OnePlus 6: Unboxing, first impressions, hands on

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published May 17, 2018, 9:24 am IST
Updated May 17, 2018, 1:55 pm IST
The OnePlus 6 is presently the most powerful beast amongst smartphones that is powered by a Snapdragon 845 with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.
The new OnePlus 6 Avengers: Infinity War special edition unveiled in China.
 The new OnePlus 6 Avengers: Infinity War special edition unveiled in China.

After a spree of leaks and rumours, the most anticipated phone from OnePlus – the OnePlus 6 was finally unveiled in London on May 16. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei took the stage to launch the company’s latest flagship. The new OnePlus 6 has been revealed with an all-glass body and a notched 6.3-inch Optic AMOLED display.

OnePlus has teamed up with Marvel Studios to unveil their special edition flagship. The company had launched Avengers: Infinity War edition OnePlus 6 in China, which is also expected to launch in India.

 

OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6

The OnePlus 6 is presently the most powerful beast amongst smartphones that is powered by a Snapdragon 845 along with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB storage running on an almost-stock custom Android operating system OxygenOS 5.1 that is built on Android Oreo 8.1. The company also allows users to install the upcoming Android P in beta.

On the camera front, the OnePlus 6 sports 16+20MP dual rear cameras with OIS+EIS support and can record videos up to 4K@60fps. The front camera is a 16MP that now allows portrait mode, which will be enabled in a future update.

The OnePlus 6 is built with a complete glass body and sports a dual camera along with a fingerprint sensor on the rear, while the front sports a 6.28-inch Optic AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9. The 3.5mm headphone jack stays and the alert slider takes a new position on the right side. The OnePlus 6 is the first flagship from the company to feature daily water resistance.

Prices for the OnePlus 6 were as follows:

  • 6GB + 64GB costs $529 (approximately Rs 35,800)
  • 8GB + 128GB costs $579 (approximately Rs 39,200)
  • 8GB + 256GB costs $629 (approximately Rs 42,555)

You can watch the recorded launch event, which that took place in London last evening.

While the launch is slated in India on the afternoon of May 17, we are still waiting to here OnePlus has for India. While the Indian handset will soon be with us, we shall bring you a full in-depth review at the earliest, here are some impressions from the overseas media and tech experts.

Stay tuned to get more updates about the OnePlus 6 Indian launch and first impressions.

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