OnePlus revealed its latest smartphone — the OnePlus 6 — on Wednesday during an event in London.
With the new model, you’re getting the latest specs for 2018 and some new design elements, but overall, the OnePlus 6 is a minor update from its predecessor, the OnePlus 5T.
OnePlus has consistently offered top Android specs and performance for significantly lower price tags than the competition from big names like Samsung, Apple, and LG. It appears to be the same for the OnePlus 6, but the company has slowly been raising the price after every new release over the last few years.
The OnePlus 6 starts at $530 in the US, and it’ll become available to buy starting on May 22.
We spent some hands-on time with the new phone — check out our first impressions of the OnePlus 6:
Here it is, the OnePlus 6.
Inside the OnePlus 6 are all the specs you’d expect and find in a premium, high-end Android smartphone in 2018. That includes:
– The latest Snapdragon 845 processor from chipmaker Qualcomm for speedy performance.
– 6GB to 8GB of RAM for running lots of apps in the background and keeping performance smooth.
– A large 6.28-inch display.
– A premium design with narrow bezels around the display.
– A dual-camera system.
– Facial recognition to unlock the phone.
– Quick charging.
– A decently large 3,300mAh battery.
There might be a couple specs that could put you off, but they really shouldn’t.
Eagle-eyed readers might notice that OnePlus is sticking to a 1080p resolution for its displays compared to the 1440p resolution you’ll find on most high-end Android phones. That means the OnePlus 6 doesn’t match other high-end Android phones in screen resolution, but it was never a problem during my short time with the device so far. In fact, I never even noticed that it was a lower resolution than the 1440p Galaxy S9 Plus I’ve been using recently.
You might also notice that OnePlus still hasn’t obtained official water resistance ratings for the OnePlus 6. However, the company is confident that the OnePlus 6 can resist common water splashes, like rain.
And yes, it has a notch.
The notch was confirmed before the OnePlus 6’s announcement by the company’s co-founders. So anyone who was interested in buying the new OnePlus phone had some time to get used to the idea if they don’t like the notch on other devices, like the iPhone X.