As teased earlier, OnePlus has officially announced the OnePlus 6 Red Edition in India. the new color variant comes with “amber-like” depth and clarity, which is created by a new film coating process that’s never been attempted before in the smartphone industry which has credited the device to look elegant and at the same time a strong impression of quality and value. the company worked hard with its design team to increase the brightness of red coating and used an evaporated layer of brightening film that cost around $5 in order to make the device crystal clear with a sizeable glossy finish, and a transparent layer over the red coating.
Announcing the launch of OnePlus 6 Red Edition, OnePlus CEO, Pete Lau, said, “We believe power and attitude can be both elegant and humble, and we have strived to achieve this with the OnePlus 6 Red Edition. We worked to avoid an overly bright red color while still capturing a sense of self-confidence and positivity. Achieving the amber-like effect took several months to refine and perfect.”
The OnePlus 6 Red Edition is priced at Rs. 39,999 in India for the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. The new Edition will go on sale in the country starting from July 16.
The OnePlus 6 bears a 6.28-inch (2280 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED bezel-less display with an ‘IPhone X’ like Notch at top along with a screen-to-body ratio of 84-percent, 19:9 aspect ratio, DCI-P3 color gamut and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. it is powered by the latest Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform clocked at 2.8GHz and paired with Adreno 630 GPU. the device is available in three variants – 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.1) on-board storage, 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) on-board storage, 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM with 256GB (UFS 2.1) on-board storage. it runs on OxygenOS 5.1 which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo update and is backed by an 3,300 mAh battery with the company’s Dash Charge (5V 4A) fast charging technology which is touted to deliver a “day’s power in half an hour”. it is also said to be water resistance and said to be safe from regular water splashes. although, the company hasn’t mentioned the IP rating. the fingerprint sensor is placed on the rear can unlock the device in just 0.2 seconds.
On the optics front, the device sports dual camera setup placed vertically which is a combination of a 16-megapixel Sony IMX519 primary sensor with a 1.22-micron pixel size, F/1.7 aperture, OIS, EIS and a 20-megapixel Sony IM376K secondary sensor with 1-micron pixel size and an F/1.7 aperture. the primary sensor is 19-percent bigger than its predecessor OnePlus 5T and comes with dual-LED flash, HDR mode and Portrait mode. the company is also touting Slow Motion video recording which is capable of capturing 480 frames per second, 240 frames per second at 1080p, 4k at 60 frames per second.
On the front, it comes with an 16-megapixel selfie shooter with a Sony IMX371 sensor, 1-micron pixels, F/2.0 aperture, and EIS. it comes with all new inbuilt video editor and is also capable of offering Portrait Mode shots using a new AI algorithm to give a depth-of-field effect. the company also stated that Face Unlock feature can unlock the device in just 0.4 seconds.
Connectivity option includes Dual SIM (nano + nano), 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C and 3.5mm audio jack. it on-boards sensors including accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. it measures at 155.7×75.35×7.75 mm and weights at 177 grams.