OnePlus Confirms That The OnePlus 6 Will Have A Glass Back
The launch of the OnePlus 6 seems closer than ever despite the company keeping the launch date under wraps. OnePlus has, slowly, unveiled a few key details about the OnePlus 6 over the past few weeks. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei started it off by confirming the OnePlus 6 will have an iPhone X like notch. Now, Pete Lau, the other co-founder of OnePlus has confirmed that the OnePlus 6 will have a glass back.
— OnePlus (@oneplus) April 20, 2018
This will be a departure from previous OnePlus devices which have had an aluminium unibody build and design. The OnePlus X being the only exception which also had an all-glass design. According to OnePlus, its team design team tested over 70 glass prototypes before selecting the best one.
OnePlus 6’s glass back contains five printed layers of Nanotech Coating, a first in the smartphone industry. The phone has five layers of Nanotech Coating instead of three, even though the degree of separation between each layer is extremely subtle and tough to discern as the additional layers give the back of the device a stronger impression of depth.
In the statement, however, OnePlus did not confirm whether a glass back also means the presence of wireless charging. Last year, OnePlus conceded that it believed DashCharge technology was superior to wireless charging. However, with such a drastic design shift, it appears that OnePlus would want to justify that by adding such a crowd favourite feature.
The OnePlus 6, so far, seems like a sizeable upgrade over the OnePlus 5/5T. OnePlus has also confirmed that 6 will be water resistant. This is another feature that a lot of consumers have asked for but, so far, OnePlus has maintained that its DashCharge technology is superior to the current wireless charging technology.
The smartphone has also been confirmed to be an Amazon exclusive smartphone in India, like its predecessors. However, like it did with the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T, the 6 will also, eventually, make its way to offline stores as OnePlus is now trying to capture a market that strays away from shopping online.
We expect OnePlus to unravel a few more details about the upcoming smartphone before its official launch. Stay tuned for more updates.