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Up until now, there were many rumours and speculations about the OnePlus 6 and its existence. In the last few days, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed that the OnePlus 6 is coming with a notch. And now, the company has released an official teaser which says ‘speed you need 6’, which hints towards the imminent launch of the smartphone.

The OnePlus 6 will be the next flagship smartphone from the Chinese smartphone maker. OnePlus has been known to produce low-cost flagship smartphones with almost stock OxygenOS based on the latest Android version. However, according to a recent report, the OnePlus 6 could be the costliest OnePlus smartphone ever with a price of about Rs 34000 for the base variant. The OnePlus 6 is expected to have a glass back and a 19:9 display with a notch should explain the price hike of the device.

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.

OnePlus 6

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.

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