OnePlus CEO Confirms The Presence Of A Notch On The OnePlus 6
The OnePlus 6 is the next big smartphone launch that we are all waiting for. Considering the company’s portfolio, the OnePlus 6 will have top of the line specifications with an industry-inspired design. So, the device will have a glass back, 19:9 aspect ratio display, and a notch. As a recent leak confirmed that, the phone will have a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Recently, there has been a collective outcry over the increasing trend of copying the iPhone X. Hence, OnePlus reached out to The Verge to clarify a few things. Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus told The Verge that the OnePlus 6 will indeed have a display notch. However, it has a purpose, which is not similar to the iPhone X’s notch.
Another criticism of Android smartphone makers has been the presence of a chin, despite keeping a notch. Carl Pei explained that the only reason the iPhone X doesn’t have a chin is that it has a curved display. At the bottom of each display is a ribbon for connecting it to the device’s logic board, which means a thin chin becomes necessary. Apple decided to curb that with a flexible OLED, which, even though is a great solution, it is also an expensive one.
Another interesting piece of information shared by Carl was about the design of the smartphone. Apparently, it won’t look similar to the new OPPO phone, which is great. The OnePlus 6 will launch sooner than its expected June date and will have a 90% screen-to-body ratio.
OnePlus 6 Specs
The OnePlus 6 will have a 6.28 inch Optic OLED display with 2280 x 1080 px resolution. The notch will house the earpiece, front camera, and other sensors. However, we cannot rule out the possibility of a much more advanced facial recognition technology which will require extra sensors. In such a case, not a lot of people should have an issue with the notch. Considering OnePlus’s previous devices, the OnePlus 6 will have Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection on both the sides.
Carl Pei tweeted this after The Verge published their story. However, that did not bode well with many OnePlus fans and he, later on, deleted the tweet. It appears that not everyone is ready to love the notch yet.
Under the hood, the device will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa-core chipset with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. Going by the previous leak, there might be a model with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage as well. Additionally, there will be no support for SD card.
The device will have a dual camera setup with a 16MP sensor and a 20MP low light sensor with an f/1.7 aperture on both lenses. For the front-facing camera, the device will have a 20MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture with support for Face Unlock.
The OnePlus 6 will run on Android 8.1 Oreo with custom OxygenOS on top. The device might also support gesture-based navigation similar to the iPhone X. Finally, the smartphone will have a 3450 mAh Li-ion battery with Dash Charging and possibly, wireless charging capabilities as well.