It’s impressive how that in less than five years, OnePlus has gone from releasing phones barely anyone had heard of to having a glitzy launch party at the Olympic Stadium in London. OnePlus is known for providing the flagship-grade smartphones at the price lesser than that of major smartphone brands like Apple, Samsung, or LG. Within two weeks from the global launch, OnePlus Nepal has officially announced the OnePlus 6 for the Nepali customers.
OnePlus 6 Overview
OnePlus 6 sports an all-glass design for the first time! The company’s handsets have previously used materials like sandstone, ceramic, and metal. Carl Pei, the CEO of OnePlus, says that the glass back option is “just as resilient as any of our other previous phones” thanks to the Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The Midnight Black version is made of glass but features a matte finish.
The smartphone has a 6.28-inch Full-HD+ Optic AMOLED display of 1080x2280p resolution with a pixel density of 402ppi. The 19:9 aspect ratio display with a notch, inspired by the iPhone X, fits the new trend which looks appealing while watching movies and playing games. You can hide the notch, by filling up the area with a black bar, blending it into the background, all thanks to the AMOLED panel. The front, as well as the back panel of the phone, has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The Alert-Slider has moved to the right and the volume rockers have moved to the left, just below the SIM card tray. The phone does sport a dual SIM slot but still lacks a microSD card support.
OnePlus 6 is powered by the Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC and retains the 3.5mm audio jack. The device will come with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM options and up to 256GB of onboard storage. However, only a 6GB RAM variant is currently available in Nepal. There’s a vertically-aligned dual rear camera setup, with a 16-megapixel primary sensor with OIS and a 20-megapixel secondary sensor. Both rear cameras have an f/1.7 aperture. The sensors are made by Sony and feature both OIS and EIS.
On the front, the phone has a 16-megapixel selfie camera with EIS support. OnePlus has increased the size of the 16MP sensor by 19% compared to 5T, allowing more light in, and reducing the level of noise in low light shots. The OnePlus 6 cameras also have received a few upgrades such as improved lowlight performance, better Portrait Mode effects (including on the front camera), slow-mo videos, and a video editor feature.
The handset also features Dash Charge, giving the OnePlus 6 ‘a day’s power in half an hour.’ The battery size remains the same as the OnePlus 5 and 5T though, at 3,300mAh. The phone also features software simulated face unlock and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for security. The phone is 7.75mm thick and weighs just 177 grams. The Android 8.1 Oreo-based smartphone has a more optimized custom UI, OxygenOS. The phone will also get Android P Beta for users to side-load starting from the release date.
– 6.2 inch 2280×1080 Full Optic AMOLED display with 19:9 aspect ratio
– Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon™ 845
– 6/ 8GB LPDDR4X RAM
– 64GB, 128GB or 256GB onboard storage
– Dual 16MP (f/1.7) and 20MP rear cameras with OIS+EIS, Advanced HDR
– 16 MP front shooter with ‘Portrait Mode’
– Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock
– Android 8.1 Oreo with optimized OxygenOS
– USB-C, 3.5mm headphone jack support
– Cat 16 LTE support
OnePlus 6 Price in Nepal
The OnePlus 6 is priced at Rs. 71,000! However, only the 6GB RAM variant is currently available with 64GB of onboard storage. Only one color option is available for now and there is no information about the launch of the Avengers Edition. The Mirror Black color option might seem classy but you will need a cover to protect its back glass from smudges and scratches. You can get yourself a new OnePlus 6 from Oliz Store (authorized distributor of OnePlus smartphones in Nepal). At Rs 71,000 the phone is fiercely overpriced compared to its international cost of just $529. The phone will be competing with the like of the Huawei P20 or even last year’s Samsung Galaxy S8.
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