OnePlus 6 debuts with glass design and 6.28-inch display

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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.

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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?

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Source: OnePlus

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  • Jonathan Glabman

    It’s the first non branded device that has band 71, so it could be a winner!

    • Ocepi

      Yup, as long as it’s safe to assume VoLTE works.

      • Ty Christensen

        VoLTE will for sure work, it works on the OP5 my co-worker has…so they ain’t about to remove it on this OP6.

  • DDLAR

    This looks like a very nice phone. Unfortunately, it’s just a bit too big for me. I need something around 5.8″ (or smaller) to fit comfortably in my pocket.

    Also, when you compare the price to sale prices for top end phones it’s a bit expensive (e.g., T-Mobile runs a BOGO deal every year for top end Samsung phones).

    • BigDaddy

      Depends on the phone. My 6.2 inch s9+ is pretty much the same size the 5.5 inch iphone 7+was.

  • David Firebaugh

    Wish T-Mobile would have this phone

    • vrm

      Why can’t you buy this retail ? tmobile won’t sell it any cheaper. It will only sell a version with lot of bands disabled.

      • SirStephenH

        EIP

      • Tanner J Michels

        It cuts out the middle person. It allows Oneplus to have full control over its distribution, not extra cost, and no contracts with distributors. This is still a pretty small company. Samsung can afford to ship thousands of phones even if they do not sell. OnePlus cannot afford to make extra phones that don’t sell. They have perfect number control. THey never need to make more than they sell. It also keeps cost down!

    • TheCudder

      It’s an unlocked phone….you buy it and toss your T-Mobile SIM in it.

  • pda96

    Zero emphasis on audio. Pass.

    • enigmaco

      Look up dirac hd sound and power, they’re doing a good emphasize on audio

  • Alex Pilaia

    Nice price point for the 8GB model (Since Iphones and Samsungs go for $800+) Wish there was a trial period. Like try it for 30 days, if you dont like it, return it for a 90% refund… :)

    • DILAW IDDAHLA

      They have a 15 day trial period no questions asked. I bought the 5T and used it for 11 days and returned it. Got a full refund. I returned it because the camera was NOT GOOD for a $550 device. For a $250, the camera is good. I also had 2 different people tell me I sounded muffled on the phone during phone calls. The phone was smooth and had nice little touches which stock Android don’t have. Oh, it’s a big phone too (Pixel 2XL size)

      • Alex Pilaia

        Oh. Great. I think once the “Sold Out” Portion passes, I might just pick one up. I wish it came in a 8GB/64GB HD size… but it forces you to get the 128GB size with the 8GB…

  • mreveryphone

    So this has the 600 band in it correct?

    • bones boy

      Yup!

    • SirStephenH

      Yes. It supports all of T-Mobile’s and even Sprit’s LTE bands.

      • Tanner J Michels

        Then what is the LAA band 46 that “riverhorse” brought up in a previous comment.

        • Kaulana1989

          It’s for small cells that use unlicensed Spectrum

        • Tanner J Michels

          Is it used often? and Is it totally necessary?

        • Kaulana1989

          It is necessary for urban areas for stadiums it’s mostly for cities ultra-fast speed and better capacity

        • Kaulana1989

          You can Google it T-Mobile use band 46

  • steveb944

    Unique dimensions and screen size. Good to see consistent pricing from them.
    Not sure on the glass.

  • Brad

    No notch for me, love my s9!

    • SirStephenH

      It can be disabled.

  • riverhorse

    Great news, but who will be selling? Supposedly no Western Hemisphere…
    FYI No LAA(band 46)

    • Tanner J Michels

      What is LAA (Band 46)? I’ve never seen that as a band on Tmobile.

      • Kaulana1989

        It is for small cells

    • Kaulana1989

      It works on T-Mobile band 71

  • SirStephenH

    “Never Settle”

    1080p on a 6.28″ screen IS settling.

    • Ocepi

      It would drive the price up and battery life down. Good for VR, but with the Occulus Go, almost better to have a standalone device for that.

      • Alex Pilaia

        I would have been happy with 1920×1080 SuperAmoled Screen for battery saving power. Along with the 3300 battery and the 30% more efficient processor, this screen would have been better, with maybe a $50 cheaper price tag. The human eye cant really notice a difference between 4K and 1080p. Not on a cell phone sized screen at least…

  • impasse

    “notificatoin” lol

    hmm wifi calling and volte? still no ip67/waterproofing? D:

    • Kaulana1989

      Wi-Fi calling a volte work there is rain n Splash proof

  • Gardo

    Stupid notch=NO!!

  • pda96

    Only $50 for another 2GB of memory and 64G of storage going from the baseline model (64GB) to the next (128GB). I’m impressed. Apple would have charged another $200.

  • dcmanryan

    This company has such a cosmetic hard on for Apple.

  • KENOATL

    I am loving this phone… . very easy to setup , automatically configured for T-Mobile network, and getting twice the speed. I also enjoy the almost stock Android. Bye Bye LG and Samsung

  • Peter Truong

    This is my first OnePlus Phone. Compare to my wife Samsung 8s Plus. Can’t tell the difference between the two in quality. Happy with this phone.