OnePlus has officially unveiled their much anticipated and leaked flagship device – the OnePlus 6. OnePlus has held their announcement in London and has announced not one, but two new products – let’s take a look.
The OnePlus 6 comes with an all-glass body covered by Gorilla Glass 5 both on front and back – with an aluminium frame. It’s quite slim at 7.8mm, so its great to see OnePlus keep on improving its flagship while maintaining its core features.
The display is a 6.28″ FHD+ (1080 x 2280) Optic AMOLED display – and of course, it has a notch. But do not worry, it can be hidden just like on the LG G7 ThinQ or on the Huawei P20 series. It’s also fairly small – compared to an iPhone X for example – but this doesn’t mean that we’re a fan of it, far from it.
The OnePlus 6 is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of on-board storage. Other variants include an 8GB RAM model with 128/256GB storage options. As you’d expect, there’s no SD card slot, but there is a UFS 2.1 storage that should provide fast and reliable speeds.
Other features include the Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, 3.5mm headphone jack and it’s apparently water resistant – however OnePlus doesn’t specify the exact IP rating [UPDATE: It doesn’t have an IP rating because it’s not officially certified], so don’t take it to the bath with you. The fingerprint scanner is located on the back, underneath the camera and LED flash, but it also has a face unlocking feature like on the 5T. It unlocks the device in only 0.4 seconds, however we wouldn’t advise for using it as a main sign-in feature due to security concerns.
OnePlus 6 will keep its dual camera setup and it gets some improvements. The main shooter is a 16MP f/1.7 aperture lense with both OIS and EIS. The secondary is a 20MP f/1.7 sensor that’ll allow you to take portraits and use new special effects to enhance your images. It’s worth mentioning that the OnePlus 6 is one of those very few devices that support recording in 4K @ 60fps – it’s very rare, even in 2018. Also, you can capture in slow-mo for up to a minute in 480fps in 720p.
The selfie shooter is a 16MP sensor and it will have AI built-in (as you would expect this, by now) and it’ll get Portrait features in the coming weeks/months.
The OnePlus 6 will be running Oxygen OS 5.1 out of the box, and on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. You can also enter to Android Beta program and receive Android 9.0 P if you like to live on the edge.
OnePlus said that the OnePlus 6 is now even more optimised, so launching apps/games will now be a lot faster – as well as it has implemented better caching software, so opening and using applications should now be faster and much smoother.
The battery will remain unchanged at 3300 mAh and you will still get fast charge provided by OnePlus’ own Dash charge technology. Unfortunately, there is no wireless charging feature to be found – despite having a glass back.
Colour wise, it will be available in Midnight Black, Mirror Black and Silk White at the start, though the Silk White variant will be exclusive.
OnePlus will have pop-up shows all around the world on 21st May, however the first devices will become available from 22nd May. The Silk White edition will be available from 5 June.
OnePlus Bullets Wireless Earphones
The Bullets Earphones are not something you haven’t seen before – however, it stands out with its ease of use and great built-in features, not to mention its great price.
Unfortunately it’s not a truly wireless earbud, but it’s not meant to be. It has Google Assistant built-in, so you can take calls, control music and get your notifications – straight onto your Earphones. It basically works as you’d expect on a smartphone.
When the two buds are put together, they’ll stick together thanks to the magnets placed inside them. When they are also connected to each other, the earphones will turn off to save you more battery – not like you’d necessarily need it though. That’s because the earphones support fast charging, according to OnePlus: Charge for 10 minutes and play for 5 hours – sounds impressive.
One small detail we love about the new earphones is the fact that it now has a USB-C port to charge it with – unfortunately it’s an extremely slow process for manufacturers to put a Type C port on current and new accessories, and we are happy to see OnePlus doing the right thing.
The Wireless Earphones will cost $69, €69, £69 which sounds like a reasonable price (pun intended). They will become available from 5 June. We can’t wait to get our hands on OnePlus’ Wireless buds, stay tuned – a review is coming.
What are your thoughts about the new OnePlus 6? Will you upgrade to it? Let us know in the comments down below!