Planning to buy the new OnePlus 6? Well, there must be hundreds of questions doing the rounds in your head right now. Questions ranging from the camera specifications to device variants, not to mention the specs of its beefy processor. With so much of information floating around, we decided to take up the important task of cutting through the clutter.
We have curated the most frequently asked questions and facts about the OnePlus 6 to help you get a clear picture.
As it's going to be a long one, let's jump straight in.
1. What Are the Specifications of the OnePlus 6?
Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630
6GB/64GB, 8GB/128GB, 8GB/256GB UFS 2.1
155.70 x 75.40 x 7.75
6.3-inch OLED Display
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Yes, Bluetooth 5
2. What Is the Camera Configuration of the OnePlus 6 Camera?
Rear Primary Camera
16 MP (f/1.7 and 1.22µm)
Rear Secondary Camera
20 MP (f/1.7 and 1.0µm)
OIS and EIS
Slow Motion Videos
16-MP (f/2.0 and 1.0µm)
3. What are its Display Specs?
The OnePlus 6 sports an Optic AMOLED display set in a 6.3-inch FHD+ screen with 19:9 aspect ratio.
4. What Are the Available Variants of the OnePlus 6?
The OnePlus 6 is available in three variants of 64GB, 128GB, and 256 GB. The base variant is priced at $529 (Rs 34,999) and the 8GB / 128GB variant will retail at $579 (Rs 39,999). The limited-edition 8GB / 256GB variant will be priced at $629 (Rs 44,999).
5. Does It Support Both LTE and VoLTE Networks?
Yes, the phone supports both LTE and VoLTE networks.
6. Can the Notch be Hidden?
The OnePlus 6 is the first OnePlus phone to sport the now-popular notch. But thankfully, it can be hidden.
The notch-hiding tweak will arrive in a software update after the initial release of the phone.
7. Does the Phone have OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)?
Yes, the OnePlus 6 comes with dual OIS for the rear cameras. The OIS will help you shoot stable and wobble-free videos and will reduce blur in photos.
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8. What Are the New Camera Features?
The OnePlus 6 will now let you capture portraits even through the front shooter. What's more, the phone lets you turn the bokeh into a variety of shapes.
Apart from that, the company has increased the size of the sensors by 19% which lets in more light, thus resulting in brighter pictures.
9. Has the Alert Slider Been Moved?
Yes, the Alert Slider has moved from the left edge of the phone to the right. The slider can now toggle between Ring, Vibrate and Silent.
10. Does it Have a Headphone Jack?
Thankfully, the OnePlus 6 has retained the 3.5mm headphone jack, unlike a few of its competitors like the Google Pixel 2 and the iPhone X.
10. Does it Support Wireless Charging?
No, the OnePlus 6 doesn't support wireless charging, even though the body is made of glass.
OnePlus said that the inclusion of wireless charging would have increased the cost of the phone.
11. What Are the Features of the Snapdragon 845 Processor?
The Snapdragon 845, a flagship processor from Qualcomm, is a 64-bit octa-core chip and uses Samsung's 10-nm design process. It boasts 25% boost in performance when compared to last year's Snapdragon 835.
Apart from that, the Snapdragon 845 debuts with the Qualcomm Spectra 280 ISP which will be responsible for improved color, pixel quality, and accuracy. Plus, its the first processor to support 4K HDR video capability.
12. Does it have Face Unlock?
Yes, the OnePlus 6 has Face Unlock. The new facial recognition system uses over 100 points to map the face and is claimed to be the fastest amongst its peers.
13. Does it have Dual Slots for SIM Cards?
Yes, the OnePlus 6 is a dual SIM phone.
14. Is the OnePlus 6 Waterproof?
The OnePlus 6 is water resistant, instead of being waterproof. OnePlus has beefed up the water protection around the phone by sealing the gaps between the screen and the battery cover and using waterproofing material in the headphone jack and fingerprint scanner.
Though it can survive a drop in a puddle of water, however, if you take it swimming along with you, you'll probably be visiting the service center soon!
This is not the first time that OnePlus hasn't waterproofed its devices. If you recall, even last year's flagship was just splash-proof.
15. What is the Android Version on the OnePlus 6?
The OnePlus 6 runs Oxygen OS skin on top of Android Oreo 8.1. It's one of the few phones in the market which will let users install the developers preview of the Android P beta update.
Android P has many advantages over Android Nougat. Dashboard, App Timer, and intelligent notifications are just some of the new features.
16. Does the OnePlus 6 Have Gesture Support?
Yes, the new flagship has gesture support, which means that you can ditch the software navigation keys for gestures. Similar to the iPhone X, all you need is a few gestures to navigate around the phone.
17. How is the Oneplus 6 Better Than the OnePlus 5/5T?
One of the main areas of improvement is the processor. As we mentioned above, the Snapdragon 845 provides 25% better performance compared to the 835. Apart from that, the design of the phone has also undergone a massive change. Gone is the trademark aluminum body. Instead, the new flagship has an all-glass look with curved corners which gives it a stunning and premium look.
Plus, the rear camera has both OIS and EIS and the front shooter can now shoot portraits through behind-the-scenes software processing.
18. What Are the Features of the New Gaming Mode?
OnePlus has scaled up the Gaming Mode extensively. Now, you'll be able to limit the background process and assign data priority while gaming.
19. What Are the Features of the Bullets Wireless Earphones?
The Bullets Wireless Earphones are the first headphones from OnePlus and they sport a slew of interesting features. For starters, they support Dash Charge through USB-C, have Google Assistant integration and are water resistant.
Plus, Qualcomm's aptX codec makes for a better audio quality and a mere 10 minutes of charge can give you 5 hours of music playback. The Bullets Wireless Earphones are priced at $69 (Rs 3,999).
20. When Will the Phone go on Sale?
The OnePlus 6 will go on sale starting May 22nd directly on OnePlus’ online stores and Amazon.
Other than that, the phone will be available across a number of global pop-up events.
21. What Are the Available Colors of the OnePlus 6?
This phone will be available in three colors — Mirror Black, Midnight Black, and the limited-edition Silk White. Similar to the OnePlus 5/5T, the colors will correspond to the hardware specs.
For example, the Mirror Black color will be available on the 6GB/64GB and the 8GB/128GB variant. Silk White is a limited edition color and will only be available on the 8GB/128 GB variant while the Midnight Black option will be available on the 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB variant.
Will You Settle for it?
OnePlus has managed to keep most of the boxes ticked when it comes to features of the OnePlus 6. And we hope we have managed to answer most of your questions.
So, should you buy this phone? We will be weighing the pros and cons of this device, so don't forget to bookmark the Guiding Tech website.