OnePlus 6 release date, updates and features

The OnePlus 6 has been announced at its international launch event in London, England. Featuring the biggest screen OnePlus has ever put on a phone, a display notch, Snapdragon 845 chipset and new glass design it’s poised to play with the big names in the flagship market.

The launch event is happening right now and we’re reporting from it live, updating this page with everything you need to know about the OnePlus 6 as it’s unveiled on stage.

 

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? The new numbered flagship from OnePlus
  • When is it out? TBC
  • What will it cost? TBC

OnePlus 6 release date

We’re still waiting to learn the official OnePlus 6 release date, but OnePlus has announced a series of pop-up events across the US, Europe, India and China on May 21 where you’ll be able to buy the handset for the first time.

OnePlus 6 price

We’re waiting to find out the OnePlus 6 price details. But We can expect Rs 35,999 as the starting price of OnePlus 6.

OnePlus 6 design and display

The OnePlus 6 boasts the biggest screen ever found on a OnePlus handset, and it’s also the first phone from the firm to feature a notch at the top of the display.

The screen is 6.28 inches in size, with a 19:9 aspect ratio, and it’s covered in protective Gorilla Glass 5.

OnePlus has kept the headphone jack for the OnePlus 6, and it’s also made the handset more water resistant over (vs its previous handsets).

Both the front and the back of the OnePlus 6 is covered in Gorilla Glass 5 – a first for the firm’s flagship line of smartphones.

The alert slider has moved to the right of the phone, above the power/lock key, with the SIM tray moving to the right, above the volume rocker.

The OnePlus 6 will be available in the reflective Mirror Black, matte Midnight Black and striking Silk White. OnePlus says it’s worked the glass to feel like ceramic.

OnePlus 6 camera and battery

The OnePlus 6 comes with dual rear cameras, one is 20MP and the other is 16MP. Both sensors are made by Sony and feature both OIS and EIS.

The handset also feature’s Dash Charge, giving the OnePlus 6 ‘a day’s power in half an hour.’ The battery size remains the same as the OnePlus 5 and 5T though, at 3,300mAh.

OnePlus 6 power and storage

The OnePlus 6 packs in a Snapdragon 845 chipset, the flagship power unit from chip maker Qualcomm, ensuring there’s plenty of power under the hood.

It arrives running Android 8 Oreo (with Oxygen OS 5.1 on top), but for the more adventurous among you, the OnePlus 6 also supports the new Android P Beta from Google.

This gives you a sneak peak at new features that’ll arrive on the Android platform later this year, but be warned, the P Beta is likely to be full of bugs.

There will be 6GB and 8GB of RAM combinations, and three storage options to choose from, with 64GB, 128GB and 256GB available.

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