OnePlus 6 Launches May 16 With Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM And 256GB Storage

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We have been hearing about the OnePlus 6 for several months now, dating back to at least the beginning of the year when it was reported that OnePlus had initiated talks with US carriers to potentially carry its next flagship phone. Whether or not that happens remains to be seen, but we will find out soon enough—OnePlus is planning to launch the OnePlus 6 on May 16 at the Copper Box Arena in London, and on May 17 in Mumbai.

If that is the sort of thing you're interested in attending, you can purchase tickets to the event right now for $21, which represents a $20 early bird discount. OnePlus is also tossing in a free gift, along with a "goodie bag that's worth a lot more than the price of your ticket."

There are a few things we already know about the OnePlus 6. For one, OnePlus previously confirmed that its next flagship phone will wield a 6.28-inch display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. It will also have a notch on the front, as made popular by Apple and its iPhone X (and was first introduced by the Essential Phone, though it wasn't as pronounced on that handset). For better or worse, this seems to be a growing trend among Android handsets.

The OnePlus 6 will be a fully loaded smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip (SoC) underneath the hood, along with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage.

Leaked benchmarks last month showed the unreleased handset lighting things up in Geekbench. Compared to our own collection of scores in that benchmark, the leaked OnePlus 6 scores were higher than Samsung's Galaxy S9+ and every other smartphone we have ever tested, save for Apple's iPhone X.

We'll have a few list of details in a few weeks, including price, which is rumored to be $500 and up.