OnePlus 6 Release Date, Price & Specification Rumours

OnePlus will finally take control of availability issues with the upcoming OnePlus 6, but will some seriously powerful hardware and its own take on Face ID be able to sway you from its rivals? We outline rumours on the OnePlus 6 launch date, price and specifications.

OnePlus used to be the phone maker only geeks had heard of, and the difficulty of actually getting hold of one of its devices only added to their appeal. That's all set to change with the upcoming OnePlus 6, but even without its exclusivity the OnePlus 6 will have the goods to win over users: having already bested Samsung's specs, this flagship killer now has Apple in its sights.

Face ID, which debuted with the iPhone X in September, is a biometric authentication facial recognition feature that replaces the Touch ID fingerprint scanner. 'Borderless' circa-18:9 displays are becoming more common in smartphones, especially flagships, but devoting almost the entire front surface of the phone leaves the annoying issue of where do you put the fingerprint scanner. For those who don't want to stick it on the rear there's now the option to embed it in the display, or to use an iris scanner. 

The OnePlus 5T already supports face-recognition, but it's not secure enough to be used with mobile payments. Android Marvel reports that OnePlus will boost its existing tech to rival Face ID, enabled with the use of a front-facing infrared 3D camera module that works even in the dark. This will be in the top bezel, it claims, and you won't see any iPhone X-style 'notch' in the upcoming OnePlus 6.

As before we'd expect to see an 18:9 full-HD (2160x1080) Optic AMOLED screen, 6- or 8GB of RAM, and 64- or 128GB of storage. New, though, will be the addition of the 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, which makes vast savings on efficiency while offering a boost to performance.

We'll bring you more news on the OnePlus 6 specification as we hear it.

When is the OnePlus 6 release date?

In 2017 OnePlus announced two new flagships: the OnePlus 5 on 20 June, and an enhanced OnePlus 5T just five months later on 16 November. We're on track for a similar schedule in 2018, although the OnePlus 6 could come slightly earlier to better position itself against rivals coming at MWC in February, and to make the gap between each release more equal.

OnePlus has simply confirmed that the OnePlus 6 will arrive in Q2 2018, though that could be any time between 1 April and 30 June. We'd expect to see a June launch.

How much will the OnePlus 6 cost?

Both the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T had a £449 RRP for the entry-model in the UK, so expect more of the same in 2018.

At least in the US, the OnePlus 6 should prove a lot easier to get hold of than previous OnePlus handsets with the company in talks with major US networks. In the UK we expect to see O2 once again offer the new OnePlus phone on contracts.

Read next: Best new phones coming in 2018.

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