Sci-tech

OnePlus 6 will debut on 16 May in London

OnePlus 6 will debut on 16 May in London

OnePlus has been teasing the handset and confirming its features for the last few weeks.

Now, the company has confirmed on its Twitter that the OnePlus 6 will launch on May 16th in London.

Early Bird tickets cost £16 (€18) and are on sale between now and 20:00 BST on 27 April. We will get to know more details once the company sends out the press invites.

The phone is set to be available from May 21 for Indians from Amazon India but having purchased a OnePlus 5T from there past year it isn't that hard to purchase from there, although the mail forwarding situation isn't as easy. The page lets fans sign up for updates regarding the upcoming device with the "Notify Me" button. The India of OnePlus 6 launch will be a day later, on May 17, in Mumbai. The OnePlus 6 with a glass back will be better able to compete with Apple's iPhone X and Samsung's Galaxy S9, both of which sport a glass back. Some had suggested that perhaps the company would opt for a ceramic back but that's not going to be the case. Lau published a lengthy blog post explaining the decision behind the change in design.

The OnePlus 6 is also expected to come with a glass back which indicates towards a new feature that OnePlus fans have been demanding for a long time, wireless charging. He says that OnePlus works with the aim of keeping product design honest so that the design speaks for itself. According to the most recent leaks online, those design cues will include a headphone jack, which is set to be retained. Just like its predecessors, OnePlus 6 is going to be big on performance with top-of-the-line specifications such as Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor and 8GB of RAM. Regarding internal storage, the OnePlus 6 may pack 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of internal storage. On the optics front, we may see enhancements to its Dual Camera set-up on the back and 20MP front camera for selfies. OnePlus has confirmed the rumors regarding it's partnering with Marvel for Avengers themed OnePlus 6.