OnePlus released a new teaser for their 2018 Flagship Killer, the OnePlus 6. The Chinese manufacturer has already started building the hype around the phone through a 4-second short teaser, which says “speed you need”. It also confirms the this year’s flagship killer will be called OnePlus 6.

Earlier this week, Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus, has admitted that the OnePlus 6 will feature a notch on the front. He also explained the reason why the company chose to go with a notch design. He stated it was because they could fit all the required sensors, notification LED, camera and the earpiece in a tiny 19.62 x 7.69 mm area, they’ve decided to go with the notch to save up some screen space, which could instead be used for the status bar. The notch on the upcoming OnePlus 6 is larger than the one on the Essential Phone but is smaller than the iPhone X’s notch. He also stated that the company didn’t want to compromise on front-facing camera’s quality by using a smaller camera.

The OnePlus 6 is said to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and is said to launch in mid-late June, which was confirmed by Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus. The phone is also said come with a woodgrain finish variant for the back, which does to resemble a phone skin, from image shared by the popular leakster Evan Blass. The photo also gave away other information about the OnePlus 6 as well, including the presence of a 3.5mm headphone jack and also have a type-c port which should support OnePlus’s this year’s dash charge technology.

Additionally, Pete Lau has confirmed that the upcoming flagship is going to feature a 256 GB storage variant with 8 GB of RAM, today in the OnePlus forum. The company posted an image which reads “Our pursuit of burdenless speed.” on the forum. The company’s R&D team has a specialized team called the Team FSE (Fast, Stable, Efficient) whose sole focus is to maximize the power of their flagships and make the user experience better.

The phone is also said to cost $50 (₹ 3260) more than the launch price of 5T (base variant), in China, which brings the rumored price of the base 64 GB model to $525 (₹ 34,220), with pricier storage upgrades. The 128 GB model is said to cost $ 600 (₹ 39,100), and 256 GB variant is expected to be around $700 (₹ 45,620).

The phone should feature a vertically mounted dual camera combination on the rear with a fingerprint scanner underneath it. The cameras on the rear are expected to be a 20 MP + 16 MP cameras with a f/1.7 aperture lens on both the cameras. The Selfie camera on the phone is a 20 MP f/2.0 shooter.

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