The OnePlus 6 is official with a 6.28″ notched display, Snapdragon 845, and dual rear cameras

By | 16th May 2018

The latest OnePlus flagship device, the OnePlus 6, has been announced. The official product page for the device has already gone live, which you can check out here. The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, features up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and has a large 6.28-inch notched OLED display with an impressive 84% screen-to-body ratio. Like last year’s OnePlus 5T, the 6 features dual rear cameras, but with some notable improvements. Here’s everything you need to know about the OnePlus 6, including the specifications, design, pricing, and availability.

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OnePlus 6 specifications at a glance

CategorySpecificationCategorySpecification
Dimensions & Weight155.7 x 75.4 x 7.75mm

6.2 oz/177g

RAM6GB/8GB LPDDR4X
Design & ColorsAll-Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5)

Midnight Black, Mirror Black, Silk White

Storage64GB/128GB/256GB UFS 2.1 Dual-Lane
Display6.28-inch 2280 x 1080 (19:9) AMOLED display. Supports sRGB and DCI-P3. 84% screen-to-body ratio.Battery3,300 mAh (non-removable)
Camera (Image)Front: Sony IMX 371 (16MP, f/2.0, 1.0μm) with EIS.

Rear (Primary): Sony IMX 519 (16MP, f/1.7, 1.22μm) with OIS and EIS.

Rear (Secondary): Sony IMX 376K (20MP, f/1.7, 1.0μm).

Dual LED Flash

ChargingDash Charge (5V 4A)
Camera (Video)Front: [email protected], [email protected]

Rear: [email protected]/60, [email protected]/60, [email protected]

Rear (slow motion): [email protected], [email protected]

PortsUSB 2.0 Type-C

3.5mm headphone jack

Dual nano-SIM slot

SoftwareAndroid 8.1 Oreo-based OxygenOS 5 with early access to the Android P betaAudioBottom-facing speaker. Audio tuned by Dirac HD Sound. Dirac Power Sound.
System-on-chipQualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU (4x 2.8GHz Kryo 385 + 4x 1.8GHz Kryo 385) with Adreno 630 GPUMultimedia Codec SupportAudio Playback: MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, FLAC, APE, OGG, MID, M4A, IMY

Audio Recording: WAV, AAC, AMR

Video Playback: MKV, MOV, MP4, H.265(HEVC), AVI, WMV, TS, 3GP, FLV, WEBM

Video Recording: MP4

Image Viewing: JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF

Image Output: JPEG

OnePlus 6 Connectivity and LTE Band Information

CategorySpecification
ConnectivityWi-Fi: 2×2 MIMO, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz/5GHz

Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, with Qualcomm aptX & aptX HD support

NFC: Yes

Positioning: GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo

LTE FeaturesSupports 4xCA, 64QAM, 256QAM & 4x4MIMO.

Supports up to DL CAT16 (1Gbps)/UL CAT13 (150Mbps) depending on carrier.

LTE Bands – NA/EUFDD LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/32/66/71

TDD LTE: Band 34/38/39/40/41

TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39

UMTS(WCDMA): Band 1/2/4/5/8/9/19

CDMA: BC0/BC1

GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

LTE Bands – CN/INFDD LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/66

TDD LTE: Band 34/38/39/40/41

TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39

UMTS(WCDMA): Band 1/2/4/5/8/9/19

CDMA: BC0/BC1

GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

OnePlus 6 Design

On the front, you’re greeted by a large 6.28-inch 19:9 Full Optic AMOLED display. It’s the largest display of any OnePlus device, but the overall form factor is similar to the OnePlus 5T. There’s one key difference between the two devices, however: The OnePlus 6 has a display notch. We knew it was coming for the past one and a half months. You’ll be able to hide the notch via software, but it’s there. It’s part of the design—you either take it or leave it. Now that we’ve gotten that out-of-the-way, let’s talk about the actual design of the device.

In a departure from earlier models, the 6 will have an all-glass body. The Horizon Line is present around the edges of the phone, accentuating the curves of the device. The company claims that the reason they opted for glass is for better network connectivity (Cat. 16 LTE for 1-gigabit download speeds). For those of you concerned with the fragility of glass, the device has a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides for added protection.

Donning the bottom of the device are the bottom-firing speaker (with audio output tuned by Dirac), the 3.5mm headphone jack, and the USB Type-C port. On the left side, you’ll find the power button and volume keys. The alert slider has been moved to the right-hand side of the device. On the back, the dual cameras are aligned vertically with the dual LED flash and fingerprint scanner right underneath.

There are three color variants: Mirror Black, Midnight Black, and Silk White. The Mirror Black has a thin layer of film underneath the glass to give it a sense of depth. The Midnight Black has a matte finish with a 0.1mm-layer of film with a jagged texture to produce an S-shaped line when the phone is reflected under light. Lastly, the Silk White model is a return to the design of the OnePlus One, with a shimmering effect achieved using pearl powder.

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The device is said to be water-resistant for everyday occasions such as rain or a drop in a puddle, but the device will not withstand more extreme conditions. An exact IP rating was not offered.

OnePlus 6 Hardware

Just like earlier models, the OnePlus 6 is powered by the latest silicon from Qualcomm. Specifically, it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip which is the highest-end Qualcomm chipset currently available. The CPU is paired with the Adreno 630 GPU. According to Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 845 CPU offers 30% higher performance and 10% more power efficiency, while the GPU offers 30% high performance over its predecessor. Thus, the OnePlus 6 is marginally more powerful than the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T which are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip.

Like the OnePlus 5 and 5T, the 6 has two different RAM variants with 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM. Both are LPDDR4X RAM chips. And also like its immediate predecessors, the storage chips on the OnePlus 6 are dual-lane and based on the UFS 2.1 flash storage specification.

The battery capacity is still 3,300mAh, though the battery life on the OnePlus 5T was never really a complaint for most users. Dash Charge technology makes a return and it’s still the same fast charging technology from previous generation models. That’s not a downside, though, given the stagnation in quick charge technologies and how well Dash Charge performs.

OnePlus 6 Camera

The OnePlus 5 was the first device from the company to feature dual rear cameras. The 5T followed suit, and now the 6 is the latest to continue the trend. The primary sensor on the OnePlus 6 is a 16MP Sony IMX 519 while the secondary sensor is a 20MP Sony IMX 376K. Both have a f/1.7 aperture. On the front, there’s a lone 16MP Sony 371 with a f/2.0 aperture. Electronic image stabilization (EIS) is present on both the front sensor and the primary rear sensor, but the primary rear sensor is also augmented with optical image stabilization (OIS).

As for camera software, the device has an improved HDR algorithm called “Advanced HDR.” Portrait Mode will be available on both front and rear cameras. Bokeh effects such as circles, hearts, and stars can be added to Portrait Mode selfies. Lastly, as previously teased, this will be the first OnePlus device to feature slow-motion video recording: 1080p at 240fps and 720p at 480fps.

OnePlus 6 Slow Motion Camera

OnePlus 6 Software

The device will launch with Android 8.1 Oreo-based OxygenOS 5. That means the device will be the company’s first to have Project Treble compatibility. It’s thanks to Project Treble support that Qualcomm was able to provide an early Android P-based Board Support Package (BSP) for its partners. As a result, the OnePlus 6 will have access to Android P Developer Preview 2 immediately after launch. This is the fastest that the company has offered a new software upgrade for any of its devices, and it’s a testament to how important Treble support is going forward.

OxygenOS features such as Face Unlock, full-screen navigation gestures, Gaming Mode with network boost, system dark theme, reading mode, App Locker, screen-off gestures, expanded screenshot, and more are present.

OnePlus 6 OxygenOS Software Features

OnePlus 6 Pricing

The OnePlus 6 will be available in 3 different RAM/storage variants, though the availability for each depends on the color model. Also, devices sold in India and China have different LTE bands than models sold elsewhere (refer to the specifications posted earlier.)

Here’s a summary of the pricing for each model:

DeviceUSDEURGBP
OnePlus 6 Mirror Black (6GB RAM + 64GB storage)529519469
OnePlus 6 Mirror Black (8GB RAM + 128GB storage)579569519
OnePlus 6 Midnight Black (8GB RAM + 128GB storage)579569519
OnePlus 6 Midnight Black (8GB RAM + 256GB storage)629619569
OnePlus 6 Silk White (8GB RAM + 128GB storage) *579569519

* The Silk White is a limited edition model that will go on sale on June 5th.

OnePlus 6 Cases and Other Accessories

As always, the company will offer a selection of stylish cases to accompany the new device. Here is a table detailing the cases you can buy with the device.

CasePrice (USD)
OnePlus 6 Karbon Protective Case24.95
OnePlus 6 Sandstone Protective Case19.95
OnePlus 6 Karbon Bumper Case29.95
OnePlus 6 Ebony Wood Bumper Case29.95
OnePlus 6 Nylon Bumper Case (Black)24.95
OnePlus 6 Nylon Bumper Case (Blue)24.95

Although they’re not specific to the OnePlus 6, the newly announced Bullets Wireless earphones work nicely with them. Check out our full announcement post for more details, pictures, pricing, and availability on the Bullets Wireless.

OnePlus 6 Availability

The OnePlus 6 will be available starting May 22nd in the following regions:

OnePlus 6 Regional Availability

  • India
  • North America
    • United States
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Bulgaria
    • Croatia
    • Cyprus
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hungary
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Latvia
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Malta
    • Netherlands
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Romania
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • United Kingdom

The device will also be sold in mainland China and Hong Kong. There’s no word on whether the device will eventually be sold by U.S. carriers, though.

OnePlus 6 Availability

OnePlus 6 regional availability map.

Pop-up events will be held in Europe, North America, and India for those of you who want to get your hands on a device early. For those of you who participated in the Fast AF promotion, you’ll be able to buy the device at a discount and with additional warranty when it goes on sale on Amazon India.

If you are interested in learning more about the device, please visit the official OnePlus 6 product page. Be sure to see Mario’s hands-on initial review of the device, too! Finally, check out the official XDA forum for the device where you can discuss all of the latest news about the device while you wait, share tips and tricks, recommend accessories, and download custom ROMs, kernels, and other modifications as they become available.

Visit the OnePlus 6 Forums on XDA