The flagship killer maker OnePlus is all set to launch the top-end smartphone of 2018. This is confirmed when the company has announced invite bookings on the website. The company has decided to launch the OnePlus 6 smartphone in India on May 17, while the handset will make its debut in London on May 16.
The invites were available at a price of Rs. 999, which includes a voucher of the same price i.e. Rs. 999 that can be redeemed while shopping OnePlus products. Besides the attendees will get a Cash Cannon, a OnePlus Notebook, a Marvel Avengers cap, a OnePlus tote bag, and a Marvel Avengers t-shirt.
After making the invite sale live, the invites, for the launch event of OnePlus on May 17 at NSCI Dome in Mumbai, went out of stock in just half day. Besides, OnePluse reported that more than one million users registered as notify me on the OnePlus 6 Amazon.in listing.
Recently, the Indian brand ambassador of the company, Amitabh Bachchan accidentally tweeted his picture with the OnePlus CEO, Pete Lau on Monday.
In the picture, Mr. Bachchan was sitting on a couch with the CEO and both of them was holding the upcoming OnePlus 6 smartphone in black and white color variants, respectively. Later the Bollywood star deleted the post from his twitter handle, however, a few moments later the same tweet was again posted with a different image. The tweet reads, “T 2798 – Always a pleasure meeting
@petelau2007. Looking forward to attending the #OnePlus6 launch event on May 17 🙂 Launch Invites go live today on http://oneplus.in/launch-6 at 10am sharp! Head to @OnePlus_IN for real-time updates on the launch and the invites!”
Amitabh Bachchan’s deleted tweet to OnePlus
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) May 8, 2018
Despite accidental tweeting, OnePlus on Monday released a teaser of OnePlus 6 smartphone via its Twitter handle. The teaser was showing some stunts in slow motion with a slogan ‘Let’s Slow Down Time’ and ‘Shot on OnePlus 6’. This could hint us that the upcoming OnePlus 6 handset will come with a slow-motion video capturing feature.
Additionally, the Six smartphone will be featured with a heartbeat sensor, similar to the one which was earlier seen on Samsung Galaxy S9. It was confirmed when the Chinese smartphone manufacturer shared a post on its official Weibo handle. The post is in Chinese, however, its translation reads, “Heart on the action, the youth is the time to recall once on your heart, is at what time? #YouthDay.” While the image shows a cardiogram with the graph mentioning ‘6’.
Inspired by iPhone X design, the OnePlus also will also try to attract the consumers by featuring the OnePlus 6 smartphone with a bezel-less display with a notch over the head. Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus, told The Verge in an interview that OnePlus 6 will come with an iPhone X-like notch. He explained that that notch will help in moving the whole notification bar higher up and which will offer more content on their screen. By looking at the phone from the front it will look quite similar to the iPhone X, however, the notch in the OnePlus 6 will be smaller. While the dimensions are maintained the same. ie. a 6.28-inch AMOLED display of FHD+ resolution and 19.616 mm x 7.687 mm in size.
There is also a good news for music lovers that the traditional 3.5mm jack will still be there. Pie also said in the interview with The Verge that the 3.5mm jack is not going anywhere.
— OnePlus (@oneplus) April 11, 2018
— OnePlus India (@OnePlus_IN) April 21, 2018
OnePlus 6 specs
The 6.28-inch display of OnePlus 6 is expected to come with 18.9 aspect ratio. Besides the smartphone will be bundled with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 flagship SoC, integrated with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. On the camera front, there will be a setup of a 20-megapixel primary sensor and a 16-megapixel secondary sensor at the rear, while a 16-megapixel of selfie shooter will be placed at the display notch. The OnePlus 6 smartphone will be fueled with a 3300mAh Dash Charge-compatible battery.