OnePlus 6 Launched and Unboxed

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The eagerly awaited OnePlus 6 is finally here and we’ve had the chance to unbox it and see some of the official OnePlus 6 cases that will be available when it starts shipping on May 22nd.

OnePlus 6 Pricing

  • OnePlus 6 Mirror Black 6+64GB
    $529/€519/£469
  • OnePlus 6 Midnight Black and Mirror Black 8+128 GB
    $579/€569/£519
  • OnePlus 6 Midnight Black 8+256 GB
    $629/€619/£569
  • OnePlus 6 Silk White 8+128 GB
    $579/€569/£519

The first all-glass body flagship for OnePlus, the 6 is sleek and attractive. Made from specially treated Corning Gorilla Glass 5, the phone looks and feels every bit premium, especially in its limited edition Silk White iteration (available from June 5).

Carrying a 6.28-inch AMOLED display with 19:9 (and a notch), the OnePlus 6 isn’t much larger than the OnePlus 5T but still manages to pack more power than its predecessors. Geared towards speed and performance, it’s the fastest phone they’ve ever made, with 6GB and an 8GB RAM configurations available. There are also three storage options as well, with the base model coming in at 6GB and 64GB built-in storage.

Over 1,500 fans and media attended the global launch of the OnePlus 6 at the Copper Box Arena in London. Carl Pei (pictured) announced the brand’s latest premium flagship device which goes on sale next week.

Speaking at the global launch in London, OnePlus founder and CEO Pete Lau, said: “With the OnePlus 6, we challenged ourselves to deliver an external design as smooth and elegant as then work we’ve done inside the device.

“We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, and we hope our users are too.”

Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 and Adreno 630 chipsets sit at the heart of the OnePlus 6, keeping it in line with the current crop of leading flagship phones. But unlike the competition, the OnePlus 6’s clutter-free OxygenOS runs Android P out of the box and it will be among the first devices to receive google updates when they’re available.

In keeping with its speedy credentials, the OnePlus 6 offers super-fast charging that – according to OnePlus – will provide a day’s usage from half an hour’s charge. We are still working on our review so general battery performance is definitely a feature we will be scrutinising. We will also be testing out its camera features and sharing samples so make sure you keep an eye out on our @Gadgetsboy Instagram page.

OnePlus 6 has listened to fans and critics and added OIS to the phone’s 16MP main camera, which is supported by a 20MP secondary camera. The dual camera setup with its f/1.7 maximum aperture, features a larger sensor, 19% bigger than the OnePlus 5T and has an improved HDR algorithm to deliver better performance in low light. We’re also looking forward to testing out its high-def video capabilities, offering slow motion capture for up to a minute – check out @SmartPhoneSlowMo where we will be sharing slow motion samples.

Head to oneplus.com for full specs and info and head back here for the review in a week or so.

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