OnePlus has announced its latest flagship smartphone the OnePlus 6 in London, which is set for release from May 22 and will be available to buy from £469. These come in the form of scratch, burn, and bend tests.
Unlike its OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T predecessors, the OnePlus 6 is covered on the front and back with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, but the company has assured consumers that the phone's all-glass design doesn't raise questions over its durability. The new model is also touted to offer "daily water resistance", though the company hasn't revealed any IP rating to support its claim. With a full 6.28-inch 19:9 display together with a notch, offering an 84% screen-to-body ratio, the screen is obviously the biggest highlight of this device.
The OnePlus 6 comes in mirror black, midnight black and also for a limited time silk white and will operate on OnePlus' Android operating system, OxygenOS. That's indicative of most smartphones today so it's in line with the competition.
There have been a few other design tweaks too, with OnePlus shifting the Alert Slider to the right-hand side the phone, redesigning the fingerprint scanner and opting for a vertically-aligned camera on the rear of the phone.
The OnePlus 6 also stood up well to the burn test, lasting around 20 seconds at the mercy of a lighter's flame before the pixels permanently died.
In hand, the OnePlus 6 feels just as luxurious as its higher-end rivals, although we do miss the satisfying cold metal feel of the OnePlus 5T. Despite a rather surprising amount of flex, there were zero cracks or kinks.
"The metal frame is still intact and the glass remains unshadowed".