The OnePlus 6 has finally been announced at its official launch event in London, England.
The phone’s release date is May 22 for the Midnight Black and Mirror Black variants, while the limited Silk White edition will go on sale on June 5.
The starting prices for the phone have been announced at $529 for the 64GB/6GB configuration, $579 for the 8GB/128GB variant and to top it off, $629 for the 8GB/256GB model, which makes it the most expensive OnePlus smartphone so far.
Display and Design
Why the prices? Well, the OnePlus 6 has a lot of things to boast with – it sports the largest screen found so far on a OnePlus handset and is also the first one from the company to have a notch at the top.
The screen measures 6.28 inches and comes with a 19:9 aspect ratio, all of it, back and front, covered nicely in protective Gorilla Glass 5. That too, is a first for the company’s line of smartphones.
Camera, Battery and Biometrics
The phone comes equipped with dual rear cameras – main one is 16MP and the secondary one 20MP – and both sensors feature OIS and EIS and are made by Sony.
The rear camera can shoot up to a minute of slow motion footage at a time, at 480fps and a 720p resolution.
With so much video quality, the battery has to keep up, so the handset features Dash Charge, though the size of it remains the same as the OnePlus 5, at 3,300mAh.
The OnePlus6 comes with two forms of biometric security: the first is the rear fingerprint scanner and the second one is face unlocking. OnePlus says it takes around 0.4 seconds for the phone to recognize your face. The fingerprint scanner though, is much faster, at just 0.2 seconds.
Power and Storage
As rumored, the OnePlus 6 carries the Snapdragon 845 chipset, the well known power unit from Qualcomm.
It runs Android 8 Oreo but it also supports the new Android P Beta. If you decide to buy the OnePlus6 and go in that direction, you can gain access to the P Beta here,
Before you jump ship and dive into the Android P Beta seas, just keep in mind it is quite likely it will be full of bugs.