OnePlus 6 has been launched at an event in London on Wednesday. The company has events planned for India and China on Thursday, where it will reveal more details about the local launches. The OnePlus 6 follows the current market trend of using a notch to house the front camera, earpiece, and proximity sensor in a bezel-less display – an effort to maximise the amount of visual real estate provided to the user.
The dual-SIM (Nano) OnePlus 6 runs OxygenOS 5.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo, and an Android P Beta build will be available for the handset from today itself. It sports a 6.28-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) Full Optic AMOLED display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and an 84 percent screen-to-body ratio, coverage by Gorilla Glass 5. It supports sRGB and DCI-P3 colour gamuts, just like the OnePlus 5T. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC clocked up to 2.8GHz, coupled with either 6GB or 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and an Adreno 630 GPU.
The dual camera setup on the OnePlus 6 is similar to the one seen on the OnePlus 5T. It has a primary 16-megapixel Sony IMX519 sensor with a 1.22-micron pixel size, f/1.7 aperture, OIS, and EIS. The secondary 20-megapixel Sony IM376K sensor has a 1-micron pixel size and an f/1.7 aperture. The rear cameras are supported by a dual-LED flash module. A Smart Capture mode for automaticallu optimised camera settings will be available. HDR and Portrait Mode make their return as well.
The OnePlus 6 sports a 16-megapixel front camera with a Sony IMX371 sensor, 1-micron pixels, f/2.0 aperture, and EIS. OnePlus is touting a Slow Motion video recording, capable of capturing 480 frames per second. There is also a new in-device video editor. The front camera now offers Portrait Mode as well, using a new AI algorithm to give a depth-of-field effect.
The OnePlus 6 will be available in three storage variants – 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB – none of which are expandable via microSD card. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (dual-band, 2.4GHz and 5GHz) with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth v5.0 with aptX and aptX HD support, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C (v2.0), and a 3.5mm headphone jack. it bears a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel, said to unlock the smartphone in as little as 0.2 seconds. The OnePlus 6 runs on a 3300mAh battery with the company’s Dash Charge (5V 4A) fast charging technology that said to deliver a “day’s power in half an hour”.
The OnePlus 6 price in the US will be $529 (roughly Rs. 35,800) for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant, $579 (roughly Rs. 39,200) for the 8GB RAM/ 256GB storage variant, and $629 (roughly Rs. 42,600) for the 8GB RAM/ 256GB storage variant.
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