OnePlus made its name creating beautiful phones with terrific specs, sold for a fraction of the cost of other major flagships. The upcoming OnePlus 6 should continue that trend, but what will it look like? How much will it cost?
OnePlus threw a bit of a curve ball a year ago when it skipped over the number four in its device naming trend. The OnePlus 3 was followed up with the OnePlus 3T, followed by the OnePlus 5. It turns out, the number four is considered unlucky in China, so the Chinese company skipped it.
There’s no evidence suggesting OnePlus will skip over the number six too, so we can assume with relative certainty the next phone from the company will be the OnePlus 6.
The OEM also hinted that the phone will be called the OnePlus 6 in a recent tweet with the rather unsubtle caption “6et ready!”. Going along with OnePlus’ model number trends, the OnePlus 6 will likely be given the model number A6000.We also know OnePlus is not working on a successor to the OnePlus X (though many want one) so the chances of the next phone being something like a OnePlus X2 are highly unlikely. As for release date, the rumor mill is churning awfully early in the year this time around. OnePlus’ trend has been to release a new entry in the line, five months later update it with a “T” model, then release a new entry seven months after that. The OnePlus 3 came out in June 2016, and the OnePlus 3T dropped in November that same year. The OnePlus 5 came out in June 2017, and the OnePlus 5T dropped in November 2017.
The Dash Charge feature on all OnePlus devices since the OnePlus 3, which promises “a day’s power in half an hour,” is one of the company’s most-loved and distinctive features. OnePlus may be waiting for the ability to use some form of fast-charging technology wirelessly before rolling out a capable device.
While it’s possible that OnePlus is readying a variant made of glass, no other valid rumors point to a glass back. Even if the photos are legit, they might depict an early prototype design.
The OnePlus 6 will feature the latest Qualcomm chipset, the Snapdragon 845. Each iteration of OnePlus’ devices have featured the most recent Qualcomm chipset, so it was pretty much a given, but OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed the SoC, while also suggesting that it will feature 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of onboard storage.
OnePlus has already started boasting that the phone will offer “the speed you need“, so it’s fair to assume the OnePlus 6 will be a general powerhouse just like its predecessor, and with those purported specs it’s not hard to see why.