The Red Edition with gold highlights look both classy and bold Image: Twitter
OnePlus has officially launched the OnePlus 6 Red Edition in India priced at Rs 39,999. The device is basically a red-coloured variant of the OnePlus 6 flagship phone with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The variant will go on sale in the country starting July 16 through the official OnePlus website and OnePlus's e-commerce partner Amazon.
The Red Edition has a bright metallic red glass back highlighted by a mirror-like fingerprint sensor with a slightly darker red hue. The company claims the design involves optical coating, evaporative film and six panels of glass. According to OnePlus, the technique has never been used to design smartphones before, and it allows light to enter into the deepest layer before reflecting out, which brings out the vibrant colour even more.
To recall, the OnePlus 6 was launched back in May in Midnight Black and Mirror Black colour options. The Marvel Avengers Special Edition, with a black carbon fibre textured back, followed later in the same month. The Silk White variant was unveiled earlier this month.
Other than the colour, the specifications of the Red Edition is exactly the same as the other variants.
OnePlus 6 specifications
The OnePlus 6 sports a 6.28-inch fullHD+ Full Optic AMOLED display with 1080x2280 resolution. The screen has a 19:9 aspect ratio and boasts 84 per cent screen-to-body ratio, courtesy of an Apple iPhone X-like top notch to house the front camera and sensors. Users have the option to hide the notch through the settings menu. The display is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and features the powerful Adreno 630 GPU. The OnePlus 6 will be available in three RAM/Storage combinations, namely 6GB/64GB, 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB.
On the camera front, the device comes with a 16MP+20MP rear camera setup equipped with OIS, EIS, HDR, Portrait Mode and a dual-LED flash. The device is capable of Slow Motion video recording at 480 fps. The phone comes with a Smart Capture mode to automatically optimise camera settings according to conditions, as well as a native video editing app.
The 16MP front shooter has EIS and supports Portrait mode powered bu advanced AI algorithm to correctly judge the depth of field (DoF). OnePlus claims that the front camera can be used to unlock the phone in 0.4 seconds using Face Unlock feature. The fingerprint sensor returns and is situated just under the vertically placed dual cameras on the back. The device also packs a 3,300mAh battery capable of Dash Charge.
The dual-SIM (Nano) phone will ship with an OxygenOS 5.1 ROM based on Android 8.1 Oreo but an Android P Beta build has also been made available.
OnePlus 6 256GB Midnight Black variant announced for India
OnePlus also recently announced that the premium 8GB RAM and 256GB storage variant of the OnePlus 6, available in Midnight Black colour, will go on sale in India starting July 14 priced at Rs 43,999. The Marvel Avengers Edition with the same RAM/storage configuration was priced at Rs 44,999 but the variant was a limited edition.