OnePlus 6: From water resistance, to notch, an all-decked glass & complete specs to price and where to buy this latest flagship

Last Updated: Thu, May 17, 2018 16:50 hrs
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The latest iteration of OnePlus's device is up for grabs.

After months of intense speculation over wireless charging, and the notch, to retaining the 3.55 mm headphone jack, there is clarity and confirmation on all fronts.

First up, this is an all-glass device - which makes it look all the more premium. Early reviewers shared that it does attract fingerprints, but shied away from calling it a fingerprint magnet.

On the design front, fans were expecting Oneplus to incorporate originality, but were left wanting after finding that OP had incorporated the Apple inspired notch on the front.

The design although has completely changed from the previous 5 and 5T versions. One of the most striking features of this phone is it's placement of the cameras to the back - vertically this time, one above another. And you will also spot the fingerprint sensor relegated to the back. 

While OP3 and OP3T users had nothing to complain about front facing fingerprint sensors, 5 and 5T users commented that finger placement to the back would have been easier for an over 5.5-inch tall phone. The comparison here was with the likes of flagship models of Samsung that had placed the fingerprint sensor on the back. Even the Xiaomi Note series had placed the fingerprint sensor on the back. That has now been done.


An image of the flagship device. Image Credits: OnePlus

One among OP's best updates for 2018 is the promise of water resistance. Rains in almost all parts of India have become erratic, and any kind of water resistance is welcome. OnePlus says that their latest device is built to offer water resistance for everyday occasions, such as rain or an accidental drop in a puddle. Sadly, there is no IP rating currently for water resistance, but again the assurance from the company is a good start.


An image of the flagship device. Image Credits: OnePlus

Here's a video that tells much about the device:

Without much ado, here are the complete specs:

The Full Specs:

Display: 2280X1080 6.28-inch full optic LED display with aspect ratio of 19:9. Holds nearly 84% of the front with a pixel density of 401 ppi.

Aesthetics: 155.7 X 75.4 X 7.75 mm, 177 grams. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on front and back. Notch on front which can be hidden via the software options .

Processor: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor that clock's 2.8 GHz. The processor is mated with an Adreno 630.

Memory: Storage of 64/128/256 and RAM variants in 6/8 GB LPDDR4x.

Camera: Rear: Dual-camera combination of 20-megapixel and 16-megapixel sensors (both RGB sensors). The 16 MP (IM519) with f/1.7 aperture captures big pixels 1.22 microns, while the 20 MP (IM 376K) , wide-angle, f/1.7 aperture capturing smaller pixels of 1 microns. Cameras feature optical image stabilisation, electronic image stabilisation, and slow motion video recording at 480fps. 4K Video recording is supported upto 60 fps. The front features a 16 MP camera with a portrait mode.

Software: OxygenOS 5.1 on Android 8.1 Oreo. (Our source shared that this device is eligible for Android P public beta)

Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, and NFC.

Power: 3,300mAh with support for Dash Charge.

Security: Face Unlock that can unlock device in 0.4 seconds. Also a cubical rear fingerprint sensor that unlocks within 0.2 seconds.

Colors: Mirror Black, Midnight Black, Silk White, First Looks and reviews:

Here's how the phone looks according to the OnePlus US website.

The Snapdragon 845 along with the 401 PPI large 6.28 inch display, the Adreno 630, 8 GBs of RAM, along with the gaming DND mode touts this device as the gamer's darling. But, to what extent, this comes true is a matter of time.


An image of the flagship device. Image Credits: OnePlus 

Mr Mobile has a particularly good take on the phone- aesthetics, and the notch.

Pricing

Alongside the OP6, the launch also saw the debut of OnePlus's Bullets Wireless. The wireless will retail for Rs 3,999, while the base model (6 GB RAM with 64 GB storage) will retail in India at a price of Rs 34,999.

The OnePlus 6 8GB RAM with 128GB storage will be available for Rs 39,999.

If you are looking out for higher storage, the Oneplus 6 Avengers Infinity limited edition may be a cool option.

The OnePlus 6 Avengers Infinity limited Edition will go on sale in India via Amazon on May 29 and will be available for Rs 44,999. 

Offers for Customer:

On the purchase of OnePlus 6, customers can avail a discount of Rs 2000 on SBI Credit and Debit card transactions during the first week.

They will also be eligible to avail No Cost EMI for upto three months on all popular banks.

In addition to this, all OnePlus 6 customers will be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Complimentary 12-month accidental damage insurance by Servify
  • Rs 2000 cash back and device insurance for Idea subscribers
  • Gift card worth Rs 250 for all Amazon Prime Video consumers and discounts up to Rs 500 on Amazon Kindle
  • Benefits up to Rs 25000 on flight and hotel bookings from ClearTrip

Where can you buy?

OnePlus has also provided fans with the chance to pre-book the OnePlus 6 on Amazon.in with added benefits, prior to its official launch in India.

OnePlus had partnered with Amazon.in for a 'Fast AF' sale, between 13-16 May, wherein customers can buy a Gift Card worth Rs 1000 to be used to buy the OnePlus 6 between 21 and 22 May 2018 and get Amazon Pay Balance worth Rs 1000 in addition to the aforementioned offers.

The company will also be hosting pop-up events across eight Indian cities, including Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Ahmedabad between 21-22 May 2018.

Fans will be able to experience and purchase the powerful and stylish OnePlus 6 at these pop-up stores over two days, on a first-come-first-serve basis. Across the globe pop-ups will be held in New York, London, Paris, Milan and Beijing. The OnePlus 6 will be available for purchase on OnePlus.in, Amazon.in, OnePlus Experience store as well as all other OnePlus offline sales channels.

OnePlus, that launched its latest flagship in London on Tuesday, has announced a host of offers in the run up to the India launch of the phone. The much-awaited phone is all set to be revealed in India on May 17 at Mumbai's NSCI Dome. Last time during the OP 5 launch in Mumbai, OnePlus fans could experience the phone and place an order then and there. Chances are you may get to place an order for this latest flagship device right at the NSCI dome.

In case you are planning to place an order, the OnePlus Silk Edition is out of stock on the US website.

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