UPDATE: OnePlus reached out to us to confirm that the May 18 release date of the OnePlus 6 mentioned in the report is FALSE. So, we still don’t have an official date.
OnePlus 5T is only available in 64 GB storage edition on Amazon India. Its 128 GB edition has been out of stock since the beginning of this month. Hence, the rumor mill has been claiming that the arrival of the OP6 could be close at hand. A new report on Money Control, an Indian publication, claims that the OnePlus 6 will launch on May 18. It has also states that the smartphone is likely to be available with a pricing of Rs. 39,999 (~$605).
Based on the recent rumors and the teasers released by OnePlus, the publication claims that the OnePlus 6 will be sporting an iPhone X-like notch design. For people who do not like the notch, the handset will offer an option to hide it. It will be arrived with a waterproof body, but there is no confirmation on whether it will be IP67 or IP68 rated device.
OnePlus India has recently released a teaser that suggests that the company could be releasing a special edition OnePlus 6 with an Avengers theme. Even though the publication has speculated that OP6 could be priced at Rs. 39,999, it hasn’t clearly mentioned whether the pricing belongs to the base model or the one with highest configuration.
The 64 GB OnePlus 5T with 6 GB of RAM was launched with a price tag of Rs. 32,999 and the 128 GB model with 8 GB of RAM carried a pricing of Rs. 37,999. Recently, another Indian site that had accurately guessed the OP5T pricing last year had claimed that the OnePlus 6 will be available in three variants in India.
It had stated that the 64 GB storage + 6 GB RAM, 128 GB storage + 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage + 8 GB RAM variants could be respectively priced Rs. 33,999 – Rs, 36,999, Rs. 38,999 – Rs. 42,999, and Rs. 44,999 – Rs. 48,999. It had also claimed that India would be also receiving the OnePlus Bullets Wireless earbuds that had passed Bluetooth certification in the previous month. Also, like the predecessor model, the OnePlus 6 will be exclusively available on Amazon India.
Last year, the OnePlus 5T was launched in China after it was made official in India. The Chinese manufacturer is known for launching its smartphone first in overseas countries before announcing it in China. A recent report had claimed that OnePlus 6 may go official in China on May 5. If the May 18 launch date is true for India, then the OP6 is may not get unveiled on May 5 in the home country but may become official after May 18.