OnePlus 6 is shaping up to be the next major smartphone launch of 2018. Now that Oppo R15 and Vivo X21 have been launched, the attention has shifted to OnePlus 6, the smartphone that shares its lineage with these two devices. OnePlus 6 is expected to launch sometime in June of this year and is expected to be the most expensive OnePlus smartphone yet.
OnePlus 6 has been part of multiple leaks in the past and a new leak reveals complete specifications of the device. The smartphone is expected to inherit the design seen on the recently launched Oppo R15. The OnePlus 6 is expected to follow on the footsteps of Oppo and Vivo by adopting a notched display design seen on iPhone X. While iPhone X packs an array of sensors under the notch to support Face ID, OnePlus 6 will basically house the front camera and other sensors within the notch.
The leaked specifications reveals it will feature a 6.28-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels. Like Oppo R15, the display will sport a taller 19:9 aspect ratio and thinner bezels than its predecessor. The smartphone is said to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and the base model might offer 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The higher version is rumored to offer 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.
The leaked specifications also show that it will feature a 20-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture. The rear camera setup will include a combination of 20-megapixel and 16-megapixel sensors, both supporting f/1.7 aperture. The listing reveals it will run Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box layered with OxygenOS for global market.
The OnePlus 6 is said to arrive with 3,450mAh battery and it is hard not to compare the device with its siblings made by Oppo and Vivo. OnePlus has built a strong brand loyalty and following among consumers based on its value for money features but it will be interesting to watch whether it will be preferred over Samsung’s Galaxy and Apple iPhone in the similar price range if OnePlus goes premium with its next flagship.