OnePlus counts to 6 with its latest handset

The OnePlus 6 will be launched in London on May 16 at 5PM UK time. We shall attend this event and shall update you about Indian prices tomorrow with our first look of the phone. The phone features a 6.28-inch 2280 x 1080 tall 19:9 AMOLED display, with a notch on top.

You can use front-facing camera to unlock the phone, or you can opt for the fingerprint sensor on the back. Both lenses sport an aperture of f/1.7 along with phase detection autofocus. The SoC also houses the Adreno 630 GPU which again should provide an nearly 30 per cent jump in performance during graphics-intensive tasks. The internal storage of this phone is not extendable.

Starting at $529 (£469), the OnePlus 6 will be available on May 22 in the USA and Europe in its 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage configuration. The 3,300mAh battery isn't huge, but it should get you through at least a day of medium usage. There is also a 6GB/128GB combination.

Overall, the OnePlus 6 is a solid smartphone that will prove adequate for everyone who is budget conscious and yet desires a flagship device, exactly the way it should be.

No one gets a prize for correctly guessing that the OnePlus 6 would look through a pair of peepers on the back. OnePlus has also teased some form of water resistance, although it's still unknown whether this will be IP-certified.

Besides the above-listed features, it has bees also observed that OnePlus 6 is the very first model designed by the Chinese producer that includes IP rating i.e., the Smartphone is going to be water and dirt resistant.

What's certain at this point is that the OnePlus 6 will be yet another powerhouse device packing a top-end Snapdragon 845 SoC, a whole load of RAM, and an upgraded rear dual-camera.

OnePlus 6 Accessories
OnePlus 6 Accessories

Yes, the new OnePlus 6 delivers an experience similar to the Galaxy Note 8 or iPhone X, and it's almost 50% cheaper.

It's official. After six months of build-up and more than a couple leaks along the way, the OnePlus 6 is launching in Canada next week.

Later in the year, the phone will also be available in a "silk white" colour that features rose gold accents.

OnePlus' unique tri-state alert slider has moved to the right side - although I'm not sure why. The secure and convenient method to unlock your phone just by looking at it is a feature that, while seeming odd at first, has become a facet that has been hard to go without. OnePlus' new pair of Bluetooth wired earbuds will be coming out shortly after the phone is released.

At this stage it is not available here in Australia but can be purchased online from OnePlus themselves (add in a mail forwarder used for Australians). Perhaps the most exciting part is that the battery in these headphones.

While the OnePlus 6 might not have wireless charging, it does still have OnePlus' Dash Charge technology that's among the speediest fast charging technologies now available on smartphones. According to the company, by plugging in any USB-C cable, you can achieve five hours of usage in just ten minutes which is seriously impressive.


  • Valerie Cook