After the success of OnePlus 5T, the Chinese smartphone player on Wednesday announced that its next flagship OnePlus 6 will be launched in India on May 17.
The new smartphone will be launched in Mumbai and those attending the event will be able to try out the device at the experience zone at the launch venue, the company said in a statement.
The device will be available for pre-bookings for Amazon Prime Members from May 21. The ‘Notify me’ page on OnePlus 6 is live on amazon.in, which is the exclusive online sales partner.
"OnePlus 6's glass design is centred around creating a 'sense of value' and 'premium hand-feel' and the glass back contains five printed layers of 'Nanotech Coating', a first in the smartphone industry," Pete Lau, Founder and CEO, OnePlus, said in a blog post.
In a statement earlier, the company revealed that OnePlus 6's glass back contains five printed layers of Nanotech Coating, which it claims is 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.
"The way glass transforms under different lighting is a particularly important challenge - the OnePlus design team tested over 70 glass prototypes before selecting the best one," Lau added.
According to leaks, the OnePlus 6 is likely to sport a 6.28-inch Full HD+ display, 8GB RAM and the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845SoC. The company also will be reportedly releasing a 256 GB variant of the smartphone. The price of the smartphone is expected to be $750, which is nearly Rs 50,000.
OnePlus 5T, powered by Snapdragon 835 chipset, was launched last year in two variants, 6GB RAM with 64GB onboard storage and 8GB RAM with 128GB internal storage, priced at Rs 32,999 and Rs 37,999, respectively.