The yet to be announced OnePlus 6 will be an Amazon exclusive smartphone and one can register to get notified when the device is launched.
The OnePlus 6 launch could be just around the corner as the company’s e-commerce partner in India, Amazon, has made a dedicated launch page notification webpage live for the upcoming smartphone. Users can now register to get notified when the device is launched by entering their email ID here and as soon as the device is available, they will receive all the relevant information like the price, launch offers, and availability. Amazon usually makes this service available when a device is set to launch in a couple of weeks.
The OnePlus 6 will be the company’s first 2018 flagship smartphone and the OnePlus CEO Pete Lau and the company’s co-founder Carl Pei have already revealed some of its specs. The device will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and will come with 8GB RAM and 256 internal storage. Till now, the brand had only up to 128GB ROM variants. The company has also announced a new community review program under which 15 users will be given early access to the handset for writing an “unbiased and unfiltered” review, which covers every aspect of the upcoming device. After submitting the review, one will also get to keep the smartphone. Interested users can submit an application form to get into the Lab program and submission are open until May 3, 7:30 AM IST. You can learn more about this here.
The OnePlus 6 was also seen in a mock render, which was based on the ongoing rumours of the smartphone. It shows a vertically aligned dual-rear camera setup on the rear, with a rectangular fingerprint reader, and the notch on top of the smartphone’s display. The inclusion of a notch on the smartphone’s display was said to be done for providing more screen real-estate to users, said OnePlus. However, users averse to the notch will be able to hide it using a compatibility mode, which the company says works without a hitch for the top 1000 apps on Google Play Store.
As per a recent tweet by the company, the OnePlus 6 could gain IP67 or IP68 certification as well. If this turns out to be true, this will be the first waterproof or water-resistant device by the company. Lau had recently posted the first official camera samples captured from the smartphone. Lau 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. The OnePlus 6 is also said to come with gesture support, which could be somewhat similar to the ones seen on the OnePlus 5T. It could allow users to swipe up and hold from the right or left for multitasking, swipe from the left to go back a menu and more. There could also be an added feature of drawing symbols for booting to apps directly.
Further, OnePlus has announced a partnership with Marvel Studios for the upcoming movie and it’s speculated that the same as last year, when the company launched the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition smartphone in collaboration with Disney India, there could be a special Avengers: Infinity War edition of the OnePlus 6 as well.