OnePlus 6 Brings a Bezelless Screen, Improved Cameras & an Updated Design

What originally used to be an attractively-priced flagship from OnePlus has quickly blossomed into a decent high-end smartphone in its own right. The new OnePlus 6 follows the tradition of its recent predecessors to focus on quality, and it seems to be working on paper.

Design and Display

The highlight of the design is its large 6.3” panel with FHD+ resolution, which, at least on paper, lags behind other Android flagships which come with at least QHD displays. The AMOLED panel would make up for the shortcomings in pixel density, though.

Design-wise, the biggest quirk of the phone is the notch at the top of the display. Whether you like it or not, OnePlus says it is here to stay, but at least it has made sure the top 1000 apps on the Google Play Store support it.

OnePlus 6 will be available in three colors: Mirror Black, which comes in a reflective, glossy finish, Midnight Black, which has a metallic look, and Silk White, which is a limited-edition phone. Do note that not all storage and RAM versions will be available on each color.


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The phone is also water-resistant, a first for OnePlus phones, although the company didn’t specify the IP rating.

Internals and Storage

Under the hood, there’s the trusty Snapdragon 845 chip, which brings a 30% improvement in power delivery over its predecessor, while also being efficient by a similar amount.

And when it comes to RAM, OnePlus is once again showing who’s the king of the hill by giving users 6 and 8 GB options, with the former coming with 64 GB storage, and the latter with either 128 or 256 GB storage.

Connectivity options include Gigabit LTE, USB-C, Wi-Fi ac, NFC and also a headphone jack, which is a big plus.

Camera(s)

The cameras are seeing a major improvement this year, with the main sensor said to be 19% larger than before. All the cameras are Sony-built.

The main shooter is a 16 MP paired with a 20 MP sensor, with support for OIS this time. Video output is also considerably improved, with 4K at 60 fps, and 720p at 480 fps slo-mo supported.

The front camera also comes with a 16 MP Sony f/2.0 lens, with an AI portrait mode and a 0.4s facial unlock feature.

Battery

Battery capacity is set at 3300 mAh, with support for Dash Charging (5V, 4A) onboard.

Pricing starts at $529 for the base 6 GB/64 GB model, jumping to $579 for 8 GB/128 GB model, while culminating at $629 for 256 GB storage. The phone goes on sale in a week’s time from now. No word on an official release date for Pakistan.

OnePlus 6 Specifications

  • CPU: 2.8 GHz quad-core Kryo 385 + 1.8 GHz quad-core Kryo 385
  • GPU: Adreno 630
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Dual-SIM supported
  • Display:
    • 6.28-inch AMOLED with FHD+ (2280 x 1080) resolution
    • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 6/8 GB
    • Internal: 64/128/256 GB; UFS 2.1 storage
    • Card slot: no
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 16 MP F/1.7, OIS + 20 MP F/1.7 EIS
    • Secondary: 16 MP f/2.0, face unlock
  • Connectivity: Giga-bit LTE, USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, headphone jack
  • Fingerprint scanner and facial recognition
  • Battery: 3300 mAh; Dash Charge support
  • Price: $529 (6 GB, 64 GB), $579 (8 GB, 128 GB), $629 (8 GB, 256 GB)


  • Nawaz Rajput

    Another Flagship Killer by OnePlus, they need to bring it to Pakistan officially along with competitive pricing. It checks all the boxes with a decent price!

    • tahir aziz

      100 %Right nawaz bhai main 1 saay say zyada hogaya hy oneplus 3T use krtay huay telemart say buy kya tha its a amazing expirence for me best phone rha meri life ka ab tak superb performence hy ab tak updates bhi aati rehti hy na hang problam na koi or issue or sub say barh kr dash charging ka option tu kamal hy app theek keh rhay hain officialy launch hona chahye oneplus 6 jaisay kal india main hua yeh baray naam walay samsung or apple jo ab sirf naam k lakh lakh main set launch kartay hain oneplus nay band baja di hy in ki

      • Nawaz Rajput

        Han bilkul, Mein khud Xiaomi user houn and aur first time experiance hai mera Xiaomi kay sath ( Redmi Note 4 user) aur kafi satisfied houn.
        India mein achi price kay sath launch huwa hay OP 6 35k mein bas idhar be price achi rakhen aur kafi log interested houn gy buy kerny mein!
        samsung aur apple ka bas naam reh gya hai, paisay zaya kerne wali baat hay bas!

        • tahir aziz

          theek kaha bhai aap nay but price yahaan bohat rakhtay hain thora proper way main setup kr lain tu achay phones munasib ratepr buy kr sakain

  • Netherdrake

    They keep on increasing the price of this phone every year. Total iPhone X rip off by these android phones. Copying the notch. Although still having headphone jack is a very commendable act from One Plus. But the difference in One Plus 6 price and S9 price is very low. Any sane person would get S9 over this phone because it is better in every aspect. Gone are the days when One Plus was truly flagship killed and costed around $400.

    • Nawaz Rajput

      If I remember, Essential phone was first with the notch design and it’s an android phone, why when apple copies android it’s alright since it has happened many times, with dual cameras and the next would be copying Huawei Triple camera which apple soon gonna innovate! Apple fanboys should be realistic at least!

      • Netherdrake

        There is no denying that Apple started the notch trend.

        • Nawaz Rajput

          Yes but there’s a difference in trend setting and being first, just as Xiaomi set the trend of bezel-less phones but Sharp was doing it for years, and Huawei set the trend of dual cameras with it’s flagship P9 series but it wasn’t the first. A feature is introduced by some OEM and others follow, this copying argument is senseless since every OEM is guilty of it including Apple.

  • Citizen Khan

    Only fools would buy this because everyone knows that there would be a ‘T’ coming soon.

    • mostly the “t” series has no significant difference except screen size previously, and definitely there would be a price difference.

      it depends on buyers budget and time of purchase. “t” will / might be launched later by the end of year.

  • any expected starting price in pakistan ?