Update: The source story has been taken down as OnePlus has confirmed that this information is false.
OnePlus has been dropping a few helpful hints in the puzzle that is the OnePlus 6. The company recently confirmed its partnership with Avengers: Infinity War which could mean a special edition OnePlus 6 will launch as well. The one thing we are not certain about so far is the date of launch. There have been a lot of rumours about a possible late-April launch which would make sense, since the Avengers: Infinity War releases on April 27th worldwide. However, a new report has claimed the OnePlus 6 won’t launch in India until mid-May.
According to the report, the 6 will launch on the 18th of May in India at a starting price of Rs 39999. This contradicts a previous leak which claimed it will start at Rs 34999 in India. There will also be a special edition called the OnePlus 6 Premium, which will have 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, and is expected to be priced between Rs 44,999 – 48,999. The special edition Avengers OnePlus 6 might be available in just the 256GB storage variant. It is worth noting that OnePlus has so far, not teased a 256GB storage variant for the OnePlus 6.
The OnePlus 6, so far, seems like a sizeable upgrade over the OnePlus 5/5T. In the latest tweet by OnePlus’ official account, the company has seemingly confirmed that it will be water resistant. There are also rumours the OnePlus 6 will have an all-glass design which means the company could also introduce wireless charging. This is another feature that a lot of consumers have asked for but, so far, OnePlus has maintained that its DashCharge technology is superior to the current wireless charging technology.
The smartphone has also been confirmed to be an Amazon exclusive smartphone in India, like its predecessors. In an advertisement being shown at Cinemas in India, the last slide reveals that the 6 will be an Amazon-exclusive smartphone. However, like it did with the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T, the 6 will also, eventually, make its way to offline stores as OnePlus is now trying to capture a market that strays away from shopping online.
The launch of the OnePlus 6 seems nigh, and the anticipation around the smartphone is increasing by the day. If priced similar to the OnePlus 5T, the OnePlus 6 could be a great flagship smartphone for 2018. Stay tuned for more updates.