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OnePlus 6 Launch Date Is May 21, New Report Claims


OnePlus 6 launch date is nearing as the company has been actively teasing and confirming features of the smartphone for the past few weeks. While the date hasn’t yet been announced by OnePlus, a report has surfaced online that suggests May 21 will be when the flagship handset will be revealed to the world. If that indeed is the case, this will be the earliest OnePlus flagship launch in years as the Chinese phone maker usually announces them in June or later.

A report by GSMArena cites a reader who claims that OnePlus has sent emails to OnePlus phone owners that the upcoming flagship will be launched on May 21. Apparently the reader has been selected for trial as part of the company’s new Lab programme started last week. The report states that the email sent out to selected testers includes all terms and conditions as well as the launch.

As part of the programme, invited buyers will be able to use the OnePlus 6 before launch and be able to write detailed community reviews of the flagship. Submissions are open till 10pm EDT (7am IST) on May 2 and the final reviewer squad will be announced by 10pm EDT (7am IST) on May 12.

As for confirmed specifications, the OnePlus 6 will get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB inbuilt storage variant. Apart from that, the phone will sport a display notch – to incorporate the front camera and other sensors, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a glass back design.

Talking about rumours, however, we can expect wireless charging to be part of the package, along with a bigger battery than the one on the OnePlus 5T. Additionally, the OnePlus 6 might sport a 6.28-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio.