ONEPLUS 6 ANNOUNCED WITH A GLASS BACK AND A NOTCHED 6.3-INCH DISPLAY
On sale May 22nd, with a starting price of Rs. 34,999.
A little earlier than its usual June refresh window, OnePlus has revealed its new flagship Android device today, the OnePlus 6. The most controversial aspect of the new design, the notch at the top of the 6.3-inch 19:9 OLED display, has already been the subject of a preemptive rationalization from the company, and fan demands have been answered with the added option to conceal the notch by putting a black bar on the screen around it.
Though beloved by few, the notched design does have a significant upside in helping OnePlus fit a lot more screen into basically the same dimensions as its previous OnePlus 5T and 5 models. The OnePlus 6 is a little smaller than my 6-inch Google Pixel 2 XL, but it offers more vertical screen space and makes the Pixel’s bezels feel crude and chunky by comparison. It’s not that the 6 lacks bezels; they just happen to be minimal and nicely designed. OnePlus’ interface is well-tailored to the notch, and the company has tested the top 1,000 Play Store apps to ensure they play nicely with it. Whether or not the notch is to your liking, you can’t accuse OnePlus of moving to it without sufficient forethought.
The other big change with the OnePlus 6 is the introduction of a new glass back, replacing the unibody aluminum case that’s been the norm for OnePlus for a number of years. The company’s press release says that this is “the first in OnePlus’ line of flagships to feature an all-glass design,” suggesting that the metal backs of the past are going to stay in the past. With this alteration, OnePlus joins the vast majority of smartphone manufacturers — companies like Apple, Samsung, Sony, Nokia, LG, and Huawei — in having glass on both the front and the back of its flagship device. I’ve been told by a number of these companies that the general trend has been driven by the requirements of faster and more advanced LTE, making it increasingly difficult to produce a phone with a metal back.
Although the OnePlus 6, replete with a notch and a glass back, now blends into the mass of Android phones out there, it does stand out with a number of its own unique strengths.
Firstly, the software is clean, thoughtfully designed, and unfailingly fast. The OnePlus 6 was among the first Android phones to support the Android P beta, even before it was officially announced. OnePlus says that it’s committed to heeding and responding to its fans’ wishes, and its eagerness to deliver updates as soon as possible is a testament to that.
Oneplus 6 Specs
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE / VoLTE|
|Status||Launched on May 16. Sale from May 22nd|
|BODY||Dimensions||155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8 mm (6.13 x 2.97 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||177 g (6.24 oz)|
|Build||Front/rear glass, aluminum frame|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|DISPLAY||Type||Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.28 inches, 98.4 cm2 (~83.8% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
– Oxygen OS
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)|
|Internal||128/256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64 GB, 6 GB RAM|
|CAMERA||Primary||Dual: 16 MP (f/1.7, 27mm, 1/2.6″, 1.22µm, gyro-EIS, OIS) + 20 MP (f/1.7, 1/2.8″, 1.0µm), phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Video||2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@480fps|
|Secondary||16 MP (f/2.0, 20mm, 1/3″, 1.0µm), gyro-EIS, Auto HDR, 1080p|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Dirac HD sound
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email|
|– Fast battery charging 5V 4A 20W (Dash Charge)
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery|
|MISC||Colors||Midnight Black, Mirror Black, Silk White|
|Price||About 520 EUR|
Oneplus India Offers –
OnePlus has already revealed offers and cashbacks on the device. Amazon India will be selling the device here in India and will be offering a discount of Rs 2,000 on purchase through SBI Credit and Debit card.
Buyers can also avail a No Cost EMI for up to 3 months. OnePlus 6 buyers will also get a 12-month Accidental Damage Insurance by Servify.
Oneplus 6 Promo :
Feast your eyes on the OnePlus 6 Avengers edition
You can be a pretend Avenger with this special edition OnePlus 6.
OnePlus’ Bullets Wireless headphones don’t tangle and can fast-charge
Not ‘truly’ wireless earbuds, but they look great & it costs around – Rs. 4,599 (approx)
OnePlus is accompanying its new phone launch today by also releasing its first pair of wireless headphones, called the Bullets Wireless. Yes, they support USB-C fast charging, are Google Assistant-integrated, weather-resistant, and use the AptX codec for better Bluetooth audio quality, but they’re not the “truly wireless” in-ear wireless buds you might’ve been expecting.
Regardless, they have specs that might make them great wireless headphones. On paper, OnePlus claims you can get five hours of usage from ten minutes of charging, or top it off for eight hours of battery.
The buds themselves are milled from aluminum, but more importantly, OnePlus ensured you can magnetically snap them to each other to avoid tangles.
Also, if you have a OnePlus 5 / 5T or 6, clipping the Bullets Wireless together will pause music, while unclipping will resume; an update is in the works to add phone call support.
OnePlus’ marketing jargon for Bullets Wireless includes the term “energy tubes”. Essentially, they reduce reverberations within the wires, better isolating and stabilizing sounds. Their intended outcome is to produce clearer, richer audio
Note – Price shown in this blog all are based on USD conversion, real product price in India may differ.