After the heavy leaks, endless rumours and anxious waiting, the Chinese Mobile vendor OnePlus has unveiled first of its 2018 flagship android smartphone – the all-new OnePlus 6. You get everything from a high-end, high-priced device like gorgeous AMOLED screen, fastest Snapdragon SoC paired with a lump sum of RAM and storage, dual camera with all bells and whistle, dual-LTE standby support and super fast charging support, in less than half the price.
Before we get into the phones minute details, let’s have a quick look at its pricing and availability. OnePlus 6 is being priced at $529 (around Rs 35,800) in the US. That’s for the base model with 6GB RAM and 64GB of storage. The top-end variant price would go all way up to Rs 45,999. On 17th May, the company would officially launch the phone in India and we could expect it to be priced close to the outgoing OnePlus device.
Design and Performance
OnePlus is always known for its premium design and high-quality, yet unique materials used on their phones. This time the company has gone for glass and used Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both the front and back of OnePlus 6. It has smooth-rounded corners and gently curved glass. For colour choices, you get to choose from three distinct colours. This includes Mirror Black variant which is coated with a mirror sheen, giving it a look and feel of ceramic. Then there is the usual Midnight Black, which has a clean matte finish. The third variant is the Silk White colour which uses a dash of crushed pearl for a shimmering effect.
The best part, OnePlus 6 is now Water Resistant. Well, it’s not the usual water protection were you could take it out for a swim, but has a special type of foam protecting the phone’s internals. So, the mobile would survive a drop in the sink or a spilled glass of water.
OnePlus 6 sports a 6.28-inch full HD+ Optic AMOLED (1080 by 2280 pixels) display taking the entire front portion leaving minimal bezels on the side. The screen has a 19:9 aspect ratio and has the notch like the iPhone X cutout at the top of the screen. There is also a small chin area at the bottom of the screen which holds, well nothing. Talking about the display you get both the sRGB and DCI-P3 colour calibrations. It also supports five different display modes.
Under the hood, OnePlus 6 is powered by 2.8 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor coupled with Adreno 630 GPU. This CPU is paired with either 6 GB or 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM. For storage of your files, the phone comes in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB of UFS 2.1 2-LANE internal storage. This time also their won’t be any expandable storage option available. The phone runs on OxygenOS based on Android Oreo, which packs some cool features and smart software optimizations.
Camera with OIS and EIS
OnePlus 6 boasts a dual camera setup at the rear, which is largely the same as in OnePlus 5T. The primary sensor is a 16-megapixel camera featuring Sony IMX 519, f/1.7 aperture, DCAF, OIS and EIS. While, the secondary sensor is a 20-megapixel shooter featuring Sony IMX 376K sensor, f/1.7 aperture, PDAF and 2X lossless zoom support. This camera unit can support super slow-motion video recording at 480fps and 4K videos at 60fps.
The front/selfie camera is equipped with a 16-megapixel Sony IMX 371 sensor. It features f2.0 aperture and screen flash which provide more light to your selfies. It can also record 1080p videos at 30fps and supports time lapse.
Connectivity and extras
Coming to connectivity, the OnePus 6 comes with Dual nano-SIM slot that also has dual-LTE connectivity and active standby for two 4G LTE connections. You also get full 4G VoLTE support on the phone. Other connectivity options include 3G and 2G network options, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4G/5G, Bluetooth 5.0 with support for aptX and aptX HD and NFC.
For audiophiles, the OnePus 6 packs a bottom-facing speaker. It comes with support for Dirac HD Sound and Dirac Power Sound. For extra security, there is the fingerprint scanner and Face Unlock option. Finally, fuelling the device is a 3300mAh battery which also supports Fast Charging at 5V 4A with its Dash charger.