Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus is going to launch its next-gen flagship smartphone at some point in the coming months, which explains why we’re seeing so many leaks lately.
In case you haven’t noticed, 2018 is shaping up to be the year of the iPhone X clones, as countless Asian-based Android device-makers have already unveiled, or plan to soon launch, smartphones that have all-screen-with-notch designs.
Oppo, a major smartphone seller in China, but one not everybody is familiar with, just unveiled the Oppo R15, its first iPhone X clone. What’s so special about this phone? Well, we expect the OnePlus 6 to look a lot like the iPhone X, but also like this particular Oppo creation.
That’s because we’ve seen this particular sequence of events last year. The OnePlus 5 copies the iPhone 7, but also the Oppo R11. That’s because OnePlus is an Oppo subsidiary, and Oppo CEO Pete Lau was once an Oppo top exec.
As you can see in these images, the Oppo R15 isn’t entirely an iPhone X ripoff. The phone’s display doesn’t extend to all four corners, and the rear camera isn’t positioned vertically, although it is indeed a dual-lens shooter.
Now, a new report sheds some light on the specs of the OnePlus 6, and they’re exactly what we’ve been expecting.
Without even looking at the following spreadsheet, I could tell you that the OnePlus 6 should have an all-screen design with an 18:9 aspect ratio, a Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB or 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of storage, and a dual camera setup on the back. The phone should also feature a fingerprint sensor on the back, like its predecessor.
The document above, obtained be Techslize, paints exactly the same picture, adding even more details. The OnePlus 6 (OnePlus A6000) should have a 6.28-inch AMOLED display with 2280 x 1080 resolution, Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, dual-lens camera on the back with F/1.7 apertures (20-megapixel and 16-megapixel sensors), 20-megapixel selfie camera with F/2.0 aperture, and 3,450 mAh battery.
The phone is just 7.5mm thick and weighs 175g, the document says, while the underlying operating system is Android 8.1 Oreo. There’s no way of verifying the leak at this time, but, like I said, these specs make plenty of sense for any 2018 Android flagship, let alone a next-gen phone from OnePlus.
As for the design, we do expect the OnePlus 6 to clone the Oppo R15, which, in turn, clones the iPhone X, notch and all. Then again, it’s becoming difficult to find any Android phone maker that isn’t copying the iPhone X.
Another news, OnePlus has officially ended sales of the OnePlus 5T in the United States. The Chinese company only launched the OnePlus 5T back in November, acting as a slightly upgraded version of the original OnePlus 5. However, just over four months since its launch, the device is now listed as being out of stock and, according to OnePlus, this stock status is now a permanent thing.