The hype regarding OnePlus 6 has reached new height with the leaked images, live teasers from the company much ahead of its launch to be scheduled on 17 May.
These leaks and renders have come via CompareRaja and tipster OnLeaks and reveal of a tall edge-to-edge display with a notch on top and a chin on the bottom. On the rear view, a new vertical placement of the dual camera setup sits just above a pill-shaped fingerprint sensor. While the bottom of the frame remains unchanged compared to the OnePlus 5T, there is also a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port and single speaker grille along with some rearrangement of buttons on the right and left the side. Notably, it looks like the OnePlus 6 would have the iconic Alert Slider placed on the right side of the frame above the power button, while the left side would just have the volume controls and dual-SIM tray.
The leaks also suggest that the Alert Slider may have more functionalities rather than simply switching between Ringer, Do Not Disturb and Silent. In fact, one of the teasers also states that the Alert Slider would have a ‘Slide to Focus’ option which is likely a camera-related feature that could allow users to use the slider to manually adjust the focus.
Unlike the metal unibody design of the OnePlus 5T, the upcoming OnePlus 6 would also sport a glass back, which has also been teased in the past. The glass back suggests the phone might allow for wireless charging, but nothing has been confirmed as of now. It does seem unlikely though as the company is touting a faster Dash Charge 2.0 support and would presumably want consumers to use that fast charging feature rather than to opt for a slower wireless charging.
So, to round up what the OnePlus 6 is expected to bring to the table, as per the reports and the latest leak by CompareRaja state that the flagship would sport a 6.28-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. The phone would also be powered by the latest Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with Adreno 630 GPU. As far as memory and storage options go, in all probability, the phone would be offered in 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB options.
The OnePlus 6 should be backed by Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box which means it should come with the iPhone X-like gesture navigation feature. Following Google, I/O 2018, OnePlus confirmed that the OnePlus 6 would get Android P Beta, along with a stable build as and when it officially rolls out. The phone would likely house a 3,300mAh battery and OnePlus has also teased water resistance.
The OnePlus 6 would be an Amazon exclusive phone when it goes on sale in India from May 22. Amazon Prime subscribers would get an early access sale of the flagship on May 21 and the company has also planned pop-up events across several cities on that date.