The OnePlus 6 smartphone will be unveiled on May 17 in India. The company has already announced that interested users can attend the event by buying tickets for it, which will go on sale at 10PM on May 8 here. Those attending the event will also get some goodies from the company like a OnePlus Tote bag, baseball cap, a OnePlus Marvel Avengers limited edition Shirt, and more. The smartphone will be an Amazon exclusive and its Prime customers will get to buy the OnePlus 6 by accessing the sale ahead of time at 12:00 PM IST on May 21, 2018.
For purchasing tickets for the event, one needs to provide their pin-code on the OnePlus website and check if the ticket can be sent there via mail post. After that, if the pin code is accepted, you will be able to purchase the ticket, which is priced at Rs 999. One should note that the physical tickets, which will be sent via mail, are required for getting access to the venue and the attendees will get reserved seating, early hands-on experience with the OnePlus 6 and the aforementioned exclusive OnePlus goodies. The tickets will not be available for purchase at the venue and those who do buy the tickets will need to check-in 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, arrive 30 minutes before the event commences and carry their photo-ID proof with them to get entry. You can read the detailed terms and conditions here.
Almost everything regarding the specifications of the OnePlus 6 is already known. The phone was also spotted on TENAA previously, where it was revealed featuring a 6.28-inch full HD+ AMOLED display with a 1080x2280p resolution. As we already know, the device will be running on the latest Snapdragon 845 SoC and come with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. The listing shows a 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage variant of the handset.
It is seen running on Android 8.1 Oreo and is powered by a 3300mAh battery, which is same as the OnePlus 5T. In the camera department, the OnePlus 6 could feature a dual 12MP + 16MP sensors on the rear and on the front, come with a 16MP camera. We already know that the device will sport a notch on top of the display, which can also be hidden using a compatibility mode.
OnePlus has also announced a OnePlus 6 x Marvel Avengers Limited Edition smartphone, which will be launched alongside the regular OnePlus 6. This was announced soon after the company’s collaboration with Marvel Studios and the Limited Edition smartphone is said to feature a “unique” textured rear panel. An image of the device’s retail box has also been leaked by Slashleaks, giving an idea of what new design changes it could sport. The box is dark grey in colour and features a glossy Avengers logo in the center, the etching on which looks like a kevlar pattern. It’s speculated that the Limited Edition OnePlus 6 could feature a kevlar finish on the rear panel.
Some new hands-on images of the OnePlus 6 also recently leaked online, displaying the front of the device with an 18:9 display and the notch. In another image that captures the bottom edge of the device, it is seen featuring the speaker grill, headphones jack, and the USB Type-C port. The alert slider can also be seen above the volume rocker on the smartphone, which is in contrast to the previous rumours of the change in the slider’s position. The company itself has teased that it could be splash or waterproof and could come with gesture-based controls as well.
Pete Lau, OnePlus Founder and CEO has also posted the first official camera samples captured from the smartphone. He showcased the bokeh performance and daylight shots from the smartphone’s camera, but the meta-data from the images was removed so that no details of the device’s camera setup can be known. Lau also later revealed in a blog post that the standard variant of the device will feature a glass rear panel with five printed layers of Nanotech Coating. It’s not clear if the smartphone will support wireless charging.