Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
Research | By Derrick Holloway

OnePlus unveils new flagship OnePlus 6 smartphone

OnePlus unveils new flagship OnePlus 6 smartphone

Kyle Kiang, the Global Head of Marketing of OnePlus took the stage to highlight OnePlus' meteoric growth in India before going on to unveil the smartphone and the wireless earphones. Amazon Prime Video consumers will get a gift card worth Rs 250 and discount up to Rs 500 on Amazon Kindle.

The OnePlus 6 event starts at 3 p.m. IST. There will be 6GB and 8GB of RAM combinations, and three storage options to choose from, with 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB available. On the specs part, there are no differences between the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Limited Edition smartphones.

OnePlus 6
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Some additions have been made to the retail box OnePlus 6 Avengers: Infinity War edition will be shipping in. The device will be available in three color variants - Midnight Black, Mirror Black and Silk White (Limited Edition).

The OnePlus 6 lands in the U.S. on May 22, starting at $529 with 6GB or RAM (still a lot for a phone) and 64GB of storage. It is available in 64GB/128GB/256GB storage variants as well. The last time OnePlus partnered up with Disney was to launch its limited edition Star Wars OnePlus 5T. The phone also sports a new all-glass design instead of the aluminum build, and it's the first such device of the company. The special edition variant comes with Marvel Avengers decals and an Iron Man inspired case.

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With the OnePlus 6, the Chinese smartphone maker is following the current ongoing trend of the smartphone world, of having a notch. OnePlus 6 sports a notch display, with rounded-edges. The company has promised Android P update within the next few days, although we don't have an exact timeframe.

OnePlus recently introduced a trade-in programme in Europe where customers can trade in old devices, including non-OnePlus phones for greater value when purchasing a OnePlus 6.

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The OnePlus 6 is equipped with a large 6.28-inch FHD+ (1080×2280, 19:9, 84%) Full Optic AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. OnePlus claims that the front camera can be used to unlock the phone in 0.4 seconds using Face Unlock feature. The 16MP Sony IMX519 primary rear camera comes with dual LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture, OIS, and EIS.

The dual-camera setup on the back includes a 16MP Sony IMX 519 sensor and a 20MP Sony IMX 376K sensor. The 3.5 mm headphone jack remains. OnePlus is offering a Slow-Motion video recording with 480 fps at 720p for up to a minute. Let's check out the specifications of this device. The OnePlus 6 is the first flagship from the company to feature daily water resistance: however, the company hasn't mentioned the exact IP certification. OnePlus has also moved the alert slider to the right of the phone while the volume buttons have moved to the left. Below the camera is a rear oval-shaped fingerprint scanner as well. Dash Charge fast charging is included in the package, while Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 64-bit octa-core SoC fuels the OnePlus 6.

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LAUNCH: Company co-founder Carl Pei (pictured) announced the brand's latest premium flagship device which goes on sale next week.

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