OnePlus 6 Will Have Advanced iPhone X Like Gestures For Navigation
OnePlus 6 is expected to launch by the end of April 2018. The prominent specifications of the smartphone have been already confirmed by the company’s CEO Pete Lau via social media posts. The company has now released a new teaser video of the OnePlus 6 on Facebook, which hints towards an iPhone X like gestures for navigation.
The trend of gesture-based navigation has picked up ever since the iPhone X was launched. In fact, companies like Xiaomi and OnePlus have already introduced gestures for navigation on their smartphones. The OnePlus 5T is the only smartphone from OnePlus, as of now, to support gesture-based navigation albeit, via Open Beta ROM. However, Xiaomi has started introducing gesture-based navigation in their new MIUI 9.5 update. The gesture-based navigation has an added advantage on devices which have a taller display, allowing users to eliminate the software navigation keys to offer a larger screen real estate to users.
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.
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.