to stop using your phone when it rains? So do we 😉
That means the OnePlus 6 will have a waterproof body. It’ll either be IP67 or IP68 certified. Whatever it is, this device will be water resistance by any means.
The HARDWARE OR SKELETON of OnePlus 6
Now, what about the hardware? The OnePlus 6 will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of internal storage. Seeing the image above, we can see that there is an alert slider on the right side of the phone. In the previous versions of OnePlus phones, the alert slider only worked as a sound controller. But in this version, this alert slider isn’t only limited to sound control. Apart from it, it’ll also adjust the focus of the camera. According to a recent teaser from the OnePlus Twitter account, we can get a hint of that feature.
— OnePlus (@oneplus) April 5, 2018
In this teaser, we can see that a white colored line is represented as the alert slider. And the white line is going to the left from a centered position and all the way to the right. Although we actually don’t how it’ll work as a focusing mechanism.
In a post at the OnePlus forum, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau wrote,
Fast is not just about shorter loading times or top download speeds, any OEM can achieve high numbers in one or two metrics. Fast is about creating a lasting impression of speed and smoothness, throughout all-day use, whether you’re recording 4K video or browsing Facebook. Fast is about ensuring there is less than a 1/1000 percent likelihood of your phone freezing, even under constant heavy use. To us, it’s about setting a higher standard.
So, OnePlus 6 is supposed to be fast in every segment of its use.
Now it’s about the NOTCH!
As you can see the notch of OnePlus 6 is pretty smaller than other NOTCHY Android smartphones on the market. The measurement of the Notch is 19.616 mm x 7.687 mm. And OnePlus said that, in order to give a full taste of the display, they implemented that notch. That’s a silly argument I think! I don’t why the Android market is going to adopt this feature! Android platform is lot more versatile than iPhone eco-system but Android phone makers keep copying that notch from iPhone X.
After adding the notch, OnePlus has moved their LED notification light to the top of the phone, the clock has been moved to the left side of the phone. You will also have the option to navigate the back button, recent apps, and home button either by the On-Screen navigator or a Gesture control. (Another copy of iPhone X!) Oh! yeah. There is a thing that is not copied from the iPhone X. It’ll have a dedicated 3.5mm audio jack. A much-anticipated option these days!
With this version of OnePlus, they have gone with the biggest screen. A 6.28-inch screen resulting in a 90% screen to body ration. Escaping from a metal unibody, OnePlus 6 will have a glass design in the back.
The best look at it.
As of now, the best real image of the OnePlus 6 has come out from ITHome. This photo could be a real bet. As we know this phone will equip a glass back. This image also has a glassy back.
This photo also giving us a hint that, this phone will have a vertically placed dual camera along with a fingerprint sensor under the camera setup.
Recently OnePlus CEO Pete Lau posted and shared some real images taken by the OnePlus 6 in a Chinese Blogging site, Weibo.
Although all of these images are taken in a bright light condition and taken with a 16 MP camera. But as time comes, we’ll have to see how this camera will react in indoor or dark condition.
OnePlus 6 Avengers: Infinity War edition
At last, there is an announcement to be considered. A superhero Marvel theme edition called the Avengers: Infinity War edition will be released along with the regular OnePlus 6. It’ll suppose to be called the OnePlus 6x.
The pricing of OnePlus 6 will be as high as $749.