OnePlus 6 is now officially, official

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OnePlus had made itself a perfect crescendo leading to the OnePlus 6 launch with relentless teasing of the handset. Indeed, the company has learned to play the social media game well. The constant leaks and schematics were only the icing on the cake, well, at least for the bloggerverse. However, all that ends today with an official curtain raiser in the heart of London. The OnePlus 6 goes official first outside of China followed by a launch in India and home soil tomorrow.

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One of the most unsurprising aspects of the OnePlus 6 is its design, thanks to leaks. Although looking at past generations, there is a drastic change with the inclusion of a notch. However, now with a glass-plated back you’d expect wireless charging but unfortunately that’s missing.

Other elements that changed include the shape of the rear fingerprint reader. Also, the internal changes to the PCB means that the alert slider has now moved to the right from the left. Everyone was expecting waterproofing but there’s no IP certification. You only get a certain level of water resistance, though. 

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OnePlus 6 specs

If you’re a OnePlus fan, you’re also likely not to be surprised with the spec-sheet. That is in the sense that it was already out there. Also, the company’s ideology of using all but the best hardware makes it easy to predict its hardware. Hence, the OnePlus 6 is loaded with a Snapdragon 845 chipset that lights up a 6.28-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel. Company CEO, Carl Pei earlier said that it will offer 90 percent screen-to-body ratio which is a very nice feature to have. The OnePlus 6 runs Android Oreo with Oxygen OS, while the phone’s oxygen is in the 3,400mAh battery bundled with Dash Charge. There’s no wireless charging though. 

The twin rear cameras now consist of a 16MP primary sensor and a 20MP secondary sensor. This setup is aided by AI chops that have become staple on smartphones. Then there’s the inclusion of a Slow-Mo mode, portrait mode, and OIS that will take the camera in the big league. The selfie shooter consists of a 20MP shooter with f/1.7 aperture. OnePlus also posted photo samples taken with the handset beforehand but actual quality judgements will take time.

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The OnePlus 6 comes in three basic colour variants: Midnight Black, Mirror Black, and Silky White. It comes in three variants:

  1. 6GB + 64GB – 519 Euros 
  2. 8GB + 128GB – 569 Euros
  3. 8GB + 256GB – 619 Euros

The Mirror Black and Midnight Black will be available from May 22. The Silky White will be available from June 5. Will you buy the OnePlus 6? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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