OnePlus 6 glass back officially teased, company announces 'The Lab' program offering device to select users before official launch

Here’s how you can get your hands on the OnePlus 6 before the launch.

  • Published: April 21, 2018 12:28 PM IST
oneplus 6 glass back

OnePlus is gearing up to launch its flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 6, sometime next month. Ahead of the official launch, the company has started teasing various aspects of the smartphone, its specifications and features. So far, rumors have hinted that OnePlus 6 will come with a glass back design and support wireless charging feature too. The latest teaser tweeted by OnePlus confirms that the smartphone will indeed come with a glass back design.

The tweet includes a photo showing off back of the smartphone with glass panel, and engraving that reads, “Designed by OnePlus.” The tweet has a caption that reads “Same expert craftsmanship, new materials. #OnePlus6.” There is no word on whether the glass will have Gorilla Glass 5 protection or a previous version, but we will know more about it at the official launch.

OnePlus also wants to hand over the OnePlus 6 to fans who would want to do a hands-on and full review of the smartphone. As a part of ‘The Lab’ program, the product will be given “to write an unbiased, unfiltered review, that covers every aspect of our latest device and accessories,” OnePlus said in a forum post.

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Users who are interested can sign-up for ‘The Lab – OnePlus 6 Edition’ and fill out the form, which has to be in English. The submissions will be open till May 2, 2018 10:00PM EDT, which translates to May 3, 7:30AM IST. In the form, users have to fill up details such as their email address, country, the current device they own, OnePlus or any other, and the area of interest – gaming, photography, audio, and more.

Users will also have to write a small review of the device they are currently using. Based on the responses, OnePlus will pick select users who will be given the OnePlus to try out ahead of the official launch.

Based on what OnePlus has teased so far, the OnePlus 6 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC, feature 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB storage. The smartphone will come with a full-screen display along with the notch. It will also feature water resistance, and dual cameras at the back.

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  • Published Date: April 21, 2018 12:28 PM IST