After announcing the OnePlus 6 smartphone at a launch event in London, the China-based company has now launched the “flagship killer” OnePlus 6 in India today at a launch event in Mumbai.
In India, as we reported earlier, the smartphone will be available for purchase exclusively through online marketplace Amazon India. The pricing for the phone starts at Rs. 34,999 and goes up to Rs. 39,999. It will be available for purchase from 21st May.
The smartphone is joining the list of flagship devices that have adopted glass body. To ensure protection, the front, as well as back panel, comes with a layer of Gorilla Glass 5 on top, ensuring that it can take a few hits without breaking down.
As of the specifications, the OnePlus 6 features a 6.28-inch AMOLED display with screen resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels and 19:9 aspect ratio. The company has also adopted the notched display trend going on for the flagship devices. However, the notch can be disabled through software.
The phone is powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 845 chipset, which powers most of the flagship smartphones launched this year. Similar to its previous models, OnePlus is offering different memory configuration choice for the OnePlus 6 as well. The phone comes in 6GB and 8GB RAM along with 64GB, 128GB and 256GB internal storage option.
Coming to the camera department, the OnePlus 6 sports a 16MP primary Sony IMX519 sensor with f/1.7 aperture, 1.22um pixels, and OIS. For the secondary camera sensor, it comes with a 20MP Sony IMX376K sensor, mainly for depth information. On the front side also, there’s a 16MP snapper for taking selfies and video calling. The phone supports 4K videos at 60 fps while the slo-mo videos can be shot at 480 fps @ 720p for up to a minute.
As for the software, the smartphone is running the company’s own OxygenOS, which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box. However, the OnePlus is already a part of Android P Beta program and thus, users can also try out the upcoming Android P. The phone is powered by a 3,300mAh battery, with support for company’s fast charging technology — Dash Charge 2.0.
As a part of the launch offers, OnePlus 6 buyers will receive complimentary 12-month accidental damage insurance by Servify, an Amazon Prime Video gift card worth Rs. 250, and discounts up to Rs. 500 for purchasing ebooks via Amazon Kindle.
Further, Idea subscribers who purchase the OnePlus 6 will get cashback worth Rs. 2,000 and a dedicated device insurance. Besides, benefits up to Rs. 25,000 will be available on flight and hotel bookings from ClearTrip.
The OnePlus 6 will go on sale in India from 22nd May and will be available in Mirror Black, Midnight Black, and Limited-Edition Silver White colors. The 6GB RAM and 64GB storage model is priced at Rs. 34,999 (approximately $517) while the 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage variant is priced at Rs. 39,999, which roughly converts to $591.
Currently, the company has not revealed any details about the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage model, but we expect the smartphone to be available in India at a later date.