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CEO Pete Lau shares first photo samples from the OnePlus 6 camera and they look stunning

Lau shared the sample shots, taken on the Stanford campus in California

Utathya Nag utathya10 17 April 2018, 6:56 PM
OnePlus 6 will be the follow-up to the OnePlus 5T

OnePlus 6 will be the follow-up to the OnePlus 5T Image: Tapasri Saha

The OnePlus 6 is on the horizon and all eyes are on the camera setup of the smartphone, with fans expecting a major upgrade over the OnePlus 5T. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau, on Monday, gave fans a small taste of what to come by posting a few photographs, which seem to be from the OnePlus 6 camera.

Lau shared the sample shots, taken on the Stanford campus in California, on his Weibo account. Lau never explicitly mentions that these are from the Oneplus 6, but considering the EXIF data of the photos were scrubbed off before posting, it may be assumed that the shots are indeed from the upcoming smartphone.

Till now, there's been no official confirmation about the camera specifications of the upcoming device, but various leaks and rumours suggest it will be a 16MP+20MP vertically-aligned dual-camera setup on the back. Check out the pictures Lau posted.

Photo 1 OnePlus 6
Source: Weibo (Pete Lau)

 

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Source: Weibo (Pete Lau)

 

Photo 2 OnePlus 6
Source: Weibo (Pete Lau)

 

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Source: Weibo (Pete Lau)

Lau also posted a couple of portrait shots.

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Source: Weibo (Pete Lau)

It may still be early days but the initial samples look good in well-lit conditions. Low-light performance, however, is yet to be seen. The bokeh mode can be seen in action in the close-up lily shot and it seems to have been improved from the OnePlus 5T.

At a time when cameras make or break flagships, the OnePlus devices, dubbed flagship killers, need to keep up with the big-budget flagships. The OnePlus 5T had a very capable camera but couldn't quite match up to the big flagships from last year like the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ and the Apple iPhone X. With this year's S9 and Huawei P20 Pro taking smartphone cameras another step further, OnePlus has ground to make up with the OnePlus 6. However, the initial signs seem encouraging.

Recently, OnePlus, in a teaser, also confirmed that the OP6 would be water-proof or water-resistant.

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