Even if the official launch is still some weeks away, certain features of the much awaited OnePlus 6 have already made their place in the public eye. After revealing that this handset would also include a notch in the screen for the camera, the company has also added certain more details this time, to add to the curiosity. Well, this time also it’s taking yet another cue from Apple iPhone X.
The first one of this includes the awaited OnePlus 6 to be backed by Snapdragon 845, i.e. the Qualcomm’s latest flagship processor, bringing speed boosts and better battery life to Android’s top phones.
Along with the Snapdragon 845 chip, the OnePlus 6 also boasts of 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. To be specific, those specs are likely for the step-up model of the OnePlus 6, which traditionally costs $60 more than the base model, but they’re impressive nonetheless. However, there have been reports that the OnePlus 6 would have a higher starting price than the 5T, which could push the 256GB version over $600.
Now, It is also a fact that it’s rare to find an Android phone with 256GB of storage, but OnePlus is one of the few phone makers that doesn’t include a slot for expandable storage. Neither does Apple, and it introduced a 256GB option in its iPhone 8 and iPhone X last year.
Storage capacity is not the only thing OnePlus 6 is borrowing from iPhone X. In a previous interview, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei regarded that, the OnePlus 6 would be sporting an increasingly-fashionable notch at the top of the screen, adding to it that, “Our notch, it will be there. I’ll be bigger than the Essential Phone, smaller than the iPhone.”
Regarding the notch, in a forum post, CEO Peter Lau added that while the users would have the option to “black-out” the entire top of the display to hide the notch, adding to it that, “We respect your feedback, and would like to give everyone the ability to choose. This function will enable you to black out the background of the notifications and status bar. It will be added in a future software update released after the launch of the OnePlus 6”.
Also, in another post announcing the specs, Lau talked about delivering a “burdenless experience” for the OnePlus 6 to create “a lasting impression of speed and smoothness, throughout all-day use.” To help accomplish that goal, OnePlus assembled a group of engineers called Team FSE (which stands for Fast, Stable, Efficient), whose sole focus, Lau says, is on “maximizing the power of our flagship devices.”
Lastly, OnePlus hasn’t yet confirmed the release date for this phone, but with so many teases, a launch appears to be imminent.