OnePlus 6 Launch Confirmed For May 17th
Update: The OnePlus 6 will be launched in India on the 17th of May at an event in Mumbai. The event will be live streamed on oneplus.in/launch-6 at 3 pm IST. The smartphone will subsequently go on sale on the 21st of May via Amazon at 12:00 IST.
The OnePlus 6 will officially launch in China on the 17th of May. The company has posted an official invite on its China website for the launch. Interestingly, OnePlus fans can buy tickets to the launch event, similar to what OnePlus did with the OnePlus 5T launch in India. After its official launch in China, the OnePlus 6 could launch on the 18th of May in India.
OnePlus has been slowly creating a hype around the OnePlus 6 by teasing a few interesting features on social media. So far, the company has already confirmed that the smartphone will have a notch, an all-glass build and design and run on the Snapdragon 845 chipset. We also know that the OnePlus 6 will be water resistant, although the exact certification is still not clear.
Apart from the pricing and specifications of the cameras, we pretty much know everything else about the OnePlus 6. Renders of the OnePlus 6 reveal that this time around, the dual-camera setup on the back will be placed vertically, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S9+. WIth the notch, we expect the screen-to-body ratio of the nePlus 6 to be superior to that of the 5T.
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.
In terms of pricing, there was a leak that suggested the OnePlus 6 could cost up to Rs 48999. This year, the company will launch the OnePlus 6 in three different variants. Two variants will be similar to the OnePlus 5T with 6GB/8GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage. These models will be priced between Rs 33,999- 36,999 and Rs 38,999-42,999, respectively. There will also be a special edition called the OnePlus 6 Premium, which will have 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, and is expected to be priced between Rs 44,999- 48,999.
Confirmed Images of the OP6 in a test case, defaults to Dec 31 Wed 1969, without Internet. Bottom part of the case hides the bottom bezel. Cutouts placements for slider/ volume/ power and sim tray. Notch contains camera and earpiece. This is in India. Left icon is battery saver pic.twitter.com/JDh5qeSqsK
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With the launch date now confirmed, the only thing left to do is wait. However, we expect more leaks and renders to surface online before the launch date arrives.