OnePlus 6 – The Inside Story – Next front-runner Flagship? — As many of you already know, OnePlus has a parent company called as BBK Electronics, which is a major Chinese manufacturer that also manufactures Oppo and Vivo smartphones. These phones are exclusive to China and India. Only one OnePlus has managed to make their presence globally. However, all these companies share similar design language. Chinese phone maker first launched its Android smartphone – the OnePlus One – in 2014. Since then, the company has come a long way making it a global leader and so far has seven handsets under its belt.
The company has racked up a loyal fan-base, largely because it sells smartphones with iPhone-rivaling specs at a significantly lower price. Next upcoming is the OnePlus 6,which will replace the OnePlus 5T launched way back in November 2017. It is now confirmed about design shows a design strikingly similar to iPhone X in front and a back similar to Samsung Galaxy S9. The phone boasts bezel-less display along with the ‘notch’, which seems to hold a selfie camera sensor and an earpiece grill. The bezels are pretty narrower, similar to the iPhone X.However, the company will stick to its old design language, with the horizontally stacked dual-camera setup. Unlike the iPhone X ditching the fingerprint reader, this phone is shown sporting a fingerprint scanner at the back. Device may come with Wireless charge support as we can see the glass back but currently we don’t have any official confirmation so far. But it can be Improved Dash Charge Speed.
OnePlus 6 is the next big smartphone coming your way, with the launch is scheduled for May 16th (Global) and May 17th for India, though the official sales will begin from May 21st which is going to be via Amazon or by Pop-up events. Company is apparently working on a paid of wireless earphones as well, named OnePlus Bullets Wireless. This new development is alongside the OnePlus Bullets (V2) that were launched back in August 2016
As per a Bluetooth certification listing, the new OnePlus Bullets Wireless earphones are based on Bluetooth v4.1 and include a Qualcomm chip. The prime use case of wireless earphones is certainly to give a wire-free music playback experience to users. However, companies including Apple and Google recently brought there in-house wireless earphones in the form of AirPods and Pixel Buds, respectively, to give users an advanced alternative to traditional wired headsets. Both companies specifically also preferred to ditch the 3.5 mm audio jack from their smartphone models. This again makes some sense for launching native wireless earphones. Though now it is confirmed that OnePlus 6 will have that 3.5mm audio jack. This could be launched along with the OnePlus 6, Pricing could be between ₹8,999-₹15,999. Further, company can name it as Wireless Bullet. The design is most probably going to be similar to the Apple AirPods as per the rumours.
OnePlus was launched back in 2013, brand was rich in energy and product ambition, but still getting their bearings in every other area. They wanted to set up our web presence on oneplus.com, but the cost of doing so at the time didn’t really make sense. So they set that dream on a shelf, and focused on bettering community in every other way.Nearly five years later, they’re proud to announce that they are moving official site from .net to .com.
The older we get, the more we realize how important it is to let the people in our lives know they’re appreciated. Not everyone sticks with you through the thick and thin. Whether you’ve just joined the family yesterday or have been with us since our OnePlus One days, thank you for growing up with us. We’ve still got plenty of road to cover, but knowing we have a community with us makes passing every milestone even sweeter. – said OnePlus.
OnePlus to unveil OnePlus 6 with notch similar to iPhone X at the top of its display. OnePlus has confirmed it will be the next smartphone manufacturer to join the industry trend popularised by Apple. OnePlus Co-Founder Carl Pei made the revelations in an interview that also explained the Chinese company’s motivations for the move, as well as UI changes it will make to accommodate the notch in its design.The OnePlus 6 will move the clock to the left of the display, providing more space for the other status icons. Pei also said the smartphone would hide the notch when a full-screen video is playing. Other revelations made by Pei included the fact the smartphone would house the largest display in a OnePlus device yet, have a screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent, and that it won’t be larger than any of the current OnePlus flagship models in size.
The company states that it’s part of the “earliest group of manufacturers” working closely with Google to release their latest updates and features. It has also created Team FSE (fast, smooth, efficient) to help ensure that OnePlus devices offer the “fastest and smoothest user experience available.”The announcement is a significant one for OnePlus, as the OnePlus 6 joins a select list of non-Google phones eligible for installing Android P beta. Early OnePlus 6 adopters interested in trying out Android P beta can head here. The beta download will become available after the OnePlus 6 launches on May 16th.
The OnePlus 6 shall run Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. The phone sports a 6.28-inch full – HD + (1080 x 2280 pixels) AMOLED display and a 19:9 display. It will be powered by a 2.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB inbuilt storage. In the camera department, the phone is expected to bear a dual rear camera setup with a 20-MP primary sensor and a 16-MP secondary sensor, both with an f/1.7 aperture. On the front will be a 20-MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. The battery capacity is expected to get an upgrade with a 3450 mAh unit (same as on Oppo R15) instead of the 3300 mAh on the OnePlus 5T. The OnePlus 6 is expected to be to be 7.5 mm thick and have a weight of 175 grams.
Bollywood’s leading actor Amitabh Bachchan is the brand ambassador of OnePlus in India. He tweeted a couple of photos with the company’s founder and CEO, Pete Lau. The images show Amitabh Bachchan holding OnePlus 6 in black color while Lau is holding a white model. Both the color options look great though. Although, the tweet has been removed now.
OnePlus may also unveil OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Limited Edition retail box with the Avengers logo on the top of the box. As can be seen, the OnePlus logo on the much attractive packaging has been shifted to the side of the box and the glittering logo of the Avengers is the only centre-piece on the top of the box, with a small Marvel logo right below it. Earlier, we have revealed new flagship killer will be carrying an 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Qualcomm’s latest WCN3990 Wi-Fi modem.
OnePlus to hold Pop-ups in select cities Globally on 21st and 22nd May. OnePlus is all ready to launch it’s next flagship for this year which is going to happen on May 16th and the Avengers Edition is also marked to released at the same event. The company has recently announced pop-up events globally,which includes some cities of India. These pop-up events are to be held in eight cities of India. Which includes Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata & Ahmedabad. Some of the Global the pop-up events will be held in Paris, New York, London, Milan, & Beijing. Pop-ups events of OnePlus 6 will be held in India, US, China and Europe for May 21st. The company has already said about the pop-up events.
OnePlus will give out its upcoming OnePlus 6 smartphone before launch to 15 reviewers. Users will be able to do a hands-on full review of OnePlus 6 get to keep the flagship device as well. This can be launched in two colors which can be black and white. Those attending the event on a general ticket will go home with Marvel Avengers Cap, Marvel Avengers T-Shirt, OnePlus Notebook, OnePlus Tote Bag, and Cash Cannon. The tickets are priced at Rs 999 per person and the buyers will also get vouchers worth Rs 999. To apply for the ticket, the users first need to go to the official website of OnePlus. There, they will have to enter their pin code and check whether they are eligible for the event. If yes, a payment option will pop up. Once the payment is made, the tickets will be dispatched to the addresses of the users through mail.
Company will sharing out its upcoming OnePlus 6 smartphone before launch to 15 reviewers. As part of OnePlus’ ‘The Lab’, which the company uses to crowdsource feedback on its products, the reviewers will be able to do a hands-on full review of OnePlus 6 and get to keep the flagship device as well. Users can sign up for ‘The Lab – OnePlus 6 Edition’ by filling out a form. OnePlus 6 review application form can be filled out by answering questions like if user currently owns a OnePlus device, where are they from, and much more. Those who fill out the form will also have to upload a picture and write out a review of the device they using. Each of the 15 reviewers will get one OnePlus 6 unit. So, they can further explore the device in depth.
The OnePlus 6 product page is already live and fans can sign up for updates regarding the smartphone via the ‘Notify Me’ button only on Amazon India website tomorrow. Company may offer some pre-booking deals or offers but that is not confirmed yet. The OnePlus 6 will go on sale in India shortly after the launch, on May 21 on Amazon India, through an early-access sale for Amazon Prime members.Some changes include a complete design with a glass back and a notched full-screen display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. The pricing could starts from $555 (USD) which is around Rs. 36,999 for the 64GB variant. Company will first time showcase a new option for 256GB as well. The limited Edition Avengers variant will only be available in 128GB or 256 GB storage options.
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