OnePlus is no more a startup now. The company is now one of the fastest growing smartphone brands, especially in India. In 2018, the company will launch its fifth iteration of its one and only premium smartphone. Currently rumoured as the OnePlus 6, the very first live images of the device have hit the rumour nation.
The leaked images might give you a ‘facepalm’ reaction as the pics show a notch design yet again on yet another Android phone. But that depends on how you see the notch. A number of Android smartphone makers have followed Apple and embraced the notch for no reason at all. If these images are true, the OnePlus 6 will be the latest. Apart from that, the shady image shows a somewhat bigger screen with thinner bezels at the bottom. If you ask us, it looks very close to the Asus ZenFone 5 display. We believe that smartphone notch is here to stay and you can read our take here.
OnePlus actually takes its design cues from Oppo and Vivo as recent iterations of their handsets have shown. Particularly it takes inspiration from the Oppo R series. As it is, the Oppo R15 is also expected to come with a notch, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if OnePlus follows suit.
As always early leaks are supposed to be taken with a pinch of salt, same goes for this OnePlus 6 leak. So let’s hope this turns out false.
The back receives a makeover as the camera placement becomes central and the fingerprint scanner becomes rectangular to maintain its symmetry with the logo. Apart from that, the display shows Android 8.1 Oreo on the handset which isn’t a surprise.
As for the specs, the OnePlus 6 should house the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC with 6GB of RAM. There might be other RAM and storage configurations as well. The OnePlus 6 should arrive in June if all is well at the OnePlus HQ.