OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6 x Marvel Avengers Edition India launch today: How to watch live stream, expected price and all you need to know
OnePlus 6 was globally unveiled yesterday during which its design and specs were officially announced. Today, the company is hosting an event in Mumbai where its price in India will be revealed. The company will also unveil the OnePlus 6 x Marvel Avengers Edition smartphone during the event. The company will be live streaming today’s event via its official YouTube channel, which is scheduled to begin at 3 PM IST. You can also watch it below. OnePlus had also sold tickets for watching the event in-person, but the tickets were sold out in under four minutes. Those attending the launch will also get some goodies from the company like a OnePlus tote bag, a baseball cap, a OnePlus Marvel Avengers Limited Edition T-shirt and more.
OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6 x Marvel Avengers Edition expected price, when and where to buy:
In terms of pricing, the OnePlus 6 comes in three variants and its 6GB RAM/64GB storage model is priced at $529 (Rs 35,810 approx), while its 8GB RAM model with 128GB and 256GB of onboard storage options costs $579 (Rs 39,195 approx) and $629 (Rs 42,580 approx) respectively. Ongoing rumours suggest that the smartphone could be priced around the same in India. The device comes in Midnight Black, Mirror Black and Silk White colour variants.
Same as the OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition, the OnePlus 6 x Marvel Avengers Edition is expected to be launched as a variant of the top-of-the-line OnePlus 6, which in though case would be the one w8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. The company teased the smartphone in a video, giving a brief look at the 19:9 display and a “unique” textured back. Its price is not known yet, but going by the standard top variant of the OnePlus 6, it might cost somewhere around Rs 45,000.
Customers will be able to purchase the OnePlus 6 from May 21 via Amazon.in, OnePlus pop-up stores and the OnePlus Experience Store in Bengaluru. The pop-up events will be held in Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Ahmedabad. During these events, customers will be able to experience and purchase the smartphone ahead of anyone else. The event will take place between 3:30 PM and 8MP on May 21, and between 11 AM and 7MP on May 22.
OnePlus 6 launch offers
Amazon was offering a Rs 1,000 cashback along with a three month extended warranty on the OnePlus 6 with the Fast AF sale which concluded yesterday. However, those who didn’t get a chance to pre-register can avail other offers while purchasing the device. Using an SBI debit or credit card, customers can avail a Rs 2,000 discount. It should be noted that this offer will be available only during the first week of the sale. Those buying the smartphone will also get an option to opt-in for up to three months of no-cost EMI option and OnePlus is also offering a complimentary 12-month accidental damage insurance by Servify, along with Amazon Prime Video gift card worth Rs 250, and discounts of up to Rs 500 while purchasing ebooks from Amazon Kindle. Idea subscribers will also get a Rs 2,200 cashback and a special device insurance with the OnePlus 6. Finally, customers will also receive benefits of up to Rs 25,000 on flight and hotel bookings from ClearTrip.
OnePlus 6 specifications
OnePlus has time and again emphasised that the OnePlus 6 is “built for speed” and yesterday, it was clear that the all-glass design is also something the company wants its customers to notice. The OnePlus 6 is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and it features a 6.28-inch Full Optic screen with a taller 19:9 display aspect ratio. It comes with an all-glass rear panel, but does not come with wireless charging support. The device runs on OxygenOS 5.1, which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo and comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint reader. It supports Face Unlock as well.
In terms of optics, the OnePlus 6 comes with two vertically stacked cameras in which one is a 20MP Sony IMX519 sensor and another is a 16MP Sony IMX376K sensor. The rear camera supports both Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) and Electronic image stabilization (EIS). The company says that the rear camera can take better portrait images as compared to its predecessors and comes with added modes and effects. In a future update, the Bokeh mode will be enabled for the front-facing camera as well. The device's camera can also capture slow motion videos, but at 480 fps and not at the rumoured frame rate of 960fps. On the front is a 16 MP sensor with a f/2.0 aperture lens.
The OnePlus 6 comes with a new built-in video editor on, which will allow one to crop, add background music and use various filters on video. The smartphone is backed by a 3300mAh battery, which supports the company's proprietary Dash Charge technology and it comes with a gaming mode, which the company says not only blocks notifications, but also boosts an app's performance by prioritising data and resources, while limiting the background processes. OnePlus will also make the latest public beta of the Android P available for the device in a few days and it will be downloadable from the company's website.
OnePlus Bullets wireless in-ear headphones
The company also launched the OnePlus Bullets wireless in-ear headphones at the event yesterday. The earbuds on the headphones are magnetic and snap together in place and when they are put together, the device is turned off to save power. When users separate the earbuds, they automatically resume audio playback and the same gesture can be used to receive a call.
The wireless headphones are also Apt-X enabled and are equipped with an “energy tube”, which is said to absorb any interfering soundwaves to deliver cleaner sound. The headphones also support fast charging and OnePlus says that it can deliver up to 5 hours of audio playback when charged for just 10 minutes. It is priced at $69 (Rs 4,672 approx) and will be available for purchase from June 5. The company could launch the device in IndiaWhere to buy 599 65 105 at the event today.