The OnePlus 6 is finally official, and the new flagship smartphone has surely got a lot of people excited, at least the OnePlus fans. The smartphone brings a new design, top of the line hardware and nifty improvements over the predecessor, the OnePlus 5T. Along with the OnePlus 6, the Chinese smartphone maker also unveiled “Bullets Wireless” headphones with fast charging and Google Assistant support.
Ahead of the OnePlus 6 launch, the company had teased a lot of features such as a heart rate sensor, alert slider to change focus in the camera app, water and dust resistance, and more. However, not a lot of features made it to the smartphone, and turns out, OnePlus was just teasing to hype the launch. Now, that the smartphone is official, here are all the top features of the OnePlus 6.
Full screen display with a “notch”: With the OnePlus 5T, the company introduced a full screen display with 18:9 aspect ratio. But within months, things changed, and the “notch” has now being embraced by most Android OEMs, and OnePlus doesn’t want to be behind. The OnePlus 6 now comes with a 6.28-inch full HD+ (2280 x 1080) display, and 19:9 ratio. As mentioned above, you also get a ‘notch’ on the top, which houses the front camera, earpiece and sensors. By showing time, network and other notifications on the top, you get more screen real estate, and a full screen experience.
Glass Back: Until now, premium smartphones used to feature full metal unibody design, but since last year, things changed. The front and back glass design is the new trend for premium smartphones, and OnePlus 6 comes with the same design. It looks aesthetically pleasing and feels premium too. Sadly, while other manufacturers have integrated wireless charging, OnePlus has stayed away from integrating it.
Snapdragon 845 + 8GB RAM + 256GB storage: Since OnePlus started teasing the smartphone, it has been using the tagline “the speed you need.” And to ensure the OnePlus 6 is faster, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC, with 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage. There are two more variants – one with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, and other with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.
Dual cameras: OnePlus 6 comes with same dual camera setup as found on the OnePlus 5T. The primary sensor here is 16-megapixel, while the secondary is a 20-megapixel sensor, which is designed to offer a 2x lossless zoom and Portrait mode. However, the sensor used on the OnePlus 6 has a slightly larger pixel size, compared to the OnePlus 5T. Up front, you get a 16-megapixel camera for selfies and video calling.
Fingerprint scanner + Face Unlock: For biometric authentication, the OnePlus 6 comes with a fingerprint sensor at the back. And the smartphone also comes with Face Unlock feature allowing you to unlock your smartphone by just looking at it.
3.5mm audio jack: Along with the OnePlus 6, the company also introduced Bullets Wireless headphones, with fast charging and Google Assistant support. But that doesn’t mean it is doing away with the legacy audio port. While other OEMs such as Huawei, Apple and HTC has got rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack, the OnePlus 6 retains it at the bottom.
Android Oreo with OxygenOS skin: On the software front, the OnePlus 6 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo OS out-of-the-box, with OxygenOS skin on top. The software also includes gesture based controls, allowing you to get rid of those on screen Android navigation buttons, and have more screen real estate. OnePlus also announced that OnePlus 6 users will be able to install Android P Beta on their smartphones in the coming week.