The event, which was attended by around 1,000 fans, saw company co-founder Carl Pei take to the stage to show off the follow-up to the OnePlus 5T, boasting of the device's design and construction, saying: "the OnePlus 6 is attractive and functional in equal measure".
The OnePlus 6 may be today's big gadget news, but after months of leaks, there wasn't much surprise left. OnePlus opted for a 6.28-inch OLED panel with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a Full HD+ (2280×1080) resolution.
Of course the OnePlus 6 is powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset. More expensive models include 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage.
OnePlus has a single flagship series which is successful enough to be one of the most anticipated launches in the smartphone industry. The first two colour variants and will become available in open sales from May 22, with pop-up stores planned from May 21.
In a room packed with journalists and 1,000 lucky fans, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, revealed the firm's new flagship to the world. Glass allows better for better transmission of radio waves. The phone was officially unveiled by the company at an event held in London. The new earphones will be charged via USB-C and support the company's proprietary Dash Charge, to offer five hours of battery life from just 10 minutes of charging. Notable, the 6 doesn't support wireless charging despite its glass back. Also missing is IP certified water and dust proofing - though the phone can survive the occasional dampness, according to the company.
Though its a little early to form a final verdict about the OnePlus 6, going by all the information we have so far, the device will be a definite generational leap in comparison to the OnePlus 5 or even the OnePlus 5T.
"It features a dual camera setup where it has 16 megapixels primary (f/1.7, 27mm, 1/2.8", 1.12µm, ) sensor and 20 megapixels secondary sensor (f/1.7). It features a 16-megapixel lens with f/2.0 aperture. The sensor is also 19 percent larger than the main sensor in the OnePlus 5. This time, it also has portrait mode for the front camera. There are portrait mode effects too. This display cutout, which houses the OnePlus 6's 16MP front-facing cam and speaker, is unlikely to go down well with all of OnePlus' vocal fans, so the firm said an incoming OTA update will add the functionality for users to hide it. My favorite thing about my wife's iPhone is shooting slow-mo video of my dogs barking, but it tops out at 240 FPS and only records a few seconds at a time. There's also support for 4K video capture at 60 frames per second. Inside is Android 8.1 Oreo right out the box with Oxygen OS right over the top. OnePlus has a reputation for producing some of the finest Android smartphones you can buy so it should be interesting to see how this device performs on the market. OnePlus says users will be able to download the developer preview "in the next couple of days". The OnePlus 6 will be available in three finishes: Midnight Black, which uses frosted black glass, the Silk White that uses frosted white glass with pink gold accents and Mirror Black, which uses extremely shiny and reflective black glass.