OnePlus has joined the other smartphone brands in bringing out the latest version of their flagship phone for 2018. At least a leak by Evan Blass indicates that the OnePlus 6 is on its way and the most significant aspect of the new device would be its price. OnePlus is aiming to position its top-end smartphone up there with the big ones by fixing a price of $749.
It is a gamble that can cut both ways in a competitive market place. Many of these brands try and keep their phonesâ€™ prices too low and the perception is they are not good enough in quality. OnePlus is trying to beat this perception.
As for the specifications of the new OnePlus 6, it will sport a 6.28-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2280x1080pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9.
The processor, if one were to believe the leaks, is going to be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. The CPU will be backed by a RAM of 6GB and some sources speculate there would even be another version with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.
The camera section is being rumored to have a dual camera setup in the rear, in a combination of 20MP+16MP sensors and the front camera may be fitted with a 20MP sensor for selfies. But it is in the external design and appearance that the OnePlus 6 may see some big changes.
For one, a leaked photograph of the new phone indicates that the rear panel may sport a wood-like finish and departing from the design in the previous phones the cameras are fixed in the center and not in the left corner.
A fingerprint sensor can also be seen above the brand logo in the rear panel. Some of the other physical features that can be noticed from the image include a 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port and a speaker grille and a volume rocker on the side.
Now, one has to emphasize here that almost all these details are in the form of rumors and leaks, including the price. In the Indian context it is to be seen if the approximately Rs 40,000 price point works in its favor or not. This could be the highest price any OnePlus phone has retailed at.