In the past few weeks, OnePlus kind of has been on a roll. From releasing beta updates for the OnePlus 5t to embracing the Face Unlock on the OnePlus 5. The rumour mill has been quite busy too- with the OnePlus 6. Earlier this year, reports claimed that OnePlus 6 could launch in March just after the MWC 2018.
Putting all rumours to rest, OnePlus CEO, Pete Lau, in an interview given to CNET revealed that the next OnePlus phone could come late in the second quarter, in line with the OnePlus 5’s arrival last year. Also, Lau isn’t sure if OnePlus will launch two smartphones in 2018. Although they have done so in the past couple of years.
OnePlus 6 will be speedier
One of the things we know for sure about the OnePlus 6 is the inclusion of Snapdragon 845 chip. Lau didn’t say much about the upcoming flagship but he confirmed it would run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor.
“Ofcourse, there’s no other choice”, Lau said.
Samsung Galaxy S9 is likely to be the first one to use the Snapdragon 845 processor.
Other specifications haven’t been revealed yet. But rumours have it the OnePlus 6 could launch with an underglass fingerprint scanner. Afterall, it’s brother, Vivo showcased the tech in CES 2018 just a couple of days ago. Both Vivo and OnePlus are owned by one parent company so it is only fair to expect the In-Display Fingerprint Scanning tech to be a part of OnePlus 6.
Note that Lau didn’t mention the name of OnePlus’ upcoming flagship device. Going be the logic, we are assuming it to be called the OnePlus 6.
Face Unlock coming to OnePlus 3 and 3t soon
OnePlus wins praise not just for its ability to look ahead, but also to support older devices. Pei said that the OnePlus 3 and 3T would soon get a beta version of the company’s Face Unlock feature, which was introduced in the 5T.
“There’s no reason to withhold features we can easily implement,” Pei said.
Source – CNET