The OnePlus 6 is here with a notched display and improved dual-camera system

The OnePlus 6 has been one of the most hotly leaked phones in recent memory, partly thanks to the love-it-or-hate-it display notch. But it’s finally official, so you won’t have to wonder any more.

For better or worse, the device is pretty similar to what we expected. The notch is very real, but there are quite a few other improvements to the device to make up for that. The performance will be top notch thanks to best in class components, a refined design, and some other signature OnePlus features.

OnePlus is going with the Snapdragon 845 CPU paired with either 6 or 8GB of RAM, depending on which storage configuration you go with. It’s beefy, to say the least, and it’s going to handle any kind of multitasking or gaming you can throw at it.

The design has been slightly tweaked with an all glass finish, although there’s still no wireless charging here. Disappointed? Yeah, me too. It is water resistant, though, so that’s something.

Still, the phone looks really slick and will be available in midnight black, mirror black, or silk white, all of which look great in a glass design. The fingerprint scanner sits on the back of the phone beneath the dual-camera system.

Speaking of those cameras, OnePlus claims to have increased low-light performance thanks to better image sensors and optical image stabilization, and the OnePlus 6 can shoot 4k video up to 60 frames per second. There’s no shortage of fierce competition in the flagship camera department, so we’re very excited to put the OnePlus 6 camera through its paces.

Dash Charge is still here, and OnePlus has made some key improvements to the tech. Most importantly, you’ll be able to charge up your phone while gaming without throttling performance thanks to Dash Charge’s refined ability to keep your phone cool to reduce thermal throttling. That’s another feature that sounds great on paper, but we’re incredibly excited to test for ourselves.

On the software side of things, OnePlus is including some new camera features like Smart Capture that will intelligently adjust settings to create a better image for you, and Portrait Mode that will be available shortly after launch. Face Unlock makes a return, and OxygenOS has its own slew of customizations to stand on its own. You can hide the navigation bar and exclusively use gestures to get around the OS, for example.

There’s a new grayscale reading mode, a dark theme, and expanded screenshot functionality, some new security tools, and some screen off gestures. Lots to look forward to.

The device comes in the three previously mentioned colors in either 6/64GB, 8/128GB, or 8/256GB configurations. Those will run $529, $579, and $629, respectively.

Keep an eye out for Talk Android’s review on the OnePlus 6 soon, and be sure to let us know what your thoughts are below.


About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid, but the tech enthusiasm currently covers just about everything. He likes PC gaming, Lenovo's Moto Z line, and a good productivity app.