The OnePlus 6 is close to launch, and not surprisingly, rumors have been going into overdrive in recent days. The smartphone has been subject to numerous leaks and speculations, but recently, OnePlus has come forward with teasers revealing certain things about the upcoming phone. For now, based on these leaks (and teasers), we have a fair idea of what to expect from the OnePlus 6.
For one, we know that it will be called the OnePlus 6. A teaser by OnePlus revealed the name of the phone, with both the caption and video making specific mention of the number six. This indicates that the product name will be six. Considering OnePlus skipped the number four entirely, this was in fact something that we needed confirmation on.
Another key reveal involves the screen, and the infamous notch. Popularized by Apple with the iPhone X, the notch is a small cutout within the screen space that houses the front camera, proximity sensor, notification light and earpiece. An official render released by OnePlus shows that the phone will in fact have a notch at the front for the components.
We also know a bit about the specifications. One of the earliest reveals by OnePlus indicated that the phone would be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. The flagship chipset from Qualcomm was revealed in December 2017, and is already seen on some flagship devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S9, and Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S. The phone will also feature up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. This is significantly higher than the previous cap of 128GB storage, offering users enough storage space out-of-the-box. The 3.5mm headphone jack has also been confirmed on the phone.
And finally, while these haven’t been confirmed, we can be certain that the OnePlus 6 will have a dual-camera setup and fingerprint sensor at the rear, along with face unlock for additional biometric security. These features are already present on the OnePlus 5T, and will certainly be there on the new OnePlus 6 when it launches.
The OnePlus 6 is confirmed to sport a 'notch', a cutout within the screen which will house the front camera, earpiece, proximity sensor and notification LED.
While the finish and textures aren't confirmed yet, the OnePlus 6 is certain to boast up to 8GB of RAM.
The OnePlus 6 is also confirmed to come with up to 256GB of internal storage. Previous devices topped out at 128GB of internal storage, so the OnePlus 6 will see an upgrade in this department.
The OnePlus 6 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. The chipset is currently the most powerful offering from Qualcomm for smartphones, and will be seen in a number of flagship smartphones this year.
While the likes of Apple and Google have ditched the 3.5mm audio jack, OnePlus is not quite ready to take the bold move. There will definitely be a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The latest feature announced hasn't quite been explained yet, but OnePlus has teased the it will be possible to use the alert slider to direct focus when using the camera. This announcement came through a teaser on the company's social channels.
The OnePlus 6 is also confirmed to feature gesture controls, much like the Apple iPhone X. The feature is already live in the open beta software for the OnePlus 5T, and will allow users to hide the navigation keys and replace them with gestures for navigation.
While it was always suspected that the OnePlus 5T was pretty water resistant, it didn't have the certification to prove it. Thanks to teasers from OnePlus, we're fairly certain that the OnePlus 6 could come IP68-certified for water and dust resistance.