OnePlus 6 will finally become official at an event in London today. The smartphone will be the first flagship device for 2018 from the Chinese smartphone maker and will compete with the likes of Honor 10, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S, Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, Google Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 and P20 Pro and the iPhone X. With OnePlus 6, OnePlus is teasing the smartphone to be more powerful than its predecessor.
Since the launch of OnePlus One in 2014, the Chinese hardware startup has grown to become one of the sought after smartphone brands. It has differentiated itself as the flagship killer by offering premium design and flagship-grade specifications at a competitive price. However, in the past few years, OnePlus flagships have become more expensive than in the past and the OnePlus 6 is said to be its most expensive product yet. The leaks so far have already revealed the complete specifications and features of the smartphone. With Honor 10 launched yesterday offering competitive specifications, OnePlus 6 definitely has some competition even before its official launch.
OnePlus 6 launch: How to watch the live stream
OnePlus 6 will be officially unveiled at an event being held in London. The launch is set to kickstart at 5 PM BST and the live stream should begin at 9.30PM IST in India. The event will be streamed live from London on OnePlus’ Facebook page and YouTube channel. The company is using the hashtag #OnePlus6 for its social posts and will be hosting country-specific launch events in China and India tomorrow.
A leaked listing from Amazon Germany revealed that OnePlus 6 will start at €519 (approximately Rs 41,800) for the base model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. The model with 128GB storage is said to be priced at €569 (approximately Rs 45,800). The pricing does seem higher than its predecessor but we will have to wait and see how the company prices it here in India.