OnePlus 6, the next flagship smartphone, could be launched on May 16. The hype around OnePlus 6 is real but the launch date for the smartphone is turning out to be controversial. It was first reported to launch on May 16 and a new detail claims it will now launch on May 21.
The new piece of information regarding the launch comes via company’s new LAB program. According to GSMArena, OnePlus owners received an email citing they have been selected to trial the new OnePlus phone before its official launch as part of OnePlus Lab program. Those who enrolled for the program received a confirmation email detailing all the terms and conditions and launch date for the smartphone. This particular accounts claims it will launch on May 21, the earliest launch of any OnePlus flagship in nearly four years.
OnePlus has been building the hype like it does every year. The OnePlus 6 will drop the metal unibody design in favor of glass back and might also support wireless charging. It is expected to feature a 6.2-inch AMOLED display with a notch similar to that of Oppo F7 and Vivo V9. It is also likely to support IP67 water and dust resistance.
OnePlus 6 Specifications [Expected]
- CPU: 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor (confirmed)
- RAM: 6/8 GB LPDDR4X (confirmed)
- GPU: Adreno 630
- Operating System: HydrogenOS (in China) / OxygenOS (rest of the world) based on Android 8.1 Oreo
- Display: 6.28-inch Full-HD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED display with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5 and 19:9 aspect ratio
- Rear Camera: 16 MP (f/1.7) + 20 MP (f/1.7) with LED flash
- Front Camera: 20 MP with f/2.0 aperture
- Internal Storage: 64/128 GB (with 6 GB RAM), 256 GB (with 8 GB RAM, confirmed)
- SIM: Dual Nano SIM
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, USB OTG, 3.5 mm headphone jack, NFC, USB Type-C
- Other: Face Unlock, Fingerprint Scanner, Water Resistant
- Colors: Midnight Black, Slate Grey/Sandstone White, Coral Blue
- Battery: 3450 mAh with Dash Charge v2
There are also chatters that OnePlus 6 will be more expensive than any of its predecessors.