2018 Upcoming phones: The Advance future smartphones OnePlus 6 price and release date.
OnePlus is slowly becoming a force to be reckoned with. Each generation of the “flagship killer” improves on the last, and it’s earning the company both respect among tech fans and earning new customers.
With the OnePlus 6 due to come out later this year, rumours and speculation are gathering pace as we approach the launch time.
OnePlus 6 price and release date
- Coming in April-June timeframe.
- OnePlus has already said that the next phone will arrive late in Q2 2018, which would normally mean we’re looking at another June launch. However, events have unfolded leading many to believe it could be a little earlier this year.
OnePlus has officially sold out of its OnePlus 5T in North America, and has discontinued the phone in that region. The fact it’s openly said it won’t be making any more phones for the US/Canada is a clear indication that it’s preparing for a another launch in the near future, and June might be a bit far away for a move like that.
As if to confirm that the launch is indeed happening sooner than usual, OnePlus’ official Twitter account teased the device on Easter Monday.
OnePlus 6 Price:
As for price, there have been rumours the highest spec model could cost as much as $750 in the US. A pricing plan has been leaked over at True-Tech corroborating those earlier rumours. In this particular leak, it indicates that the lowest 64GB model could cost between 33,999-36,999 INR in India, which represents an increase of 1,000-4,000 INR. That’s somewhere between 3 and 12 per cent increase.
If the percentage increase is applied to the UK region, it would mean a base starting price between £460-£505. Reasonably speaking that would likely mean £499. And then there’s the 128GB and 256GB models to consider too. If these leaks hold true, we suspect that could mean a three tiered pricing structure of £499, £549 and £599 for the 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models respectively. Not cheap, but again, not as expensive as the competition.
OnePlus 6 design
- Full metal body
- Attractive, glossy finish
- Custom skin/wooden option?
Something OnePlus has shown over the past couple of generations of device, is that it knows how to consistently improve design and build. We’ve gone from a thin, plastic OnePlus One to a OnePlus 5T built from a solid block of beautifully finished aluminium within four years. The Midnight Black and Sandstone White finishes are among the finest you’ll see on a solid metal device.
OnePlus 6 display
- 19:9 ratio AMOLED
- 2280 x 1080
Given the OnePlus 5T’s recent launch with its new 18:9 ratio display, it’s hard to imagine OnePlus moving to something completely different for the OnePlus 6. There’s also a distinct likelihood that we’re going to see a notch at the top, which means shifting slightly to push the status bar out of the “main” display area, which in turn means pushing the ratio up to 19:9, and the size up to 6.28-inches.
OnePlus 6 hardware – “In pursuit of burdenless speed”
- Snapdragon 845 processor
- Dash Charge fast-charging
- 6/8GB RAM
One thing we know about OnePlus phones is that they use whatever is Qualcomm’s latest high-end processor. This year, that’s the Snapdragon 845, and it’s going to be in the OnePlus 6. The company’s founder Pete Lau confirmed as much in an interview with CNET during CES 2018 in Las Vegas. He stated “Of course, there’s no other choice.” This is a statement he reiterated in a community blog post in March 2018. So that’s one thing settled.
OnePlus 6 cameras
- Dual camera system
- 16MP + 20MP on the back
As has been mentioned several times, the OnePlus and Oppo flagships often share similarities, and this can also be seen in the camera system. There are two versions of the R15. The regular model has a dual 12-megapixel/5-megapixel system on the back, and a 20-megapixel sensor on the front. There is a “Dream Mirror Edition”, which has a higher resolution 16-megapixel/20-megapixel system on the back. If we had to hedge our bets, we’d go with the latter.
OnePlus 6 software
- Android Oreo-based system
- Oxygen OS with customisability
What’s not to like about Oxygen OS already? On the surface, it’s a very minimal, clean Android experience, except OnePlus gives you the ability to control a number of design elements. It’s fairly certain we’re going to see a very similar software experience on the the OnePlus 6, but built on Android Oreo.