OnePlus phones are a popular option for customers that prefer unlocked devices, and today OnePlus introduced its newest flagship smartphone.
The OnePlus 6 features a 6.28-inch 2280×1080 AMOLED display with 19:9 aspect ratio. Like several other flagship phones that’ve launched recently, the OnePlus 6 does have a notch at the top of its screen that houses its sensors and 16MP front-facing camera. If you don’t care for the notch, OnePlus has said that it’ll let you hide it with software.
Around on the back of the OnePlus 6 there’s a dual rear camera setup that OnePlus says it centered on the device for symmerty. The main 16MP camera has a Sony IMX519 sensor, f/1.7 aperture, and support for optical image stabilization, electronic image stabilization, portrait mode, and super slow-motion video capture up to 480fps. The secondary camera is a 20MP shooter with a Sony IMX376K sensor and f/1.7 aperture.
The body of the OnePlus 6 features Corning Gorilla Glass 5, an alert slider, a USB-C charging port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Inside that glass shell there’s a Snapdragon 845 processor and a 3300mAh battery that powers the whole package. When it comes to RAM, there will be 6GB and 8GB options, while storage options will include 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB options.
Other notable features of the OnePlus 6 include dual SIM slots, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, an RGB LED notificatoin light, a rear fingerprint reader, and face unlock.
On the software side, the OnePlus 6 runs Android 8.1 below OxygenOS 5.1. OnePlus’s custom user interface comes with features like gesture navigation and a gaming mode that’ll block incoming notifications and limit background processes to let you focus on your game. And if you’re itching to try Android P, a beta release will be available for the OP6 in the near future.
The OnePlus 6 includes support for 4CA/256 QAM for download and CA/64 QAM for uploads as well as 4×4 MIMO. Here are the wireless bands that it supports:
- FDD LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/32/66/71
- TDD LTE: Band 34/38/39/40/41
- TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39
- UMTS(WCDMA): Band 1/2/4/5/8/9/19
- CDMA: BC0/BC1
- GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
The OnePlus 6 will be available starting May 22 in Mirror Black and matte Midnight Black color options, and a limited edition Silk White model will launch on June 5. Pricing starts at $529 for the 6GB/64GB model and goes up to $579 for the 8GB/128GB version, while the top-end 8GB/256GB model will set you back $629.
OnePlus’s new flagship looks like a nice upgrade over last year’s model. The screen size has increased with a tiny increase in size, and you’re getting flagship-tier specs for a price that’s lower than many other flagships out there now. The fact that the OnePlus 6 isn’t available from T-Mobile may turn some folks off since you can’t buy it on EIP or JOD, but if you’re in the market for a new unlocked device, the OnePlus 6 could be worth a look.
What do you think of the OnePlus 6?