OnePlus and Amazon has now confirmed that the upcoming flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 6 will be exclusive to the e-commerce portal in India. Amazon India also sent out a press statement today confirming that the ‘Notify Me’ button for the OnePlus 6 will go live at 12:00 AM on April 22. This news will not surprise many because OnePlus has been exclusive to Amazon since its entry to the Indian market. OnePlus has been aggressively teasing the OnePlus 6 on social media platforms, and the phone is expected to go official in the first week of May, but there’s no confirmation from OnePlus or Amazon on the same.
The OnePlus 6 is expected to retail in India starting at Rs 34,999 for the base 6GB RAM and 64GB storage model. The confirmed features of the OnePlus 6 are the notch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, advanced gesture controls, water resistance and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
OnePlus is also teasing the OxygenOS software platform on the OnePlus 6. It has already confirmed that users will be able to hide the notch on the OnePlus 6 using the software and the overall interface will be faster than before. ‘Speed’ is something which OnePlus has constantly been after and the OnePlus 6 is promised to be the faster OnePlus smartphone till date.
Just yesterday, OnePlus tweeted that they’re going with different materials for the OnePlus 6. So it’s now confirmed that the device will not feature a metal body and it’s expected to come with a Ceramic back. Xiaomi is already using the ceramic back on its Mi Mix series, and it’s no surprise if OnePlus chooses it. If OnePlus chooses the Ceramic back, it will also give a chance to the operator to add wireless charging feature.
While OnePlus already confirmed that the OnePlus 6 would be a waterproof smartphone, the company tight-lipped on the existence of wireless charging.