OnePlus 5T has been unveiled barely a month ago, but already, someone has imagined what the next flagship, OnePlus 6, would look like and it is so beautiful that you will probably don’t want to buy the OnePlus 5T now. Of course, this isn’t real. First of all, even number is not OnePlus’s norm. Any OnePlus fan would have told you that the next OnePlus is likely to be labelled ‘7’, not ‘6’. Anyways, according to Science and Knowledge, the YouTube channel responsible for this render, the concept phone was based on “latest leaks and rumors” and so, we shall take it with a huge pinch of salt, and enjoying fantasizing about it.
Aesthetically, it looks pretty much the current device (then again, isn’t that the case for almost every phone these days?), particularly, the iPhone 6/7-ish curved edge body, but now it touts a 6-inch QHD “Optic AMOLED Display” in 18:9 aspect ratio that has a higher resolution of 1,440 x 2,880 resolution. And oh, it will have rounded corners on the display too. Sweet. The bezel-less front is surrounded by aluminum frame, according to the concept video, and it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Another ‘major’ change would be the vertically laid out dual camera setup around the back which is of a 16+12 MP combo with f1.6, OIS, PDAF and dual-LED flash.
As for the front, it will get a 16MP shooter as found in the current flagship. Under the hood, it is expected to flaunt the “latest” Qualcomm chip, the Snapdragon 845, backed by Adreno 540 graphics, and comes in a choice of 6 or 8 GB RAM and 64/128/256 GB onboard storage. It will also support OnePlus Dash Charge which will swiftly get the 3,950 mAh battery topped. Finally, there’s the 3.5 mm audio jack which OnePlus is expected to continue to retain, a fingerprint sensor at the rear (a switch started with the current flagship), and then, there is, of course, the Type C port for charging and data transfer.
What makes this concept realistic is, it adheres closely to the current flagship which, more often than not, is the case. In other words, it is not so radical that it can’t be true. Obviously, it is not going to be exactly like this, both in looks and specs, but like I said, it gives us the opportunity to fantasize. Skip ahead for the aforementioned video.