nePlus is getting ready to launch its next smartphone and it looks like it’s going to be important.
So far, we know the new device will be called OnePlus 6, replacing the hugely popular OnePlus 5T as the company’s next flagship phone.
The new device will be unveiled next week on May 16 in London. But before that, OnePlus fans have the option to trade in their old device to make way for the OnePlus 6.
If you live in the UK, you can trade in a OnePlus 3 or newer smartphone until the end of May through the phone manufacturer’s official website. In exchange for an old phone, you will receive a voucher of up to Â£ 205 to use on your new smartphone.
But until then, here are all the rumors and leaks that have been posted so far.
OnePlus 6: what will it look like?
Design-wise, the OnePlus 6 is said to have a larger and longer screen than previous versions.
Additionally, this means that it will copy the iPhone X with a notch at the top of the screen, moving away from the thin edges of the OnePlus 5T.
Following a data sheet leak, it looks like the new phone will have a 6.28-inch AMOLED display with 2280 x 1080 resolution.
The new device will be around 7.5mm thick and weigh just 175g. This means that it will have a larger screen than the Samsung Galaxy S9 +, while being thinner and weighing less than Samsung’s latest device.
It will have a glass back, complete with a fingerprint scanner, as the IT Home leaks confirm.
Additionally, it is believed that the OnePlus 6 will retain its headphone jack.
What will the new OnePlus 6 camera look like?
Let’s be honest, a decent camera is one of the main things people look for in a smartphone.
OnePlus always kicks it out of the park with a mega camera, and the OnePlus 6 doesn’t seem to be an exception.
On the back, the OnePlus 6 will have dual-lens cameras with F / 1.7 apertures. Both cameras will be 20 megapixels and 16 megapixels. It is the same as the OnePlus 5T for reference.
Up front, the selfie camera will be a whopping 20 megapixel.
If it’s the camera you’re interested in when it comes to smartphones, then the OnePlus 6 is really trying to compete with the new Samsung device.
How will the OnePlus 6 work?
The new device will be powered by Android 8.1 Oreo, the latest Android operating system, so no surprises here.
In a blog post, company CEO Pete Lau confirmed how the new smartphone works. We now know that the OnePlus 6 will be equipped with the Snapdragon 845 process, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
Lau says OnePlus wants to create a âreally fast and smooth user experienceâ with the OnePlus 6 to give customers a âno-load experienceâ.
These specs will work together to ensure that the OnePlus 6 works hard to deliver the best possible power, whether it’s recording 4K video or browsing Facebook.
Additionally, Lau says OnePlus wants to make sure there is a 1/1000% chance that your phone will crash, even with constant heavy use.
It’s likely that the device will have a 3,450mAh battery, along with OnePlus’ dashboard charging technology, which fully charges the smartphone in about 30 minutes. However, this has yet to be confirmed in the leaks.
How much will the OnePlus 6 cost?
OnePlus has always positioned itself as a high-end, mid-priced smartphone.
The latest device, the OnePlus 5T released last year, was priced at Â£ 449.
While the larger version, the 128GB model, could cost between Â£ 431 and Â£ 438.
We’ll have to wait for pricing confirmation later this month.
What is the release date of the OnePlus 6?
OnePlus CEO Peter Lau has confirmed that the new smartphone will arrive in the second quarter of 2018. This means that it could be any time between early April and late June.
In April, it was revealed that the OnePlus 5T was no longer on sale in North America. OnePlus has done it before – by selling off the stock of its current flagship and not releasing any in anticipation of a new device.
Additionally, the company is hosting global pop-up events around the world for early risers who want to get the new phone ahead of everyone else.
Get your hands on a new OnePlus 6, get exclusive OnePlus products and celebrate with the team who designed this exciting new device.
In London, you can celebrate all things OnePlus on May 21, between 12 p.m. and 9 p.m., at Kachette, 347 Old Street, EC1V 8LP.