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What we know about the upcoming OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6
Chinese phonemaker OnePlus is known for making premium phones with top-tier hardware and offering them at hundreds of dollars less than high-end competitors such as Apple and Samsung.
As with past years, OnePlus is expected to launch a new flagship sometime in the summer, followed by another phone with incremental updates in the fall. This time around, we're anticipating the successor to the OnePlus 5 and 5T, which OnePlus confirmed will be called the OnePlus 6.
Below are some of the most appealing rumors that have circulated so far. This is an ongoing roundup, so check back often as we update this piece when new information is unveiled.

Confirmed: OnePlus 6 will have a notch

After much speculation, OnePlus admittedthat its next phone will have a narrow black notch running across the top of its screen, similar to the iPhone X and other Android phones like the Essential PhoneHuawei P20 and Asus ZenFone 5. Phone notches typically house the camera and other front-facing sensors, and are the focus of impassioned debate among phone design fans.

Confirmed: It'll have the Snapdragon 845 chip

On OnePlus' forum, the company said that the OnePlus 6 will have a Snapdragon 845 chipset from Qualcomm, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. This is the same processor the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus have, and it offers a handful of new updatesincluding better image and video processing, 3D mapping for facial recognition and much, much faster speeds -- the latter of which OnePlus emphasized with the tweet below:

Confirmed: OnePlus 6 will have a notch

After much speculation, OnePlus admittedthat its next phone will have a narrow black notch running across the top of its screen, similar to the iPhone X and other Android phones like the Essential PhoneHuawei P20 and Asus ZenFone 5. Phone notches typically house the camera and other front-facing sensors, and are the focus of impassioned debate among phone design fans.

Confirmed: It'll have the Snapdragon 845 chip

On OnePlus' forum, the company said that the OnePlus 6 will have a Snapdragon 845 chipset from Qualcomm, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. This is the same processor the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus have, and it offers a handful of new updates in better image and video processing, 3D mapping for facial recognition and much, much faster speeds -- the latter of which OnePlus emphasized with the tweet .

Confirmed: The phone will have a bigger screen

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei also confirmed that the phone will have the largest screen of any OnePlus phone before it, while its overall size will not increase. Apparent leaked specs measure the screen at 6.2 inches. The phone will also have a bottom bezel (aka chin).

Confirmed: OnePlus will launch in Q2

In January, CEO Pete Lau confirmed the OnePlus 6 will be available late in the second quarter. Last year, the OnePlus 5 launched in June, so we should expect the same timeline with its successor.

Confirmed: It won't look exactly like the Oppo R15

OnePlus and another phonemaker, Oppo, are owned by the same company, BBK Electronics. Because of this connection, many Oppo and OnePlus phones look similar. Last year's OnePlus 5 looked almost exactly like the Oppo R11, for example, and the next OnePlus 5T was similar to the Oppo R11S
So when Oppo announced the Oppo R15, it was safe to assume that the next OnePlus 6 would look the same. But Pei promises that the OnePlus 6 will look different. How different, we're not sure, but at least they won't be identical twins.

The OnePlus 6 will probably be super fast


Before OnePlus confirmed the Snapdragon 845 spec, users on the benchmarking site Geekbench spotted what is believed to be benchmark scores for the OnePlus 6. The test revealed the phone to be faster than the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.
The device is listed as model number "NS P7819," which matches a number of unconfirmed leaked images of the OnePlus 6.
It may cost half as much as the iPhone XI In an anonymous post on the Chinese social media site Weibo, the OnePlus 6's price is listed at $749. But before you do a spit take, the same list reported that the 256GB iPhone X cost "$1,517." Whether it refers to US, Canadian, Singaporean or Australian dollars, that's not quite right.
So while it's not clear what currency these prices are listed at, we can guess that the OnePlus 6 will be around half the price of the iPhone X. That puts the phone at around $575, £575 or AU$915.

The OnePlus 6 will likely keep its 2 rear cameras


The same Weibo post also listed the OnePlus 6 with 16- and 20-megapixel rear cameras. This would be the same setup as the current OnePlus 5T.

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