Update: The 256GB storage variant of the phone has been launched at Rs. 95,000 in Nepal.
OnePlus’ newly launched OnePlus 6 has finally arrived in the Nepali market. The official launch in Nepal comes just after the phone was announced a week ago in the international market. The sixth flagship from OnePlus comes with a revamped design, a powerful hardware and a bold claim of being it “The Speed you Need”.
Design and Display
The first and foremost thing that you’ll notice is that the unibody aluminum design is no more, instead, the device has a glass back. Both the front and back glasses are Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The screen is a 6.2-inch Optic AMOLED display kept at Full HD+ resolution (2280 x 1080px) which gives it a pixel density of 402ppi. With aspect ratios getting weirder and weirder day by day in order to increase the screen to body ratio, the OnePlus 6 follows a similar trend with 19:9 aspect ratio.
The camera alignment has been changed and it has been centered and aligned vertically with the fingerprint scanner right under it. The much liked and appreciated alert slider is now moved to the right, just above the power button. Dual SIM slots with no support for microSD expansion is a known fact now, but this time around however both the SIMs support LTE. The secondary noise cancellation microphone is moved to the top which previously used to be on the side of the rear camera. Fortunately, the device still retains the good old 3.5mm headphone jack.
Internals and Software
Underneath the hood, the Snapdragon 845 chipset runs the show coupled with Adreno 630 GPU. The device comes in two memory variants 6/8GB RAM with three storage options 64/128/256GB. However, the 6GB RAM variant is stuck with the 64GB storage.
Backing this all up is a 3,300mAH battery which sadly remains unchanged over its predecessor but the best in class Dash Charge is present and is as fast as ever. The major complaint about the OnePlus devices for not being water resistant still remains unaddressed, however, it is splash resistant, though not IP rated.
The device runs Oxygen OS 5.1.2 built on top of Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. Following the iPhone trail of notch implementation, the OnePlus 6 also supports gestures if you don’t want to use the on-screen navigation keys.
The cameras on the paper may seem identical to the older OnePlus 5T but it has definitely been changed. On the back, the Primary camera is a 16MP Sony IMX519 sensor with f/1.7 aperture and 1.22 micron sized pixels, the secondary camera is a 20MP Sony IMX 376K sensor with f/1.7 aperture but with 1.0 micron sized pixels.
The device can also record 1080p @ 240fps Slo-mo and supports super Slo-mo video which is 720p @ 480fps. The front camera is a 16MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture, while the company has said that front camera portrait mode will be rolled out soon via software update.
OnePlus 6 Price in Nepal
The 6GB variant of OnePlus 6 will be available in Nepal for a whopping Rs. 71,000. That’s some huge amount to pay there for a base model, considering its international price tag.
This is when the question starts rising. Is the phone even worth it? There’s no doubt about the phone’s caliber, however, aside from some slight aesthetic changes, the OnePlus 6 is not a huge upgrade to its predecessor OnePlus 5T. And most importantly the phone (OnePlus 5T) has already started to see some price drops.
Nonetheless, you still get a small benefit of a free 1000MB Ncell data for 12 months, if you somehow decide to purchase it.
So what do you think about it? Has the company really gone out of the line and priced the phone on a higher side? Will you still get your hands on the phone despite its high pricing? Let us know in the comment box.
OnePlus 6 Specs Highlight
- Display: 6.28-inch Optic AMOLED, 2280×1080 pixel resolution, 402ppi; sRGB/DCI-P3 color space support.
- Rear cameras: First camera: 16MP, Sony IMX519 sensor, 1.12µm pixel size, f/1.7 aperture, phase detection autofocus, OIS, gyro-EIS; dual-LED flash. Secondary camera: 20MP, Sony IMX376K sensor, 1.0µm pixel size, f/1.7 aperture.
- Front camera: 16MP, Sony IMX371 sensor, 1.0µm pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, gyro-EIS, Auto HDR
- OS: Android 8.1 Oreo Nougat; OxygenOS
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845; octa-core CPU Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 630 GPU.
- Memory: 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM; 64GB of UFS 2.1 storage; 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM; 128/256GB of UFS 2.1 storage
- Battery: 3,300mAh Li-Po battery; Dash Charge.
- Price in Nepal: Rs. 71,000 for 6/64GB variant.