OnePlus 6 Quick Review
OnePlus 6 will soon get new Android update with Google August security update and bug-fox screen flickering issueibTimes, India/Sami Khan

OnePlus is planning to roll out a new update for the current flagship OnePlus 6 in coming days, the company has said in its weekly (edition 242) report.

Last month, several OnePlus 6 owners had complained that their flagship phone's screen flicker when adaptive screen mode is on. It is particularly annoying when watching a video on the phone as it would flutter even on a slight movement in the air. It is more discernible when the screen background is white or any bright colour.

The company while announcing that OnePlus 3 will get Android P (later in the year), and open beta for OnePlus 5 series, said it intends to release the software patch to OnePlus 6.

"We have noticed feedback from some users regarding the adaptive brightness feature on the OnePlus 6, it will be optimized in the next OTA update. (to be released very soon!)," OnePlus Forum admin said.

In addition to the bug-fix, the OTA update is expected to include Google's latest August 2018 security patch.

This is one of the hallmarks of OnePlus that makes the customers stay loyal to the brand and it's no wonder that, the company has managed to outrank big players such as Apple and Samsung in India to become country's top premium (above Rs 30,000) phone brand in India.

The company has reportedly sold a million OnePlus 6 units in just 22 days and India, the world's fastest and second biggest market, accounted 1/3rd of the OnePlus' revenue.

Barring the flickering issue, OnePlus 6 is still a compelling device to buy. It is one of the most cost-effective phones in the market. If you are residing in India and happen to be an ICICI Bank (credit/debit) card user, you can avail discounts up to Rs 1,500 on the device.

If you are ready to trade in your old device, then you can also claim up to Rs 14,900. To sum up, he or she can save up to Rs 16,500 and get a OnePlus 6 base model (6GB RAM+64GB storage) for just Rs 18,599 against the MRP: Rs 34,999.

OnePlus 6 Quick Review
OnePlus 6 is being offered with discounts in IndiaIBTimes, India/Sami Khan

This offer is also valid on 8GB RAM+128GB storage (Rs 39,999) and 8GB RAM+256GB storage (Rs 43,999) models.

OnePlus 6 sports a 6.2-inch full HD+ (2160x1080p) screen with 19:9 aspect ratio. It comes with an Apple iPhone X-like notch on top of the display, which houses a 20MP sensor with face unlock capability.

It boasts rear dual-camera 16MP+20MP with an F1.7 aperture in the centre and a fingerprint sensor below it for easy access to the finger to unlock screen and also act as a shutter button to take a selfie.

Other stipulated specifications include Android Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.1, a 3,300mAh battery with new Dash Charge technology and support Bluetooth v5.0, NFC (Near Field Communication) and other standard connectivity features.

Key specifications of OnePlus 6:

Model OnePlus 6
Display 6.28-inch full HD+ (2280x1080p) Optic AMOLED screen with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Aspect ratio: 19:9
  • Support: sRGB, DCI-P3, Adaptive Mode, Reading Mode, Night Mode, Always-on Display, Lift Up Display
OS Android Oreo-based OxygenOS
Processor 10nm class 2.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core CPU
GPU Adreno 630
Storage 64GB/128GB/256GB
  • Main: 16MP with Sony IMX519 sensor, 1.22 µm pixel size, Optical Image Stabilisation, CDAF (Contrast Detection Auto Focus), F1.7 aperture + 20MP with Sony IMX376K, F1.7 aperture, 1.0µm pixel size, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) with dual-LED flash, Portrait, Pro mode, Panorama, HDR, HQ, Dynamic, Denoise, Clear Image, RAW image
  • Front: 16MP with Sony IMX371 sensor, 1.0µm pixel size, Fixed focus, F2.0 aperture, Portrait, HDR, Screen flash, smile capture, face beauty
  • 4K video at 30/60 fps
  • 1080p video at 30/60 fps
  • 720p resolution at 30 fps
  • Super Slow Motion:
  • 1080p video at 240fps, 720p video at 480 fps
  • Time-lapse
  • Video editor
Battery 3,300mAh (non-removable) with Dash Charge (5V 4A)
Network 4G-LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)
Add-ons Dual-SIM slots (Type: Nano + Nano), Fingerprint sensor, Face unlock, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac: dual-band: 2/4G/5GHz; 2x2 MIMO), Type C USB v2.0, NFC (Near Field Communication), GPS/GLONASS, Haptic vibration motor, RGB LED notification light, Alert slider, bottom-facing speaker, 2-microphone with noise cancellation, Dirac HD Sound, Dirac Power Sound, 3.5mm audio jack, nano coating for protection against water splashes
Dimensions 155.7x75.4x7.75 mm
Weight 177g
Colours Mirror Black/ Midnight Black/ Silk White/ Marvel Avengers
  • 6GB RAM+64GB: Rs 34,999
  • 8GB RAM+128GB: Rs 39,999
  • Silk White (8GB RAM+128GB): Rs 39,999
  • Amber Red(8GB RAM+128GB): Rs 39,999
  • Midnight Black (8GB RAM+256GB): Rs 43,999
  • Marvel Avengers edition with 8GB RAM + 256GB storage: Rs 44,999 (no longer available)

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