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New OnePlus 6: all features and prices

The OnePlus 6 is finally official . It all started in 2013, when an ambitious Pete Lau embarked, along with…

New OnePlus 6: all features and prices

The OnePlus 6 is finally official . It all started in 2013, when an ambitious Pete Lau embarked, along with Carl Pei, on the adventure of founding a company capable of completely changing the tide of the telephony game, based on high-performance devices whose main attraction would be the reduced price and philosophy Never Settle , ‘Never agree’ .

Almost five years and seven smartphones after , the brand based in Shenzhen has met us today, to present us, with some advance if we consider the dates of their previous presentations, to give us the opportunity to know the specifications, prices and all the details of your new star phone. Welcome to OnePlus 6.

OnePlus 6, all the information

OnePlus defines your new smartphone as a terminal that has everything you need, and nothing that you do not . As in previous generations, the brand combines a well-cared aesthetic section, with specifications that place it as one of the most powerful phones we have seen in this first half of 2018. Everything, in exchange for a price that, although it has grown notably, to exceed 600 euros in the most expensive edition, still maintains a wide difference with respect to the four figures that some manufacturers already ask for their latest flagship devices.

Double glass panel and a ‘notch’ as ​​the icing on the cake

New OnePlus 6: all features and prices

New OnePlus 6: all features and prices

Since the forgotten OnePlus X launched in 2015, the firm had not re-created a terminal whose construction was based on glass as the main material … until now.

The body of the OnePlus 6 combines two glass panels, one front and one back , both protected by Corning technology and its Gorilla Glass 5 glass. Around it, an aluminum chassis joins the two panels, which merge into a subtle curvature that highlights the details of the body, this time resistant to spills and accidents from day to day, although without an IP certification that proves your protection against water.

From the OnePlus X, the brand had not used the glass as manufacturing material for one of its smartphones.

From the back of the device should be noted the existence of a fingerprint reader , oval in shape and located just above the company logo. Meanwhile, the front is starring, in addition to its screen that we will talk about later, by a notch that occupies the top , and houses both the front sensors and the speaker for calls. To the haters of the “notch” will be pleased to know that OnePlus intends to offer an option to hide the notch, coloring its black sides to camouflage itself thanks to the OLED technology of its screen, which will turn off the unused pixels.

Needless to say, once again, OnePlus bets to incorporate one of the aluminum sides a switch with three positions baptized as Alert Slider , which since its debut in the OnePlus 2 allows users to switch between the different sound modes – vibration, silence and sound – quickly and easily.

As for the available colors, OnePlus announces the arrival of three different shades. First, Mirror Black, takes advantage of the brightness of a black glass panel, and highlights it with a layer under the glass, which offers a sense of depth. On the other hand, for those who love philosophy Matte Black Everything , there is the version Midnight Black , whose rear is formed by a matte black glass panel, which according to OnePlus reflects a central line in the shape of an “S” every time the light hits from the side.

And finally, as it could not be otherwise, we found a limited edition in white, which OnePlus baptizes as Silk White . According to the firm, this version is a nod to its first phone, the OnePlus One, because the back of white offers a rough texture that will remember the Sandstone finish used in the first devices of the brand.

An AMOLED screen that occupies (almost) the entire front

New OnePlus 6: all features and prices

New OnePlus 6: all features and prices

Again we go back to the OnePlus X, and that was the first phone of the brand to bet on an AMOLED panel, instead of the IPS that OnePlus used to incorporate in its flagship. Later, with the OnePlus 3, a new era of terminals mounted OLED panels signed by Samsung, under a brand created by OnePlus itself and named Optic AMOLED . In the sixth generation of the flagship, this technology is once again the protagonist.

The OnePlus 6 includes a large 6.28-inch Optic AMOLED panel , covered by a Gorilla Glass 5 crystal with 2.5D curvature on its four sides. To the trend of the screens without frames -in this case the panel occupies 84% ​​of the frontal-, the one of the stretched panels is added, and the one of this last model of the Chinese firm grows until adopting a format of 19 : 9, which, added to its Full HD + resolution, results in 2,280 pixels high by 1,080 wide .

The 6.28-inch Optic AMOLED Full HD + screen is surrounded by ultra-reduced frames on its sides, with a “chin” somewhat more marked on the bottom, and a “notch” at the top.

But not everything is resolution and technology on a screen. The OnePlus 6 also hides some secret in its panel, like the support for the DCI-P3 and sRGB color spectrum .

Snapdragon 845 and 8 GB of RAM to fly

New OnePlus 6: all features and prices

New OnePlus 6: all features and prices

Talking about OnePlus is talking about brute power, and OnePlus 6 was not going to stay out of this topic. A brain of 10 nanometers and 8 cores as is the Snapdragon 845 gives life to the phone, at a maximum clock frequency of 2.8 GHz. Beside it, 6 or 8 GB of RAM memory LPDDR4X they assure us a fantastic experience when resorting to multitasking, and most users should not have storage problems because there are three variants with 64, 128 or 256 GB non-expandable.

All this repertoire of components is supported by a chord battery, with 3,300 mAh capacity, the same used in the previous OnePlus 5 and 5T. At the time of going through the charger, we meet again with Dash Charge, the proprietary technology of OnePlus, which has established itself as one of the fastest and most efficient available in the mobile market, although in turn is the least standardized, and therefore, more difficult when it comes to finding compatible third party accessories.

OxygenOS and the difficult task to improve pure Android without messing up the experience

New OnePlus 6: all features and prices

New OnePlus 6: all features and prices

It is not easy to add extra features to Android “pure” and still make them as unobtrusive as possible for the user. OnePlus is one of the few brands that, over the years, has managed to make OxygenOS a more refined version of Android stock , with useful features that do not get to stain the user’s experience.

OxygenOS is one of the few customization layers that manage to add features to Android without staining the user experience.

In the OxygenOS edition included in the OnePlus 6, based on Android 8.1 Oreo , we found a series of tools aimed at making Android a better place. Among them, the following:

  • Gaming Mode : reduces latency to improve game performance, and reduces the data load assigned to apps in the background so that the running game can take advantage of the resources of the entire device. In addition, notifications will be silenced automatically.
  • Gesture navigation: introduced for the first time in the OnePlus 5T, the gesture navigation style iPhone X and Android P reaches the OnePlus 6. In this way, sliding from the bottom of the screen up we will go to the home , while if it slides from the right or left we’ll go behind , and through a slide from the bottom that stops in the center of the screen, the menu of recent apps opens.
  • Application blocking: If you want to avoid “gossip”, you can block with a pin, password or fingerprint access to certain applications.
  • Dark theme: To fully squeeze the AMOLED screen of OnePlus 6, you can enable a dark theme that will change the interface completely.
  • Reading mode: to improve concentration while reading, the screen will switch to a monochrome mode, and will automatically adjust the brightness and contrast.
  • Gestures with the screen off: Turn on the screen, open the camera or run applications and functions through gestures on the screen off.
  • Expanded screen capture with three fingers: By sliding on the screen with three fingers, the system will take a screenshot. In addition, it is possible to make expanded captures of conversations, web pages or complete apps, by clicking on the rectangular icon that will appear immediately after making a capture.
  • Face unlock: Through the front camera of the phone, it is possible to unlock the phone through the face in less than 0.2 seconds, identifying more than 100 facial points.

But that is not all. All those brave who decide to acquire the new OnePlus, will have the opportunity to try Android P in advance , Thanks to thethrough Project Treble.

Double rear sensor with OIS and Super Slow Motion

New OnePlus 6: all features and prices

New OnePlus 6: all features and prices

At the back of OnePlus 6 we are going to run into two sensors, 16 and 20 megapixels respectively . Both are manufactured by Sony, and share an aperture f / 1.7 with a pixel size of 1.22 μm and 1.0 μm, in addition to being accompanied by a dual LED flash, and Optical and electronic stabilizer in the main sensor. It is curious to see how OnePlus, on this occasion, does not opt ​​for the optical zoom through the secondary sensor.

The camera of the device is equipped with different systems that promise to improve the quality and clarity of the catches, as Smart Capture, which automatically selects the parameters before taking the picture , depending on the scene to be photographed. On the other hand, the mode Advanced HDR It promises to end the shadows of the images and improve their luminosity.

The double camera of 16 + 20 megapixels of the OnePlus 6 includes optical and electronic stabilizer, and is capable of recording video in 4K at 60 fps.

What could not be missing once again is the portrait mode, which on this occasion receives new effects that can be added to the background of each photograph. In addition, through a software update that will arrive in the coming weeks, The front sensor, Sony IMX371 16 megapixel, will also incorporate portrait mode based on artificial intelligence.

New OnePlus 6: all features and prices

New OnePlus 6: all features and prices

At the time of recording video, we will be able to capture movies in 4K up to 60 frames per second , taking advantage of the electronic stabilizer to keep our video stable. In addition, OnePlus adds to the fashion of Super Slow Motion , with an option that allows record in HD resolution at a rate of 480 frames per second. To maximize the video capabilities of the terminal, OxygenOS incorporates a built-in video editor.

The fashion that OnePlus does not target is the double stereo front speaker. At least, the most audiophiles will be happy to know that the 3.5 mm headphone jack is still in place , and that the speaker located at the bottom, right next to the USB Type C port, benefits from the Dirac HD Sound and Dirac Power Sound systems.

Summary of specifications

OnePlus 6
Dimensions 155.7 x 75.4 x 7.75 mm. 177 grams of weight.
screen 6.28-inch Optic AMOLED. Support for sRGB and DCI-P3. Crystal Gorilla Glass 5
Resolution and density Full HD + 2,280 x 1,080 pixels. 19: 9
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 10 nm Octa-core (8x Qualcomm Kryo 385) at 2.9 GHz
GPU Adreno 630
RAM 6/8 GB LPDDR4X
OS OxygenOS based on Android 8.1 Oreo
Storage 64/128/256 GB UFS 2.1 “Dual Lane”
Cameras Rear Dual 16 MP Sony IMX519 f / 1.7 with OIS and EIS + 20 MP Sony IMX376K f / 1.7. Frontal of 16 MP Sony IMX371 f / 2.0
Video Resolution up to 4K @ 60fp. Super Slow Motion 1080p @ 240fps, 720p @ 480fps
Battery 3,300 mAh with fast charging Dash Charge (5V 4A)
Others Rear fingerprint reader, face unlock, Alert Slider, USB 2.0 Type C, 3.5mm audio jack, splash resistance (without IP certification)
Connectivity NFC, Wi-Fi 2 × 2 MIMO a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS; BeiDou, Galileo
Bands FDD LTE 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/39/32/66/71
TDD LTE 34/38/39/40/41
TD-SCDMA 34/39
WCDMA 1/2/4/5/8/9/19
CDMA BC0 / BC1
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Colors Midnight Black, Mirror Black, Silk White

Price and availability of OnePlus 6

New OnePlus 6: all features and prices

New OnePlus 6: all features and prices

If you like what you see about OnePlus 6, you’re in luck: you’ll only have to wait until next week to get the new thing from the Chinese firm, and that is The commercialization of the terminal in Europe and North America begins on Tuesday May 22 in the Mirror Black and Midnight Black versions, while the limited edition Silk White can be purchased from June 5 . All of themAlso, for the first time in the history of the firm,, at the same price as on the official website.

As for their prices, as expected, The OnePlus 6 is the most expensive model in the history of the brand . The cost will depend on the market and the variant of the chosen terminal:

Model Price in Spain Price in the USA
OnePlus 6 Mirror Black 6/64 GB 519 euros $ 529
OnePlus 6 Mirror Black 8/128 GB 569 euros $ 579
OnePlus 6 Midnight Black 8/128 GB 569 euros $ 579
OnePlus 6 Midnight Black 8/256 GB 619 euros $ 629
OnePlus 6 Silk White 8/128 GB 569 euros $ 579

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