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OnePlus 5T Sandstone Edition Leaks With A White Backplate




OnePlus had more or less confirmed that the Sandstone Edition OnePlus 5T will be announced tomorrow in China, and the device has just surfaced on JD.com (JingDong Mall), it seems. JD.com is one of the largest online shops in China, and an 8GB RAM variant of the phone surfaced on JD.com ahead of its announcement. As you can see, this device will resemble the Star Wars Edition OnePlus 5T, though it won’t have Star Wars branding on it.


The Star Wars OnePlus 5T edition arrived with a white-colored back, and a Sandstone finish back there, and the Sandstone Edition OnePlus 5T will ship with that very same finish, it seems. The provided images indicate that the Sandstone Edition OnePlus 5T will sport a white back, so we’re wondering if the company will release a black variant at all. Still, the front side of the device will be black-colored, though it would be nice of the company to give its users some options. For those of you who are unaware, the company also released the Lava Red variant of the OnePlus 5T in China, and that version may start hitting more markets in the near future as well. The OnePlus 3, 3T and 5 did not sport a Sandstone finish on their back sides, not a single variant of those devices did, though the company has decided to release the Star Wars Edition OnePlus 5T with a Sandstone back, and a new variant is coming as well. It seems like OnePlus is trying to cater to its consumers, as many of them are reminiscent of the OnePlus One and 2, both of which shipped with a Sandstone back finish. There’s probably a good reason for it as well, as the regular OnePlus 5T is quite slippery, and the same was the case with the OnePlus 3, 3T and 5 as well.






As already mentioned, this variant of the phone will be announced in China tomorrow, though the device is expected to hit more markets in the near future as well, a global launch will probably follow in the near future as well. This variant of the device will probably cost as much as a regular 8GB RAM model, and it will have the same specs as the regular OnePlus 5T 8GB RAM variant as well. It seems like we won’t be getting the 6GB RAM Sandstone Edition OnePlus 5T, at least according to JD.com, but who knows, it is still possible that OnePlus may opt to announce a more affordable variant of the phone as well.
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OnePlus adds iPhone X-style gesture controls in latest Oreo beta




One Plus phone Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Gesture controls without clear navigation bars aren’t just for the iPhone X. Some Android smartphones let users save screen real estate by using home button gestures, and now OnePlus’ newest Oreo beta build for the OnePlus 5T includes a feature that disables the navigation bar and instead prioritizes gestures. We haven’t had a chance to test this yet, but Reddit user MisterMrMister uploaded a video of the gesture controls in action.
You can see that the phone’s navigation bar is missing, but the user is still able to pull up different pages, toggle between windows, and exit apps.

MisterMrMister says, “The gesture for going home is pretty smooth and responsive, including going to the recent app overview.” The user continues to note that the back button gesture is a “hit or miss for me right now. Sometimes I seem to ‘miss’ the right area to activate it.”
Like we learned with the iPhone X, gestures take time to get used to, although most people seemed to adjust pretty quickly after losing their dedicated home button. Maybe this is the start of the end of not only buttons, but also nav bars.
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A rumor started making the rounds that OnePlus was working on a sequel to the affordable OnePlus X. If you don’t remember, that was a pretty beautiful ceramic-clad phone that packed a big punch for its modest price tag.



For one reason or another, OnePlus has yet to revisit that line, and if you were hoping that rumors of a potential OnePlus X2 were accurate, we’re here to tell you to curb your enthusiasm. Company figurehead Carl Pei went to Twitter to categorically deny that the OnePlus X2 is real.
His initial damnation was subtle, but he later followed up with a more wordy plea for people to stop playing around with fake news. Yes, we use the term jokingly and loosely thanks to it being the preferred mantra of America’s 45th president (the irony of which we just won’t get into at this time), but fake news is bad. It’s usually harmless in these particular circumstances, though, where the consequence is little more than disappointment for diehard OnePlus fans who were hoping to find another way to shell out cash for a smartphone this year.
Does that mean there will never be a OnePlus X2? No one knows, not even OnePlus, perhaps. Maybe we’ll get a different phone with a different name that fulfills the same purpose. What we can tell you is that OnePlus was serious when they said they wanted to focus on creating one great smartphone every year, and so we’d suggest not holding your breath for it if you’re in need of a new smartphone in 2018.
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Alleged OnePlus 6 benchmark screenshots seem to confirm 19:9 aspect ratio and notch












We’re probably still a couple of months away from the debut of OnePlus’ next smartphone, the OnePlus 6, but details are already slowly starting to come out. After a leak of the phone itself last month, today we’re getting a few more details courtesy of a benchmark.



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Shared with Android Central, a couple of screenshots from a “source close to OnePlus” have revealed a few new details about the phone. Firstly, since this is a benchmark within AnTuTu, it confirms a few specs we were almost certain about. For example, there will be a Snapdragon 845 in this device, and it’s going to be one of the most powerful Android devices on the market when it launches.
However, it’s less the scores on this benchmark that are interesting, but rather the details we can pick from the screenshot itself. The notification bar is quite a bit taller than what we’re used to seeing, and that’s to accommodate for the “notch” which we’ve already seen. To make room for that, Android extends the status bar a bit, and also reorganizes elements of the display including shifting the clock to the left side.
To ensure you don’t lose any room, it seems that OnePlus has also adjusted the aspect ratio. While most devices, including the company’s own OnePlus 5T, have been using 18:9, the 6 will be using 19:9 if this screenshot proves true. That taller ratio essentially makes up for the space lost by the notch.








It’s important, still, to take this all with a grain of salt, but we’ll likely be hearing a lot more about this device in the coming months.
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The latest smartphone from OnePlus has been surfacing on the internet over the past few weeks, and a recently posted photo has given us a sense of what we can expect from the OnePlus 6 price.
The new leaked photo, reported on by Technocodex and initially spotted by CNMO, gave us some key specifications alongside the OnePlus 6 price that has many excited about the release of the upcoming phone.
The image compares the OnePlus 6 to other flagships such as the Apple iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, and the Huawei P20 Pro. Comparing it to flagships from more established companies like the iPhone X and the Galaxy S9 gives it some big shoes to fill, but it appears as if it may have similar specifications to its competitors. And perhaps with a lower OnePlus 6 price, it will be able to keep up with models like the iPhone X that are several hundred dollars more.
According to the photo, the OnePlus 6 price will be around $749, putting it right in the middle of high-end flagship prices. This is around the same price as the Galaxy S9, which may make it difficult for the phone to compete and capture the attention of a market that is currently enamored with the likes of Samsung and Apple. It appears as if the OnePlus 6 will have some impressive specifications, however, with a Snapdragon 845 process and an incredibly high 8GB of RAM. With 256GB of internal storage, you’ll also have more than enough space to store all your photos, videos, and apps.




Speaking of photos, the OnePlus 6 price seems even more justified by the dual rear camera setup – featuring a 12MP and 20MP sensor. The front camera configuration isn’t mentioned in this most recent leak, but we expect that it will be competitive with offerings from the likes of Apple and Samsung. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that the most recent release from Samsung literally revolves around the camera. With a catchphrase like “The Camera, reimagined.” it’s going to be hard for the Galaxy S9 to be beaten by this relative newcomer.
We also get a sense of design from this leak, with a confirmation that the OnePlus 6 will feature an edge-to-edge display with a notch similar to the iPhone X on the top. The phone will ship with an on-screen fingerprint scanner and 3D facial recognition – a combination that we haven’t seen from the smartphone industry so far. Whether or not the facial recognition can compete with the innovative FaceID technology from Apple remains to be seen, but the addition of the on-screen fingerprint scanner may actually give it a bit of an edge over the iPhone X in the eyes of some consumers.
All in all, the OnePlus 6 price seems more than justified. The company has their work cut out for them if they’re to expect to see any sort of significant Western sales, but the price seems quite reasonable for all of the features being packed into this smartphone. Considering the Galaxy S9 accomplishes less for the same price, it will be interesting to see whether the OnePlus 6 price and features are enough to climb over the lack of name recognition and brand confidence that OnePlus has in comparison to Samsung.
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Fresh OnePlus 6 Image Shows a Wood-Grain Back That’s “Designed by OnePlus”




get the feeling that OnePlus may be tired of pricks like us referring to their new phones each year as nothing but OPPO re-hashes with slightly upgraded specs. And I say that because the first clean image of the OnePlus 6 just showed up, courtesy of @evleaks, and it most definitely wants us to know on its wood-grained backside that it was “Designed by OnePlus.”
Today’s image reveal did not include any other details, only those that can we pull from the picture itself. To start, as you can see, we’ve got a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB-C port, and speaker at the bottom of the device, just like we have had on other OnePlus phones. In addition to that area, we can see a centered rear-fingerprint reader under a camera housing. It’s not obvious if that is a dual camera, but I’d bet that it is, since this device looks like the OnePlus 6 image that leaked a few weeks back, only with a wood-grain texture on the back.
Speaking of that wood-grain – oh my, that is pretty. Will OnePlus really sell a phone with a wood texture like that? I wouldn’t be shocked. As you might recall, OnePlus played with textured backsides and different colors on a couple of occasions last year. Not only did they give us that hot Lava Red, but they brought back Sandstone again for the first time outside of a case in years. OnePlus has shown that they are open to experimenting and this would be a welcomed option, assuming it isn’t just some trash skin that will be the sponsor before every tech YouTube video.
Back on that inscription on the bottom, though – ��. We see you, OnePlus, and we are here for you to have a unique identity in phones that separates you from your parent company’s other brands. Let’s do this.
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OnePlus 6 Notch Confirmed, Carl Pei Says “Learn To Love” It


The OnePlus 6 will have a display notch, with one of its official renders being shared by The Verge earlier today alongside that claim attributed to an interview with the company’s co-founder Carl Pei. The image seen above shows the top portion of the phone and the cutout that Mr. Pei revealed is 19.616 x 7.687mm in size. The notch houses the OnePlus 6’s front-facing camera, earpiece, and an ambient light sensor, with the firm claiming it’s the smallest it can be without any quality compromises being made. The OxygenOS running on the OnePlus 6 should still be based on Android 8.1 Oreo but will move the clock to the top left corner of the display, akin to what most smartphones will be doing following the move to Android P whose native clock is positioned in an identical manner.

The cutout of the OnePlus 6 will be disguised during video playback, with Mr. Pei attributing the decision to adopt it to an attempt to provide users with more screen real estate by moving the notification bar higher, thus reiterating the arguments previously made by the likes of Apple and ASUS. The Chinese phone maker had its team test the 1,000 most popular Android apps on the Google Play Store in order to determine which ones will require additional optimizations for the notch-equipped screen of its upcoming flagship, Mr. Pei revealed. The OnePlus 6 should also free additional screen space on the bottom by replacing traditional Android system buttons with gestures which are presently being beta-tested by the firm. The OnePlus official admitted the company may not have been as quick to adopt such gestures and notches had it not been for Apple’s iPhone X but said the decision to do so “just made sense” in the context of recent display roadmaps provided by panel manufacturers.

“Learn to love the notch,” Mr. Pei wrote on Twitter earlier today, having previously revealed that the fact the OnePlus 6 has a chin is a design cue that will remain prevalent in the industry going forward. The only handset that lacks a chin is the iPhone X, with its Samsung-made OLED panel curving inside the phone in order to have its ribbon connection mechanism that allows it to communicate with the motherboard further back, but that solution makes the phone significantly thicker, Mr. Pei said. The firm remains adamant the OnePlus 6 won’t look identical to the OPPO R15 like its last several handsets were inspired by the products from what’s widely believed to be its sister company, having also revealed the device will have a larger screen than the OnePlus 5T. The screen-to-body ratio of the phablet will hover around the 90-percent mark but its overall physical footprint shouldn’t be larger than that of the previous handset debuted last November. The OnePlus 6 will also have a headphone jack, according to a recent leak shared by industry insider Evan Blass. With the OnePlus 5T already being unavailable for purchase in most parts of the world, its successor is likely to be announced in the coming weeks, as suggested by the company’s previously employed product practices.
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New OnePlus 6 Concept Sports A Notch, Thin Bezels: Video


While we’re waiting for the arrival of the OnePlus 6, whose back side actually leaked yesterday, we may as well take a look at the latest concept OnePlus 6 design that surfaced online. This new concept design comes from the ‘Concept Creator’ YouTube page, and it comes in form of a YouTube video, of course. This concept OnePlus 6 handset seems to be made out of metal and glass (though variant with a different back side is also shown in the provided video), which will not be the case with a real device, at least if yesterday’s leak is to be believed, but other than that, its back side looks quite similar to the back of the phone that surfaced.

If you take a look at the video down below, you will notice that the device comes with a vertically-aligned dual camera setup, and a fingerprint scanner down below, while that fingerprint scanner sports a different shape than the one on the OnePlus 5T, as it’s not round, it looks like the Galaxy S9’s fingerprint scanner. A dual-LED, dual-tone flash is included in-between the phone’s dual cameras and its fingerprint scanner, while the dual camera setup is not flush with the phone’s back side. The back of this phone is slightly curved, on the sides, while the alert slider is included on the right side of the device (and it’s red-colored), right above the phone’s power / lock key. The volume up and down buttons sit on the left, along with a SIM card tray. A display notch is kind of difficult not to notice here, and it resembles a notch on the OPPO R15. It is actually quite possible that the real OnePlus 6 will sport one such notch as well, though nothing has been confirmed just yet.
The display notch, on this concept phone, houses the phone’s earpiece, and its front-facing camera, along with a number of sensors which are usually placed above the display. A Type-C USB port sits on the bottom of this concept phone, along with a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a loudspeaker. There is a thin ‘chin’ included below the display of the concept OnePlus 6 handset, and the display on this phone feature rounded corners. All in all, other than the materials used on the back of this handset, the design looks quite believable, and the real OnePlus 6 may resemble it quite a bit.
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Latest OnePlus 5/5T Open Betas add network priority in Gaming Mode, improved Weather app accuracy, and more




It's the end of another month, so OnePlus pushing out new Open Betas to the 5 and 5T shouldn't be a surprise. While not quite as big of a deal as last time, the latest updates bring some nice minor quality-of-life improvements.
Here's the changelog:
Launcher
  • Added recent search tag in search app section of the app drawer
  • General bug fixes and improvements
Weather
  • Improved accuracy of the current location
  • Added new icons and updated UI
Gaming mode
  • Network boost in Gaming mode – network priority for gaming App in the foreground


Those of you who still use the stock OnePlus Launcher – I just cannot bring myself to use it over Action or Nova – should appreciate the recent search tag in the app drawer. Also, the Weather app is getting a fix that it should have had from the beginning: improved accuracy. It's still better than MIUI's weather app, which is convinced that I live in El Paso, TX (hint: I don't).
Gaming Mode is one of those OxygenOS features that I've tested for the sake of testing, but haven't really used in practice. I don't tend to game too often on my phone, I have a PC after all, but the graphical performance on my 5T is more than adequate for what I play. If you're a heavy user of the Gaming Mode, I'd definitely like to hear why you think it's useful for you; I'm genuinely curious.
As always, the OTA is in staged rollout. If you don't have Oxygen Updater, an app that I highly recommend, then you can install the update manually in recovery mode. Just follow the appropriate link for your phone below to get started.
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The OnePlus 6 will have a notch, and here’s why



Much ado about notching



The next OnePlus flagship phone will have a notch in its display, and above is the first official image of it, provided exclusively to The Verge. OnePlus, still the darling of many Android enthusiasts, was alarmed by the vociferous chorus of disapproval directed at new smartphones launching at Mobile World Congress this year with notched displays. So the company reached out to me, as one of the louder critics of the notch trend, to try to make its case for why that change in design is a good thing and why its next phone release will be more than just another iPhone copycat.
“How big a notch is always depends on your choices as a company,” said Carl Pei, the public face of OnePlus, when he met me in London last week. In his mind, the question of whether to have a notch at all is a foregone conclusion. OnePlus, like every other phone maker opting to go this design route, sees it as adding more screen real estate instead of taking anything away. “What you are essentially doing is moving the entire notification bar up, giving users more content on their screen.”

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Though Apple was preceded by the Essential Phone and Sharp Aquos S2 in 2017, the definitive “notch phone” for the vast majority of people is and will forever be the iPhone X. The X marked the first time most people had seen that striking design, which made for a radically different iPhone and an instantly iconic visual identity for Apple’s flagship device. And that’s what has irked a lot of Android fans: Apple has taken ownership of the notch look and any subsequent device that resembles it feels derivative. It didn’t help that, during MWC, we were treated to a conveyor belt of hastily assembled iPhone X lookalikes that had zero software adaptations for the notch. It was embarrassing and I said as much at the time:
Pei believes that OnePlus’ notch is different, implemented with more thought and care. His opening remark about the choices a company makes was a bit of a dig at the Essential notch, which is the narrowest one we’ve seen so far. Pei says OnePlus couldn’t have gone that small without compromising the quality of the device’s earpiece and front-facing camera or omitting the proximity and ambient light sensors or the user-requested LED notification light. At the same time, argues Pei, “we don’t feel the need to have structured light on our phones” akin to Apple’s Face ID, so OnePlus’ notch is appreciably smaller than Apple’s. “Our notch, it will be there,” sums up Pei, and “it’ll be bigger than the Essential Phone, smaller than the iPhone.” OnePlus provided the precise measurements for its upcoming notch as 19.616mm x 7.687mm.
On the software front, OnePlus has had its team manually test the top 1,000 Play Store apps to determine which would need a compatibility mode with the notch. The company is shifting its clock to the left side of the screen to allow more room for status icons, and it’s going to disguise the notch any time video is playing on the phone in a way that recreates the overall screen curvature. In my experience with the iPhone X, the only times that the notch has ever been noticeable as an incursion into the regular user experience has been exactly when viewing photos or video, and I’m encouraged to see OnePlus tackling those pain points directly.
WITHOUT THE IPHONE X, ONEPLUS MIGHT NOT HAVE MOVED TO A NOTCH DESIGN OR A GESTURE INTERFACE QUITE AS FAST AS IT HAS DONE
OnePlus isn’t promoting its move to a notched design as an aesthetic choice. The company insists that it has done its utmost to maximize screen real estate for the user. Where the notch frees up a sliver of space at the top — by absorbing notification and status icons — at the bottom of the phone, OnePlus’ gesture interactions help to remove the persistent Android software keys and thus liberate even more space. Those gestures, available in beta software for existing OnePlus devices, are very much like the iPhone X’s, with a swipe up from the bottom of the screen taking the user home. I like them, my colleague Dan Seifert loves them, but again they seem like a change at least inspired by the iPhone’s.
“We saw the implementation [of gestures] on the iPhone,” admits Pei, and “maybe it would have taken longer if Apple hadn’t done it.” He has the same answer when I ask him whether OnePlus would have done a notch design had it not been for the iPhone X: “Maybe not as fast. But we have access to the roadmaps of all the screen manufacturers, and when they gave us the opportunity to make cutouts at the top of the screen, it just made sense.” OnePlus agrees with the widely held view that Apple “accelerates the adoption of things within the industry,” adding the subtle caveat of “where it makes sense.” (Related side note: the OnePlus 6 will have a headphone jack).
We couldn’t talk Android phone notches without also addressing Android phone chins. “The only phone on the market that has a notch that doesn’t have a chin is the iPhone X,” notes Pei, and that’s because the iPhone’s “chin is on the back of the phone.” At the bottom of each display is a ribbon for connecting it to the device’s logic board, which necessitates at least a thin “chin.” Apple’s exotic solution to that was to use a flexible OLED screen that curves internally and thus pushes the ribbon connection toward the back. Pei explains that this approach makes the phone thicker and, understandably, more expensive. Not even Samsung, which makes Apple’s iPhone X displays, is being so indulgent in its design. So chins are going to remain a feature of Android phone designs for the foreseeable future.
“LEARN TO LOVE THE NOTCH.”
The discontent around notches tends to lack an understanding of the technical limitations that Pei set out for me in our meeting. From the perspective of an Android phone maker, there’s no viable “notch, but no chin” option. The bottom bezel is fixed in place and all you can do to optimize your design is reduce the top bezel by turning it into a notch instead of a full-width bar. It’s a more efficient use of space, and in Pei’s words, “it’s a very clear decision: more real estate for the user. In conclusion, learn to love the notch.”
OnePlus isn’t yet ready to talk more about the OnePlus 6 (or even go on the record with that name), but the timing of its preemptive notch defense indicates that we’ll see an earlier release than the company’s usual June timeline. The specs the company is sharing today are that this will be OnePlus’ biggest screen to date, with a notch-assisted screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent, and a size no larger than the company’s existing phones. Oh, and apparently it doesn’t look identical to the latest Oppo phone.
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OnePlus Co-Founder Deletes ‘Learn To Love The Notch’ Tweet



OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei deleted his “learn to love the notch” tweet shared Wednesday following backlash from the company’s fans. The statement was made shortly after the Chinese smartphone maker confirmed the OnePlus 6 will feature a cutout at the top of its screen, with Mr. Pai telling The Verge that decision “just made sense” after the firm saw product roadmaps of its display suppliers. Much like Apple and ASUS, OnePlus isn’t describing the display notch of its upcoming device as a design cue meant to make the handset more attractive but a decision targeted at increasing the overall screen real estate of the OnePlus 6 that doesn’t lead to a physically larger device.

Thanks to the notch, the OnePlus 6 will have a screen-to-body ratio of approximately 90-percent, the company said, with Mr. Pei asserting the phablet will still have a chin because removing it would also mean making the device thicker, which is a compromise that Apple made with the iPhone X but not one that other OEMs showed any intention of following so far. The executive argued the notch allows the handset to have its notification bar pushed further up, flanking the cutout and leaving the rest of the screen free for content consumption. The OnePlus 6 is hence said to boast the largest display panel in the company’s portfolio to date while not being any bigger than the OnePlus 5T. The handset has already been leaked on two occasions, with one of its previous sightings suggesting it will retain the 3.5mm audio jack and USB Type-C port of its predecessor.
With the OnePlus 5T already being unavailable for purchase in most markets, the next Android flagship from the company is widely expected to debut in the coming weeks, with previous products from OnePlus following a similar launch pattern. The handset should feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 and be offered in two variants, a base model with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal flash memory, and a more premium version with twice the storage space and 8GB of RAM. Mobile display notches remain a controversial issue among tech enthusiasts, some of which are rather vocal about speaking against such an asymmetrical design regardless of any functional benefits it brings. Last month, Mr. Pei indirectly mocked Xiaomi’s decision to delete a Twitter survey showing its own fans prefer stock Android over MIUI with a tweet that can be seen below.
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OnePlus 6 Name May Be Skipped In Favor Of OnePlus 7 Or 8



OnePlus’ co-founder, Pete Lau, has published something rather interesting on his official Weibo (Chinese social network) account earlier today. Now, the entry itself is in Chinese, and the literal translation would be “Equal to 7 or 8 equal to it”, according to Google Translate, but a number of sources seem to think this has something to do with the name of OnePlus’ upcoming flagship, as the company’s co-founder is allegedly hinting that the next OnePlus-branded flagship may be called the OnePlus 7 or 8.

Having said that, pretty much everyone assumed that the upcoming OnePlus-branded flagship will be called the OnePlus 6, though Pete Lau’s post seems to suggest that may not be the case. Truth be said, Mr. Lau may be hinting at the name of the 2019 OnePlus flagship, but that is highly unlikely as the OnePlus 6 still did not launch. Carl Pei, also a co-founder of the company, talked to The Verge quite recently, revealing that the upcoming OnePlus flagship will sport a display notch, though Mr. Pei was careful not to confirm that the device will be called the OnePlus 6, which leaves room for speculation, of course. A number ‘6’ is not considered to be unlucky in China, like the number ‘4’, for example, so that has nothing to do with it, but we are used to seeing Chinese OEMs (and even non-Chinese ones) do things like this, as Huawei opted to name their new flagships the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, instead of P11 and P11 Pro, as the P10 and P10 Plus were announced last year. The same can be said for Apple, as the company launched the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X (10) last year.
Having said that, the OnePlus 6 was expected to arrive in June, but considering that Evan Blass already leaked the back side of the phone, and Carl Pei confirmed some details about the device, it is quite possible that it will arrive sooner than expected, perhaps even in April, but nothing has been confirmed just yet. The phone will not sport a glass back, or a metal back for that matter, according to a recent leak, we’re looking at a wood-like back on the OnePlus 6, and that back may even be removable, who knows. The frame of the device will be made out of metal, and the phone will sport a larger display than the OnePlus 5T, but it will not be larger than the 5T, according to Carl Pei.
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OnePlus 6 Name Seemingly Confirmed By WFA Certificate


The “OnePlus 6” moniker has seemingly been confirmed by the Wi-Fi Alliance earlier today, with the standards agency publishing a certificate attached to what appears to be the next Android flagship from the Chinese phone maker. Even though the company is still avoiding committing to any particular name in an official capacity, the newly emerged WFA listing and a number of previous benchmark sightings suggest its upcoming high-end mobile offering will be marketed as the OnePlus 6.

The successor to the commercially successful OnePlus 5T has already been confirmed to feature a display notch, with the company’s co-founder Carl Pei recently asserting the decision to include a screen cutout “just made sense” based on the product roadmaps presented to the firm by its panel suppliers. The notch should allow the OnePlus 6 to have a screen-to-body ratio of approximately 90-percent and offer the largest display in the history of the OnePlus brand while not having a physical footprint that’s any larger than that of the OnePlus 5T. Mr. Pei said the Shenzhen-based phone maker opted for a notch in order to maximize the screen real estate made available to consumers, though the development was met with some backlash from a vocal portion of the original equipment manufacturer’s fans.
The OnePlus 6 is widely expected to sport Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 and be offered in two variants reminiscent of the previously released OnePlus 5T models – one with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage space, and another version with twice as much flash memory and 8GB of RAM. A microSD card slot isn’t expected to be part of the package, though the handset should retain the 3.5mm headphone jack of its predecessors. As the OnePlus 5T is now unavailable for purchase in most parts of the world, many industry watchers agree the OnePlus 6 will be announced in a matter of weeks. The handset should be released on a global level and may become OnePlus‘s most successful product to date, much like all of its previous offerings managed to outsell their direct predecessors.
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OnePlus 6’s Pricing Leaks Along With Red Silicone Case


The OnePlus 6’s alleged case has just surfaced, along with pricing details for all variants of the device. According to the source, the OnePlus 6 will be more expensive than the OnePlus 5T, which is not exactly surprising because OnePlus has been increasing prices of OnePlus smartphones year-after-year. In any case, if this info is to be believed, the OnePlus 6’s base model will ship with 64GB of native storage, and it will be priced at 3,299 Yuan ($523), while the OnePlus 5T’s 64GB storage model was priced at 2,999 Yuan ($475) at launch. Having said that, the phone’s 128GB and 256GB storage variants, both of which will allegedly be available, will be priced at 3,799 Yuan ($602) and 4,399 Yuan ($697) in China.

That being said, if you take a look at the provided image down below, you will be able to see the phone’s red-colored silicone case, which goes in line with the image that Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) shared last week. The OnePlus 6 will sport a vertically-aligned dual camera setup, while a fingerprint scanner will be located right below those two cameras, The device will not sport a metal or glass back, but a wood imitation back will be included there, according to the leaked image, quite probably similar to some of OnePlus’ already-available smartphone cases. The device’s frame will be made out of metal, though, as expected. This case also suggests that the phone’s sides will be curved, which was to be expected. That being said, OnePlus’ CEO, Carl Pei, recently confirmed that the phone will sport a display notch, and it seems like that display notch will be quite similar to the one on the OPPO R15 and R15 Pro (aka Dream Mirror Edition).
The OnePlus 6 was originally expected to arrive in June, but it seems like the phone may launch sooner than expected. The OPPO R15, and its R15 Pro sibling, arrived sooner than expected, and OnePlus already started talking about the OnePlus 6, even though that name still hasn’t been confirmed. All of that suggests that the device will launch before June, so the device may even launch before the end of April. In addition to that, we already know that the phone will be fueled by the Snapdragon 845, that much had been confirmed.

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OnePlus is teaming up with Marvel Studios over an Avengers-themed OnePlus 6

OnePlus is partnering with Marvel Studios to release an Avengers-themed OnePlus 6.




OnePlus got a lot of Star Wars fans excited last year when it rolled out a limited edition variant of the OnePlus 5T with Star Wars branding, and it looks like the company is set to do a similar collaboration with a Hollywood franchise with the OnePlus 6. According to a video posted on OnePlus India's Facebook page, the company is teaming up with Marvel Studios to roll out an Avengers-themed variant of its upcoming flagship.

The teaser intercuts between the OnePlus and Avengers logos, and reveals the release date of the upcoming Avengers movie. Based on the text of the post, it looks like this was a test video that was erroneously published on Facebook. Nevertheless, it gives us a good idea as to what OnePlus is planning for its upcoming phone. The original video has been taken down, so here's a mirror:



With Avengers: Infinity War set to hit theaters on April 27, it's possible we'll see the OnePlus 6 make its debut at around the same time. I love what OnePlus managed to do with the Star Wars variant of the 5T, and I'm excited to see what's in store with the Avengers-themed model. At this point, it's unclear whether the device will be limited to the Indian market, like the Star Wars-themed variant, or whether it will see a global release. We should know more in the coming weeks.
As for the device itself, we know that the OnePlus 6 will have a notch (albeit one smaller than the iPhone X), and it may feature various finishes for the back (including a wood option). The phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 845, and is likely to offer an option with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.




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OnePlus succeeds because of its desire to copy Apple

Why do you think OnePlus succeeded where other startups have failed?

OnePlus is gearing up to launch a new phone soon, and as the case has been for the past couple of devices the company's released, the leaks and rumors we've seen have caused a lot of people to voice their many complaints. Whether it be due to rising prices, new gesture systems, or its notch, the OnePlus 6 has already gotten a lot of folks flustered even before it's been announced.




Since the launch of the OnePlus 5, OnePlus has been accused of copying Apple with its design, presentation, and marketing choices. The OnePlus we know today is very different from the one we were introduced to in 2014, and while people will continue to yell about its increasing similarity to Cupertino's golden boy, OnePlus's willingness to become the iPhone of the Android world is the very reason it's still relevant and hasn't failed like just about every other startup that's entered this industry.

Before we get into that conversation, however, we need to talk about the hardware OnePlus has to work with. OnePlus is a sister company of Oppo, and the phones it releases are based on designs that Oppo uses for its own lineup. The OnePlus 5 looked nearly identical to the Oppo R11, the 5T shared a lot of similarities to the R11S, and the upcoming OnePlus 6 is looking a lot like the Oppo R15.
OnePlus has freedom over some of the more minute details, but for the most part, it relies on Oppo to determine what it has to work with.



This is the OnePlus 6 and its notch.

Oppo is based in Dongguan, China, and it's one of the largest smartphone brands in the world. Oppo makes money because of its affordable iPhone clones, and it's essentially up to OnePlus to find a way to make them sell in the markets it operates in.

Faced with this situation, OnePlus has a couple of options at hand:
  • Take the iPhone-like design, ignore it, and try to do its own thing
  • Embrace the similarities to Apple and become a better version of the iPhone for the Android world

We've seen OnePlus move more and more towards Option 2 for its last few hardware releases, and I really do think this is the reason the company's continued to be so relevant in the smartphone space.
Looking at the Oppo R15 (the phone the OnePlus 6 is based on), there's nothing all that exciting to see. It's got a notch and dual rear-camera system, and it could easily be passed off as a generic iPhone X copycat with nothing special to see. The OnePlus 6 is basically the same phone, but rather than accepting it and not doing much else, OnePlus is going all in.

OnePlus is becoming the Apple of the Android world, and that's precisely why it's still around.

OnePlus started messing with its own gesture system on the 5T, and this will also be found on the 6. Carl Pei had an interview with The Verge solely to defend the OnePlus 6's notch and how it was created with more thought than what we've seen from other Android OEMs. There's a "Designed by OnePlus" logo on the back of the 6 (Granted that phrase was also found on the back of the OnePlus One, but still.) These similarities aren't coincidences.
It's easy for any Android fan to hate on Apple, but at the end of the day, what is it about the company or its products you don't like? For me, and I imagine most people, it's the many restrictions found within iOS. I prefer Android's software for my smartphone, but even so, there's no denying that Apple knows a thing or two when it comes to hardware.

If OnePlus wants to copy Apple, so be it. This can strike a nerve with some consumers, but all it means is that we get phones that look good, feel great in the hand, offer one of the best Android experiences around thanks to OxygenOS, and come in at prices well below what you'll find from the likes of Samsung, Google, and even Apple itself.

The way I look at it, that's a win-win for just about everyone.

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'OnePlus Bullet Wireless' headphones might be released alongside OnePlus 6





  • Wireless earbuds are all the rage, especially since manufacturers began making the unfortunate trend of removing the headphone jack from smartphones. Now, it appears that OnePlus is also working on a pair of wireless earbuds, dubbed the 'OnePlus Bullets Wireless,' which could potentially launch alongside the upcoming OnePlus 6, according to a Bluetooth Certification listing spotted by Nashville Chatter.
    The listing was filed today by OnePlus Technology under the model number BT31B. The timing would appear to line up with an upcoming unveiling of the OnePlus 6 which, despite not yet having an official launch date, has already been leaked extensively over the past few weeks. Whether the wireless earbuds will come bundled with the OnePlus 6 or only sold separately is another question, since all signs point to the OnePlus 6 (thankfully) still having a headphone jack.
OnePlus already sells a set of wired earbuds called the OnePlus Bullets (V2) which have been widely praised as a very good pair of headphones for an impressively low price; just five cents short of twenty dollars. It will be interesting to see how the OnePlus Bullets Wireless will compare in terms of pricing and sound quality with their wired counterpart, especially since several other wireless headphones have failed to live up to expectations.
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OnePlus 6 will get option to hide notch in post-launch software update






Like it or not, the OnePlus 6 is going to have a notch. In an attempt to soften the blow and deal with the inevitable criticism ahead of the phone's launch, OnePlus has been bullish about the inclusion. Co-founder Carl Pei did an interview in which he explained the decision and its various merits, and CEO Pete Lau started up a thread on the company's forum to engage with fans on the subject.
Many who've added to the conversation have inquired about the potential ability to hide the notch somewhat, by making the status bar black with notification and status icons in white. This is something we've already seen on the Huawei P20 and it's probably enough to appease most detractors since you still get the additional screen real estate but without the unsightly cutout. Thankfully, OnePlus is going to implement the same solution, although it won't be available until after the phone's launch.

The "Hide notch" feature on the Huawei P20 shows us what to expect.
In a new post on the forum today, Lau explained that this notch-hiding feature had been decided against earlier in the development of the OnePlus 6, but the company is taking a U-turn in response to vociferous commenters.
"A black-out feature was seriously considered in the early stages of the development of the OnePlus 6. At the time we decided against adding this feature. We wanted to focus all of our time and resources on delivering an exceptional full-screen experience. I still believe the best way to experience the OnePlus 6 is using the full potential of the display. Recently many users have raised interest in having a black-out function. We respect your feedback, and would like to give everyone the ability to choose. This function will enable you to black out the background of the notifications and status bar. It will be added in a future software update released after the launch of the OnePlus 6. Look forward to sharing this new update with you all. Thank you for making us better!"
- Pete Lau, OnePlus CEO
It's great that OnePlus is listening to its fans, even if it's a shame this isn't something that will be offered on the phone at launch. According to Lau, an update to the OnePlus 6 will come with the feature, but there's no telling how long after the phone's release we'll have to wait.
Information about the OnePlus 6 has been trickling out over the last few weeks. Leaks have suggested the phone will once again retain the headphone jack, and OnePlus itself has confirmed the name and a few of the specs. As expected, the device will include this year's top-of-the-line Snapdragon 845 SoC, with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It's shaping up to be one of the phones of the year, and judging by the increasing noise surrounding it we could see a release earlier in the year than the OnePlus 5, which came out in June 2017.
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OnePlus 6 May Boast Triple-Digit DxOMark Camera Rating


The OnePlus 6 may boast a triple-digit DxOMark camera rating, according to a newly leaked render that recently surfaced on Chinese social media platform Weibo. The image that can be seen above has been shared by an industry insider without any further clarification, making it unclear whether it’s meant to be a leak or just a concept render. The device itself appears to be in lines with recent supposed sightings of the OnePlus 6, with its display notch also corresponding to the image OnePlus itself shared last month, both in terms of size and contents. The cutout should accommodate a front-facing camera, earpiece, and a proximity sensor, being centered at the very top of the OnePlus 6’s screen.

While OnePlus devices were never considered as featuring some of the best mobile cameras compared to their peers, the Chinese phone maker already hinted it’s looking to significantly improve the imaging capabilities of its next Android offering. DxOMark so far awarded triple-digit scores to only two handsets – the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, having asserted the duo boasts the best mobile cameras ever created. The French firm rated the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus at 99, with Google’s Pixel 2 being given a 98 score on the company’s non-finite scale. DxOMark never reviewed the OnePlus 5T but gave the camera of the OnePlus 5 a score of 87. The OnePlus 6 is expected to feature a dual-camera setup similar to the one found in its predecessor, though the two sensors are now likely to be centered near the top of the phablet’s rear plate instead of being positioned in one of its corners, according to previous leaks.
The OEM already confirmed that its next Android flagship will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip and be made available in multiple variants, with the most premium one boasting 256GB of internal flash memory and 8GB of RAM. The firm also promised to deliver a screen-to-body ratio in the ballpark of 90-percent, with the latest render being in line with that promise. The OnePlus 6 started being teased by the manufacturer more than a week back and is likely to launch by early May, shortly before it begins retailing globally.


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OnePlus 6 Leaks In Low-Res Close-Up Video With Display Notch


A low-res close-up video depicting what’s believed to be the OnePlus 6 appeared online on Sunday, having originated from the phone maker’s home country of China. The short clip seen below doesn’t reveal many new details about the device, save for providing a glimpse at one of the handset’s “Never Settle” stock wallpapers. OnePlus has been pre-loading its phones with abstract wallpapers since mid-2014 and the first OnePlus One, with the upcoming Android flagship being expected to continue that tradition. The newly leaked video also provides another close-up look at the display notch of the OnePlus 6 that has already been revealed by the company itself, with the cutout in question accommodating an earpiece, proximity sensor, and the front-facing camera of the device.

While display notches remain a controversial topic among tech enthusiast, the Chinese original equipment manufacturer recently promised that owners of the OnePlus 6 will be able to hide the cutout of the phone by blacking out the sides of the screen flanking it. The company remains adamant that its next-generation device will still be best experienced without the notch being hidden as that default mode of operation will provide users with more screen real estate. The OEM initially wasn’t planning to include an option to mask the cutout but went back on its decision following user feedback, though the feature will only be launched after the device is already released and won’t be available from day one.
OnePlus has been teasing its upcoming high-end offering for over ten days now, having so far confirmed the handset will have a screen-to-body ratio of roughly 90-percent and be fueled by Qualcomm’s most capable chip to date – the Snapdragon 845. The OnePlus 6 will be offered in multiple variants, with the most premium model being set to boast 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage space, the company said last week, having also revealed iPhone X-like gestures that are currently being beta-tested will be an integral part of the core user experience delivered by its Android 8.1 Oreo-powered flagship. The OnePlus 6 should be announced in less than a month and begin retailing worldwide by mid-May.



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OnePlus Moves To New Domain, Now Available At OnePlus.com


Ever since the company was founded, back in 2013, OnePlus’ home has been oneplus.net domain, but that has just changed. OnePlus has announced this change on its official forums, as the company’s new home is oneplus.com. You can still head to oneplus.net, but you will immediately be redirected to oneplus.com. In its forum post, OnePlus says that this change was necessary, as the company continues to grow, and that it is a personal milestone for the company.

This change may have surprised some people, but it was expected at some point, as the .com domain is more mainstream than .net. In its forum post, OnePlus also invited users to share their own, personal milestones, and five of them will be randomly selected by OnePlus, and receive a OnePlus Backpack, and a limited-edition notebook. This domain change comes just in time for the arrival of the OnePlus 6, as the device is expected to arrive in the coming weeks. The OnePlus 6 was initially expected to launch in June, but it seems like OnePlus will pull the trigger sooner than that. The company had started promoting the OnePlus 6 a while back, and the OPPO R15 arrived ahead of schedule as well. The company has already confirmed that the phone will be fueled by the Snapdragon 845 64-bit octa-core SoC, and that its most powerful variant will arrive with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of native storage. The company also said that the phone will offer navigation gestures, quite probably identical to the ones available in an Open Beta software build for the OnePlus 5T. The company also teased new functionality for the alert slider, and a display notch will also are a part of the package, that is something the company’s CEO confirmed a while back.
Having said that, if you don’t like the notch, you will be able to hide it via software, though it seems like that functionality may not be available from a get-go, but the company will probably push out an update featuring that feature soon after the OnePlus 6 becomes available. The OnePlus 6 will sport a wood-like back cover, if Evan Blass’ leaked image is to be believed, and the company said that they’re putting great focus on the performance of the OnePlus 6, claiming that the phone will be extremely fast.


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OnePlus 6 To Launch In China On May 5, Leaked Image Claims



According to a newly-leaked image, the OnePlus 6 will arrive on May 5. Now, this image seems to aimed at China, so it is possible that the Chinese announcement will be hosted separately, so a global launch may happen sooner than May 5. In any case, this is not an official confirmation, or anything of the sort, at least not yet, but based on the looks of the image, it seems to be coming from JingDong Mall (JD.com), even though we were unable to track it down on the company’s website, or the company’s social accounts.

Having said that, it is possible that someone from JD.com, one of China’s largest retailers, leaked this invite by sending it to the source. JD.com usually covers phones (virtually) with the red cloth you can see in the provided image, as that is the company’s way of teasing upcoming devices. The OnePlus 6will almost certainly be available through JD.com in China, just like its predecessors, and it is possible that this image is accurate, but we’ll have to wait for an official confirmation from either OnePlus, or JD.com. The invite, along with the release date, says that the press conference will start at 2PM in China. That being said, the phone is rumored to arrive in three variants, 6GB RAM models will be available with either 64GB or 128GB of native storage, while an 8GB RAM variant will arrive with 256GB of internal storage (non-expandable).
OnePlus had already confirmed that the phone will be fueled by the Snapdragon 845 64-bit octa-core processor, and that its most powerful version will include 8GB of RAM and 256GB of native storage. The company also confirmed that a display notch will be a part of the package, though you will be able to hide the notch via software, eventually. The device will also come with navigation gestures, as the company confirmed, while new alert slider functionality will also be included in the package. The OnePlus 6 will also ship with a wood-like back cover, if Evan Blass’ recently-leaked image is to be believed. That is more or less it, if there’ any truth to the image that leaked, and the info it shares, OnePlus will confirm that soon enough.

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OnePlus 6 Cases Leaked In A Couple Of Photos


Prior to OnePlus 6’s official launch, a couple of its cases have leaked, showing some of the hardware changes the Android flagship is expected to come with. Both the photos show a different case, with one of them made out of silicon, while the other one is a hard-shell case. The cutouts for the phone’s two cameras, LED flash, and fingerprint scanner are in line with the leaked images that revealed vertically aligned cameras and a capsule-shaped fingerprint scanner below it. What’s odd here are the cutouts for physical keys on the sides of both cases.

OnePlus usually places an Alert Slider on the left side of its smartphones, right above the volume keys. Interestingly, the silicon case has a cut out for the Alert Slider on the right side, above the power key. The hard-shell case, on the other hand, includes a bigger cut out on its left side that has enough space to house both the volume keys and the alert slider. In a recent tweet, OnePlus posted a teaser video for its upcoming flagship accompanied by a caption – “Slide to focus with the Alert Slider” – hinting at its added use as a toggle for adjusting the camera focus. There was no mention of it changing position from where it has been since the days of OnePlus 2. Besides this, the silicon case shows a cut out for a 3.5mm headphone jack, speaker grill, and a USB port on the bottom.
The company’s executives have already confirmed the presence of a display notch on the OnePlus 6, which lead to a widespread criticism from the consumers, forcing OnePlus’ CEO Pete Lau to announce a software feature to hide the notch. A recent leak about the phone not only revealed its frontal design but also suggested a triple-digit DxOMark rating for the device’s dual-camera setup. OnePlus has already been confirmed to come sporting up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of flash memory, while the company is also expected to bring lower-end variants with 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage options. The device is rumored to be announced on May 5 in China, but the company has yet to announce any such plans.


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OnePlus 6 Ceramic Back Panel Teased Officially Ahead of Formal Launch



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  • OnePlus 6 is likely to come with a ceramic back panel
  • OnePlus India has teased the new back in a tweet
  • If not ceramic, the smartphone could come with a glass back

While its formal launch is expected in a few days, OnePlus 6 has now been revealed with an all-new back panel that will enable wireless charging support. OnePlus has officially confirmed that the upcoming OnePlus 6 features "new materials". It is speculated that the smartphone will come with a ceramic back panel. This new panel is likely to make the OnePlus 6 a stronger competitor against the likes of Essential Phone and Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S that both sport a ceramic back.

A tweet by OnePlus India hinted the presence of a new back material on the OnePlus 6. "Same expert craftsmanship, new materials #OnePlus6," the tweet reads. The tweet accompanies an image that shows a glossy black surface with an engraved line that says "Designed by OnePlus". The black surface could be the ceramic back panel on the new OnePlus handset.

Unlike the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T that both had an aluminium back, the OnePlus 6 will certainly need to come with a new panel if it has to offer wireless charging - as surfaced in a leaks-based concept video. Companies such as Essential Products and Xiaomi have already used ceramic as the material on their offerings to enable wireless charging.
If not the ceramic back, the OnePlus 6 could come with a glass back. Some early rumours already give hints on this development. Moreover, a glass back on the OnePlus 6 will make it a closer competitor against the Apple iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9 that both come with glass back panels.

That said, we need to wait for the official launch to understand which new material the OnePlus 6 will feature. The handset will be an Amazon Exclusive in India and is expected to come with a water-resistant build. It will also come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB inbuilt storage.
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OnePlus 6 Pre-Sales Page Now Available On Amazon India




OnePlus is starting to hype up the arrival of the OnePlus 6, as the pre-sales page is now up on Amazon India. The OnePlus 6 will be an Amazon India exclusive, that much was confirmed recently, and we also know when the phone will be announced in the country, on May 18. OnePlus still did not announce when will the phone’s global announcement take place, but chances are that the phone will be announced on a global basis at least a couple of days before it launches in India.


Those of you who live in India and are interested in getting the OnePlus 6, you can now visit the source link down below, log in to Amazon India, and basically activate the ‘Notify Me’ option on the site, which means you will be notified as soon as there’s some OnePlus 6 development on Amazon India, like when the phone becomes available, for example. Amazon India will sell the OnePlus 6 exclusively in India, but the phone will be available through the company’s official website (OnePlus.com) on a global scale. You may recall that OnePlus’ official website was OnePlus.net, but that has changed recently, as the company switched domains. We already have plenty of info regarding the OnePlus 6, as the company already confirmed that the phone will sport a display notch, and that its most powerful variant will sport 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.






The company also said that the phone will be fueled by the Snapdragon 845 64-bit octa-core SoC, and that it will sport some sort of IP rating for water and dust resistance. The device’s footprint will be more or less identical to the OnePlus 5T’s physical footprint, but its display will be larger than the panel on the 5T, we’re probably looking at a 6.28-inch AMOLED display here. The OnePlus 6 will be available in a 6GB RAM variant as well, and we’re still not sure whether both 64GB and 128GB storage versions will be available next to the 256GB storage model, or just one of the two. OnePlus’ Dash Charge fast charging will be a part of the package as well, and the phone will ship with a glass back it seems, though a wood-like back cover was also teased, so it’s possible that either the company plans to release more than one variant of the device, or that we’ll be able to replace the phone’s back covers.
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