Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has made a name for itself with its ‘flagship killer’ smartphones. The last smartphone, OnePlus 5T, is barely five months old, and the company is all set to launch its successor, the OnePlus 6. As of now, there is no word on the launch date, but the company has started teasing the smartphone on its social channels and on OnePlus forums.
Now, thanks to Olixar-branded cases sold on MobileFun, the leak offers a closer look at what appears to be the final design of the OnePlus 6. Up front, you can see an edge-to-edge display with extremely thin chin at the bottom, and a small notch on top, which houses the front-camera module, the earpiece and the proximity sensor. We couldn’t help but notice that with the newly leaked case renders, the front of OnePlus 6 shares similarities with the iPhone X, except for a smaller notch.
At the back, OnePlus seems to have repositioned the placement of dual camera setup. Unlike the OnePlus 5 where the camera module was placed horizontally on the left corner, the new setup is vertical, and aligned at the center. Just below the camera sensors, you can see the dual LED flash and a fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication.
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The case renders also hint at glass back, which we have been hearing about in the previous leaks. It is likely that OnePlus will also include wireless charging feature in the new smartphone, this time around. The left frame includes two separate volume buttons, whereas the right frame houses the power / sleep button, and the signature alert slider. The case render also shows a cutout at the center bottom for the USB Type-C port, but the cutout for 3.5mm audio socket isn’t visible.
OnePlus 6 specifications and features
So far, OnePlus has officially confirmed that the smartphone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC, paired with 8GB of RAM. In terms of storage, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage variants are expected. The screen will likely be a 6.23-inch full HD+ resolution, with 19:9 aspect ratio and a screen-to-body ratio of around 85 percent or more.
In the photography department, OnePlus 6 is expected to come with dual cameras – including a 20-megapixel primary sensor, along with a 16-megapixel secondary sensor. The second sensor will likely come with a telephoto lens that will enable 2X lossless optical zoom and add background blur effects to your photos. One of the teasers hinted that the alert slider could serve as a controller to adjust the camera focus. Up front, a 20-megapixel camera for selfies and video calling is expected.
There is no word on the battery capacity, but it will include the company’s proprietary DashCharge technology. It will be interesting to see how fast the wireless charging will be, though. On the software front, OnePlus 6 is expected to run Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, with support for gesture contol. Just like the OnePlus 5T, the new smartphone is also expected to come with Face Unlock feature.