It boasts an all-glass design, bringing it in keeping with big-name flagships such because the Samsung Galaxy S9 and iPhone X, a big 6.28-inch show full with the on-trend notch, twin rear-facing cameras, each fingerprint and face unlock, and as much as 256GB of storage.
There are a number of core enhancements over the OnePlus 5T (and OnePlus 5) that it replaces, and whereas it could not break any new floor when it comes to options, the OnePlus 6 brings a horny bundle that makes it related in 2018.
OnePlus 6 value and availability
- OnePlus 6 launch date: Might 22
- Begins at $529 (£469, Rs 34,999) for 6GB/64GB
The OnePlus 6 launch date is Might 22 in North America, Europe and India, with the handset arriving in a bunch of different nations quickly after.
Within the UK the OnePlus 6 is out there solely on contract from O2, and SIM-free from OnePlus’ personal web site.
The OnePlus 6 value begins at $529 (£469, Rs 34,999) for the 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage configuration, which is costlier than the OnePlus 5T, which price $499 (£449) for a similar RAM and storage.
Then you’ve gotten the 8GB/128GB variant at $579 (£519, Rs 39,999), which once more is a $20/£20 enhance over the 5T.
Lastly, there’s the brand new top-end 8GB/256GB mannequin, which formally takes the title of the costliest OnePlus smartphone ever. This OnePlus 6 value for this configuration is $629 (£569).
That is nonetheless cheaper than the likes of the Galaxy S9, iPhone 8, LG G7 ThinQ and Sony Xperia XZ2, however if you happen to’re in search of one thing extra reasonably priced you could need to try the Honor 10.
If you happen to’re in India or China, the 8GB/256GB configuration of the OnePlus 6 is definitely a limited-edition Marvel Avengers system, obtainable from Might 29 for Rs 44,999.
Watch our OnePlus 6 arms on video beneath
- OnePlus’ biggest-ever show at 6.28 inches
- Full HD, Full Optic AMOLED panel with 19:9 facet ratio
- 84% screen-to-body ratio thanks partly to notch
The OnePlus 6 show is without doubt one of the large new options on the telephone. Actually, it’s the largest show the agency has ever squeezed right into a telephone, with the 6.28-inch Full Optic AMOLED panel eclipsing the 6.1-inch providing discovered on the 5T.
OnePlus has continued to help the now-popular 19:9 facet ratio too, supplying you with a taller show that provides up extra on display screen while you’re scrolling lists comparable to your Twitter feed.
Whereas the show could also be greater, the decision stays the identical at ‘simply’ Full HD. That’s 2280 x 1080 to be actual, which ensures it retains the 402 pixels-per-inch density of earlier OnePlus flagships.
Nevertheless, in a world the place QHD is quick turning into the norm on the prime finish of the cell market, the display screen decision on the OnePlus 6 is a key space the place the agency has appeared to chop a nook in an try and hold prices down.
By itself the display screen seems brilliant and vibrant, offering a delightful degree of element. Slide it alongside a Galaxy S9 and also you’ll see the display screen on the OnePlus 6 isn’t fairly pretty much as good – there’s no HDR help right here both – however when you think about the value tag of this telephone it’s probably not a problem.
With the discount in bezel above and beneath the display screen the OnePlus 6 additionally boasts a 84% screen-to-body ratio that may probably please followers of outright show actual property. Nevertheless this has come at a value: the inclusion of a divisive ‘notch’ on the prime of the display screen.
It’s smaller than the notch on the iPhone X, however bigger than the camera-sized cut-out of the Important Telephone, lining up fairly carefully with the implementation on the Huawei P20.
OnePlus tells us the notch wasn’t merely added as a ‘me too’ characteristic although. A spokesperson for the agency advised TechRadar: “[OnePlus] totally appreciates the pattern for lowering bezels and rising screen-to-body ratio. [We] thought lengthy and exhausting over the choice [to include the notch].
“We need to ship the know-how that presently works the very best and we now have to make certain of the know-how we put into our units, as we solely make one [device] at a time.
“[The notch] works the very best for the time being. In the end it’s not concerning the notch, it’s concerning the display screen.”
Whether or not you’re for or towards the notch it serves a helpful function on the OnePlus 6, housing the front-facing digicam, earpiece, LED notification gentle and ambient gentle sensor.
For many who actually don’t just like the notch pattern you’ll be able to successfully ‘cover’ it on the OnePlus 6 by making the display screen both facet of it black to create one steady bar.
The selection is yours then, however there’s something relatively satisfying about seeing your wallpaper wrap round both the facet of the notch. Or perhaps that’s simply us.
Slide the OnePlus 6 out of its packaging and also you’ll see that it comes with a factory-fitted display screen protector, which is at all times good, though it does detract barely from the general look of the telephone, in addition to being a little bit of a dust- and fingerprint-magnet.
It’s straightforward sufficient to take away, and doing so immediately makes the OnePlus 6 look extra premium – however you’re then exposing the show to potential scratches and scuffs, so don’t swiftly whip it off as quickly as you get it out the field.