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OnePlus 6 Officially Announced! – Still the Mid-Range King?

written by Dominic Gomez May 17, 2018
Front and back of oneplus 6 shown from the side

After a few months of speculation, the OnePlus 6 was officially announced. When focus started to shift toward the newest phone in the OnePlus lineup, of course the rumors started to swirl. I think the one I read that was most out there was the removal of the headphone jack. Surely OnePlus wouldn’t get rid of that, would they? They were so proud of it on the OnePlus 5, they wouldn’t remove it from the follow-up, would they? I mean no one would do that. Right, Google?


Let’s face it, this is pretty much the reason why you’re here right? I won’t ramble and just get to it.

  • 6.28″ AMOLED Display (I spy a notch…that damn notch)
  • Snapdragon 845 (can’t say I didn’t see this coming)
  • 16MP (Front) 16/20MP (Rear) (These are Sony sensors, that’s a good thing)
  • 6GB or 8GB RAM (yes you read that right)
  • 64/128/256GB Storage (256GB storage on a phone is insane)
  • 3300mAh Battery
  • Daily water resistance (whatever that means)
  • HEADPHONE JACK (it’s a sad day when I have to include this on a spec sheet)

The overall specs are respectable. A bit predictable, but respectable to say the least.


I’m mostly talking about the rear camera(s). It is a dual camera setup 16 and 20MP and both have a 1.7 Aperture. The main reason I wanted to give this its own section, even if its short, is the super slo-mo. You’ll get 240fps at 1080p and 480fps at 720p. Seeing how Samsung got up to 960fps at 720p I just feel like 480fps might be a bit fast to have the title super.

Overall Design

OnePlus 6 full body

The OnePlus 6 looks like just about any phone out there. I call it a glass sandwich. You have glass on top, metal in the middle, and glass on the bottom. Because it is glass, this makes the phone very fragile. I don’t care what anyone says about how durable it is, if you drop it it’s going to break. End of story. With that, there is no wireless charging. This makes no difference to me, but to a lot of people, it can be a deal breaker. I don’t know why you would go with the glass sandwich design and not include wireless charging.

Pricing and Availability

Pricing for the OnePlus 6 lineup

Huge, just huge. 8GB RAM and 256GB Storage for $629 and will be available to order on May 22nd. HTC will be announcing their newest phone on the 23rd. If they can’t compete with this pricing, let’s just say it won’t be a good day for team HTC.


The pricing on this phone is absolutely insane. I didn’t see an SD card slot, but with 256GB storage, I don’t think many people would need one. You’re getting a flagship phone at the very top of mid-range pricing. I personally don’t see how OnePlus doesn’t hit one out of the park with this phone.

Will you be getting one? When the highest spec model sells out, will you wait for the restock? Let us know in the comments!

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