Hurray.. OnePlus 6 Coming To India On May 17

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New Delhi: OnePlus has just revealed where and when the OnePlus 6 will be properly announced: Wednesday May 16 in London.

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.

OnePlus is holding an event at 17:00 GMT on May 16th in London, and it’s been given the tagline “The Speed You Need.” Most recent Android flagship launches have focussed on imaging, so it’s interesting to see OnePlus take a different approach by talking up the speed of its latest device. Or maybe that means the cameras aren’t very good. We’ll have to wait and see.

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.

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