The device will be the first non-google smartphone to come with Android 8.1 Oreo
Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has quickly risen the levels since their first OnePlus 1 launch in 2014. And today their fastest flagship till date, the OnePlus 6 was unveiled to the public where the event was live streamed on YouTube. The company has partnered with Amazon as a distribution partner or the sales of the smartphone all around the world including various European markets like France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. The latest smartphone follows the latest trend of having an upper bezel popularised by the iPhone X.
The OnePlus 6 comes in a glass back for a better transition of radio waves and is lighter than ceramic. It comes with both Face Unlock and fingerprint scanner support whose response time is claimed to be 0.4s and 0.2s respectively by the company. The smartphone measures 155.7 x 75.35 x 7.75 mm and weighs 179 grams. The burst processing and caching help to launch apps faster and keeps track of most used apps to improve startup time. A new feature called Overdraw reduction prevent excessive GPU usage and improve performance. The OnePlus 6 navigation bar can also be replaced by navigation gestures. Additionally, it comes with a dedicated ‘Gaming Mode’ which reduces the network and other processes for an enhanced gaming experience.
OnePlus 6 | Photo Credit: OnePlus
OnePlus 6 features a 6.28-inch Optic display with a resolution of FHD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 19:9 due to the presence of the top notch with protection from Gorilla Glass 5. It’s powered by a Qualcomm 845 Snapdragon chipset with Adreno 630 GPU. The smartphone will be offered in 6GB, 8GB RAM and 64GB, 128 GB and 256GB of internal storage options.
In the optics department, the device offers a dual camera setup of 20MP + 16MP configuration. On the front, it offers a 16 MP camera. IT comes with both OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) and EIS (Electronic Image Stabilisation). It runs on OxygenOS 5.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a 3,300 mAh battery with support for Fast Charge. The device will be the first non-Google device to get this version of Android, and more than 200 optimizations of the OxygenOS is icing on the cake.
The phone will be available in Midnight Black and Silk White color options. As for the pricing, the 6/64 GB variant costs $529 (Rs 34,500 approx) while the 8/128 GB variant is priced at $579 (Rs 35,500 approx). The top order 8/256 GB comes at a price tag of $629 (Rs 40,500 approx).