While it's somewhat disappointing to see the latest OnePlus phone cross over that mythological $500 threshold, the OnePlus 6 still costs hundreds of dollars less than flagship phones with similar premium features. All we know is that the OnePlus 6 can be safely used under the rain and should survive a dunk in a puddle.
Likely the first thing you'll notice about the OnePlus 6 is its display and how little the bezels are.
The phones have a 6.28-inch AMOLED 19:9 display.
In addition to unveiling the OnePlus 6 at its launch event today (May 16), OnePlus also announced its first foray into wireless headphones.
In terms of specs, we're dealing with an AMOLED display stretching nearly 6.3 inches in diagonal, with curved corners added for extra elegance. Stepping up to the flagship 8GB/128GB SKU will set you back $629. For security, the phone packs a rear-mounted fingerprint reader and Face Unlock which, if history is any indication, should be pretty quick but not as secure as your fingerprint.
OnePlus 6 Price: Is It Worth It? OnePlus will also roll out a software update soon which will bring "Portrait Mode" on the selfie camera of OnePlus 6. That speed is delivered by the best Qualcomm platform yet, namely the Snapdragon 845, which is paired with 6 or 8 GB of RAM for swift multitasking. There's no storage expansion here, though. No matter how you feel about the notch, OnePlus wants to "learn to love" it anyway. They're designed in a very similar way to Apple's Beats X headset: you get a pair of earbuds with a cable running between them that's created to hang around your neck.
OnePlus flagships from recent years like the OnePlus 3, 3T, 5 and 5T all came with a metal back, however, the OnePlus 6 comes with a glass back with "Designed by OnePlus" etched at the bottom.
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The OnePlus 6 comes with a 16MP main camera with an F1.7 aperture. All of this should translate to clearer shots, especially in low light. The main shooter weighs in at 20MP while the secondary sits at 16MP.
For selfies, the smartphone offers a 16-megapixel Sony IMX371 sensor with f/2.0 aperture and EIS.
The OnePlus 6 comparison with the OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 5 starts with the adoption of the iPhone X notch. Another new feature is the more dramatic slow-motion mode, which shoots 480 frames per second in 720p resolution.
The phone is powered by a 3300mAh with Dash-Charge capability. Coupled with the Adreno 630, which is 30% faster than the previous generation, the OnePlus 6 is a powerhouse for everything from streaming HD video to playing graphically intense games. However, the OnePlus 6 comes with a design that's different from last year's OnePlus smartphones and is more in line with the current trend.
You turn on these magnetic earbuds by pulling them apart; when clasped together, they turn off. OnePlus is promising fast charging for the Bullet Wireless, with 10 minutes of charging giving you 5 hours of listening time.
OnePlus has a third color, called Silk White, and we were particularly impressed with how that version looked when we spent some time with the phone.More news: More Than 100 Protestors Rally At Michigan Capitol, Block Traffic
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