OnePlus has launched its new flagship device, the OnePlus 6, which comes with a 6.28" full optic AMOLED display with 19:9 aspect ratio, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, and an all-glass design.
The OnePlus 6 maintains a similar form factor to the previous generation OnePlus 5T, yet it features the largest screen ever for a device from the company. To provide more screen real estate, OnePlus designed the navigation bar so that it can be replaced with gesture control, freeing up even more viewing space for a cleaner look. It is also the fastest handset OnePlus has produced to date.
"With the OnePlus 6, we challenged ourselves to deliver an external design as smooth and elegant as the work we've done inside the device," says OnePlus Founder and CEO Pete Lau. "We're proud of what we've accomplished, and we hope our users are too."
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor improves performance by 30%, says OnePlus, while also being 10% more power efficient. This is coupled with the Adreno 630, which is 30% faster than the previous generation, allowing owners to do everything on the device from stream HD video to play graphically-intense games.
With up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM, the OnePlus 6 can easily switch among multiple apps running at the same time without much lag time in between, which is ideal for multi-taskers. The dual-lane storage, based on UFS 2.1, ensures faster app loading and read/write speeds.
The all-glass design allows the OnePlus 6 to facilitate better transmission of radio waves, providing users with up to 1 gigabit of download speed, says the company. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is used on both the front and the back of the device, shaping it with slight curves to create an uninterrupted look and feel.
A dual camera system features a 16MP main camera, supported by a 20MP secondary camera. With an f/1.7 aperture, the 16MP main camera has been bolstered by a 19% larger sensor and OIS, along with Advanced HDR, OnePlus' improved High Dynamic Range algorithm, to bring out shadows and enhance lighting in photos.
Portrait Mode will be available on both the front and rear cameras. Using AI, the front camera is able to apply a depth of field effect to selfies. Newly added bokeh effects, including circles, hearts and stars so users can customize their portraits. The OnePlus 6 also marks the introduction of OnePlus' Slow Motion mode, which can capture high-definition video frame-by-frame.
The device runs on the OxygenOS operating system, a refined Android experience that OnePlus says is "faster, cleaner, and more customizable" than other Android experiences.
With fast charging, users can give the phone enough power to last a full day after just a half hour or charging.
The OnePlus 6 is available in mirror black, midnight black, and a limited edition silk white finish. The black versions include an embedded thin layer of film underneath the glass to create a sense of depth as light and shadow move on the device. A jagged texture was etched onto the film of the midnight black variant to produce a subtle S-shaped line when the phone is reflected in light. The limited-edition silk white, meanwhile, uses pearl powder to create a subtle shimmering effect. It comes in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB variants, starting at US$529 and going up to US$629, and will be available in North America starting on May 22. The limited edition silk white version will only come in 128GB, and will be available for purchase starting June 5.
The OnePlus 6 in 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB storage options will be available on oneplus.com in North America and in Europe on May 22nd starting from USD 529 / EUR 519 / 469 GBP. The limited-edition Silk White with 128 GB of storage will be available for purchase on June 5th for US$579.