The latest member of the OnePlus series is finally here – The OnePlus 6. If you haven’t heard about the brand , OnePlus is a Shenzhen based Chinese smartphone that’s known to have top-notch sophisticated features with affordable prices . They have a sleek design, impressive build quality, clean android software with no bloatware, and specs rivaling and sometimes taking over the Samsung Galaxy S9. What makes the OnePlus brand very peculiar is that they release a new phone once in every six or more months and they sell only one phone at a time thereby discontinuing the previously sold phone .
Today marks the launch of the OnePlus 6 in Mumbai, India which has already gained immense recognition as it has been used to shoot photos for the Vogue featuring the Bollywood actress Aditi Rao Hydari.
Now coming to the specifications , in terms of the design the OnePlus has created the largest screen for the 6 and has for the first time used all-glass body however they have used Corning Gorilla Glass 5 , both in the front and back to protect the design . The frame around the screen have been minimized as much as they can, with an iPhone X-esque notch houses the front camera at the top. They are available in three variants Mirror Black to showcase that all-over glass design, Midnight Black with a matte black finish, and Silk White featuring a subtle shimmering effect in the design.
With respect to the camera there are two – a 16-megapixel camera with f.17 aperture, supported by a 20-megapixel camera.The front camera is 16-megapixels and comes with Face Unlock, which OnePlus claims is one of the fastest facial recognition technologies on the camera. Now talking about ‘fast’ , The OnePlus 6 was launched with the tag line ‘The Speed You Need’. The company says its is the fastest phone they have ever made. It also features top-of-the-line hardware with the Oxygen OS based on Android 8.1.0. Now coming to the price , The OnePlus 6 will have a starting price of AED 1,895.29 for the base variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. They also launched the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage, which will cost AED 2,166.05. The first sale will take place on May 21 for Amazon Prime members.The popups will be open in eight cities from May 21 to May 22. The first open sale for OnePlus 6 will be on Amazon India from May 22. OnePlus’ online store will also sell the smartphone.
Two other interesting products that are worth mentioning is the fourth version of the OnePlus series , which is a special edition. The exclusive Avengers limited edition in Karbon Black available only in India and China. It comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers limited edition will go one sale on May 29 for AED 2,436.73.The second product that was launched along with the new phone is the first pair of wireless headphones, called the Bullets Wireless. OnePlus claims you can get five hours of usage with just ten minutes of charging, or top it off for eight hours of battery. They are Google Assistant-integrated, weather-resistant, and use the AptX codec for better Bluetooth audio quality.
For UAE customers , you can pre-order your OnePlus 6 conveniently on souq.com