OnePlus 6 was launched with the tag line “The Speed You Need”. And the specifications on the new handset proves that the device has lived up to the hype. The phone comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, which is the most powerful chipset in an Android smartphone till date. The smartphone also enjoys a substantial 6GB RAM and further 64GB onboard storage (for the base variant). In the premium variants, the RAM value increases to 8GB along with either 128GB or 256GB of internal storage.
OnePlus 6 comes with the latest Android Oreo (v8.1). To customise the OS and to spice up the interface, OnePlus has also provided the nascent device with Oxygen OS. The Oxygen OS is close to the stock version of Android and carries minimum bloatware but its UI provides loads of customisation options.
OnePlus comes with a dual camera setup at the back, which comprises of 16MP and 20MP sensors. The primary 16MP camera comes with a wide f/1.7 aperture and the Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) features to prevent blurry images. The secondary 20MP camera also comes with a f/1.7 aperture, which works alongside the primary camera to pack in more details and accurate colours into the images. Further-more, this dual camera setup ensures fancy portrait shots with the Bokeh effect.
The rear camera also carries abundant potential for videography. With its dual camera feature, the OnePlus 6 can shoot some beautiful videos. The handset can take 4K videos at 60fps as well as shoot lower resolution videos like Full HD and HD at up to 240 and 480 fps respectively. With its capacity to shoot videos at high frame rates, OnePlus 6 is useful when shooting Slo-Mo and Ultra Slo-Mo videos as well.
Up front, a 16MP camera resides on the notch of the OnePlus 6, which comes with a f/2.0 aperture. With such a setup, OnePlus is good for taking nifty selfies, which remain consistent even in low light. The company has promised a software upgrade in the near future, which would allow users to take portrait selfies with blurred backgrounds using only a single camera.
Security wise, OnePlus 6 comes with a fingerprint sensor right beneath the back camera. On top of that, the smartphone also has a face recognition feature like the iPhone X. During the launch event, the audiences was baffled to see the smartphone unlock with astounding swiftness inspite of upgraded security features.
Despite all the enhancements, the battery on the handset is still of the same capacity as that of its predecessor. Since the battery capacity is the same, we can expect a similar battery life for the new device. Nonetheless, the smartphone comes with a fast charging feature known as Dash Charging. According to the company, with this feature the device gains enough power to last a whole day with just 30 minutes of charging.
Price and availability
The OnePlus 6 comes in three colour variants: Mirror Black, Midnight Black, and Silk White. There are also three variants of OnePlus6 in terms of memory configurations: 6GB/64GB, 8GB/128GB, and 8GB/256GB. The base variant is priced at $529, whereas the 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB variants come with a heavier price tag of $579 and $629 respectively. The OnePlus 6 will be available at stores beginning May 22. The limited Silk White version will be available from June 5.
OnePlus 6 Specifications in a nutshell: