The OnePlus 6, after a spree of leaks and rumours, has now finally got an official launch date — May 17 in India. The company has taken to their official website to announce the date. Apparently, the smartphone is getting unveiled in China on the same date as well. Amazon Prime Members in India will also be able to book the OnePlus 6 on May 21, before the general sale fo the handset begins.
The OnePlus 6 will be the successor to the OnePlus 5T, which was launched last November. OnePlus has been sharing information about some of the standout features of the OnePlus 6 through its blogs and social media accounts, the biggest one being the announcement of a display notch. The OnePlus 6 will follow the market trend of adopting a display notch for housing the camera and the others sensors while maximising screen space.
We promised big things, and here it is. We’re bringing you up to speed with the most awaited piece of news. #OnePlus6 launches on the 17th of May, 3:00 PM IST at the Dome (NSCI) in Mumbai. #TheSpeedYouNeed pic.twitter.com/W5tbsbV8It— OnePlus India (@OnePlus_IN) April 25, 2018
OnePlus also took to the Internet to confirm some of the specifications of the handset.
The OnePlus 6 is confirmed to be built around Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 SoC along with a maximum of 8GB of RAM. The top-end variant will also feature up to 256GB of onboard storage. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau recently announced that they are adopting a glass rear panel for the OnePlus 6 with five printed layers of Nanotech coating. Teasers on the social media also indicated at a waterproof body — a first for a OnePlus device. Also, it’s expected that Alert Slider will be moved from its conventional position. It was also hinted that the Alert Slider could help users adjust the focus of from its rear dual cameras.
Other leaks have also hinted out at even faster Dash Charge V2, which is expected to top-up the battery in 20 minutes. The phone is also expected to retain the 5T's 16MP + 20MP dual rear camera setup. A Coral Blue variant is also expected to make a debut on the smartphone.
The OnePlus 6 is expected to cost Rs 32,999 for the base 6GB/64GB storage, whereas the top-end 8GB/256GB variant is expected to carry a price tag of upwards of Rs 40,000. The 8GB/128GB variant could be priced at Rs 38,000. Stay tuned for all the updates related to the OnePlus 6.