In an event held in London on May 16, the One Plus’ much awaited phone OnePlus 6 was launched globally revealing its price and specifications. And now the phone has been introduced in UAE as well, with Souq.com taking the lead. Over the past few years the leading online retailer of Middle East has become a platform for new products with mobile phones being no exception.
However, there has been no official launch of OnePlus 6 in UAE, but Souq.com can be a place for any phone enthusiast looking out for a phone carrying latest specifications in a much affordable range and Souq offers add to the brownie points.
Souq.com – OnePlus 6 Pricing
The OnePlus 6 phone is available on pre order on Souq.com along with free shipping. There are four variants of the phone and the lowest priced model with basic configurations is available at 2,199 AED. Check out the other variants below:
|OnePlus 6 Dual Sim – 256 GB, 8GB RAM, 4G LTE (Midnight Black and Mirror Black)||2,699 AED|
|OnePlus 6 Dual Sim – 128GB, 8GB RAM, 4G LTE (Midnight Black and Mirror Black)||2,399 AED|
|OnePlus 6 Dual Sim – 64GB, 6GB RAM, 4G LTE (Midnight Black and Mirror Black)||2,399 AED|
|OnePlus 6 Dual Sim – 128GB, 8GB RAM, 4G LTE, Mirror Black (Midnight Black and Mirror Black)||2,199 AED|
Get one year warranty and damage protection at 108 AED; two years warranty at 108 AED and two years warranty and damage protection at 144 AED only on making a purchase from Souq.com. The online retailer has started delivering OnePlus 6 to its pre-ordered customers. All variants are available in two colours of Midnight Black and Mirror Black.
The Silk White variant is still not out for sale in UAE or anywhere else, but can be expected anytime later. UAE won’t even see the introduction of OnePlus 6 Marvel Avenger Special Edition for some time and have been officially launched in China and India only.
OnePlus 6: Specifications
The OnePlus 6 Dual Sim smartphone comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 front and back. Its smooth rounded glass corners give it an impressive look. It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform. Both 6GB RAM and 8 GB RAM gives it speed with faster multi-tasking interface. The big 6.28inch Optic AMOLED display with 2280 x 1080 pixels resolution offers an amazing viewing experience.
The flagship killer is definitely win-win case on the photography front. It features 16MP (front) and 20MP (rear) cameras that support Optical Image Stabilization technology. This smartphone is fuelled by a 3300mAh battery. The OxygenOS provides smart software optimization and smooth experience.
|Storage||64GB, 128GB and 256GB|
|RAM||6GB and 8GB|
|Camera||16 MP front camera + 20 MP main camera|
|Operating System||OxygenOS based on Android™ Oreo|
|Processor||Snapdragon™ 845 Qualcomm®|
OnePlus 6 seems to be the Big Daddy in town and it certainly stands out in terms of design, performance and camera quality. It doesn’t look or feel out of place when compared to its counterparts. Not only this, the OnePlus 6 is an impressive improvement over its predecessor, the OnePlus 5.
What we have as a replacement is an attractive design, solid camera and not just a cosmetic update with minor changes when it comes to specifications. The software is versatile and latest which is significant, if you are looking for longevity. It comes with a new processor, corning Gorilla screen, latest display and contemporary looks, almost competing with iPhone X (Review), Samsung Galaxy S9+ (Review), and Sony Xperia XZ2. Surprisingly, the cost has increased marginally when compared to its predecessor.
OnePlus features Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and rear in each of its variants. The three variants give a different feel owing to its excellent construction quality. While OnePlus claims to have introduced a “water resistant” smartphone, there’s no official IPxx rating to prove the same.
When compared to other flagship phones in this range, the OnePlus 6’s major shortcomings an IP-rated weatherproof body, wireless charging, an HDR screen, stereo speakers, 3D face or iris recognition, Artificial Intelligence enhancements and HDR video recording. The camera performance is not that promising and battery life could have been better.