New Delhi: After the success of OnePlus 5T, the Chinese smartphone player on Wednesday announced that its next flagship OnePlus 6 will be launched in India on May 17.
The new smartphone will be launched in Mumbai and the “OnePlus Community” will be the first to try out the device at the experience zone at the launch venue, the company said in a statement. The device will be available for pre-bookings for “Amazon Prime Members” from May 21.
“OnePlus 6’s glass design is centred around creating a ‘sense of value’ and ‘premium hand-feel’ and the glass back contains five printed layers of ‘Nanotech Coating’, a first in the smartphone industry,” Pete Lau, Founder and CEO, OnePlus, said in a blog post.
The advantages of glass over metal are manifold. “The way glass transforms under different lighting is a particularly important challenge – the OnePlus design team tested over 70 glass prototypes before selecting the best one,” Lau added.
OnePlus 5T, powered by Snapdragon 835 chipset, was launched last year in two variants, 6GB RAM with 64GB onboard storage and 8GB RAM with 128GB internal storage, priced at Rs 32,999 and Rs 37,999, respectively.
As far as specifications of the phone is concerned, plenty of things have been teased and leaked earlier. OnePlus 6 may sport a 6.28-inch AMOLED display with a 19:9 aspect ratio, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, Adreno 630 GPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of onboard storage, Android 8.1 Oreo, and a 3300mAh battery with Dash Charge 2.0 support.
As for optics, the vertical dual camera setup at the back might bear a 20-megapixel primary and a 16-megapixel secondary sensor. The front camera of the OnePlus 6 is rumoured to get a 16-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calling. Connectivity options may include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, a USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and GPS/ A-GPS.