OnePlus 6 / 5T: here is what it could look like


The next OnePlus phone - the OnePlus 6 or the OnePlus 5T - could be coming soon, and while OnePlus has managed to keep leaks to a minimum, there are a few things that we know that paint a quite detailed picture of the upcoming phone.

So what does the OnePlus 6 look like and what are its specs and features?

The OnePlus 6 is likely to have a 6-inch 18:9 display in a body that is as wide, but a bit taller than the 5.5-inch OnePlus 5, and yes, it will keep that useful headphone jack.

The headphone jack is actually one of the giveaways that a new OnePlus phone is coming. Last year, some three weeks before the launch of the 3T, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei asked his Twitter followers whether they like headphone jacks. He got an overwhelming "yes!" response, and the 3T launched soon after with the headphone jack. This year, Pei ran the same poll anew and got even more people to vote with a similarly conclusive "yes" score.

There is more evidence that the OnePlus 6 is coming soon: the OnePlus 5 has been out of stock in the US for a few days, and is available in limited quantities across other markets.


But more importantly: the device that might serve as the "prototype" for the OnePlus 6 is already out in China.


Here is the thing to know about OnePlus: the company is part of China's BBK Corporation that owns phone makers Oppo and Vivo, two of the biggest names in China. The OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T are all phones that take an existing Oppo / Vivo phone design, that use the same fast-charging technology and that use the same camera engineering, but rather than using the mid-range chips that Oppo and Vivo use, OnePlus equips its phones with top-level Snapdragon processors. The reason for this seems simple: the Chinese market is much more competitive in terms of price and by using a mid-range chip, Oppo / Vivo can sell its devices even cheaper, without taking a huge hit to performance.

So with all this said, welcome the OnePlus 6... oh sorry, we meant, the Vivo X20:


So yes, this is not really the OnePlus 6, but there is a very high probability that the next OnePlus phone will have the exact same size, design and features like the afore-pictured Vivo X20.


The two key new features of the phone are the 18:9 screen, which is narrower and taller than before, with tinier bezels and a very high screen-to-body ratio. The other interesting new feature is face recognition that comes in addition to a rear-positioned fingerprint scanner. Keep in mind, that recent OnePlus phones have their fingerprint on the front, so this will be a new thing for OnePlus.

The big question remains whether OnePlus will wait for that new Snapdragon 845 that is being rumored, or whether it will decide that the new screen and face unlock are enough of an innovation for its next model.

OnePlus 6 / 5T price and release date


We do not have any specific information about the price and release of the next OnePlus, but we know this: last year, OnePlus unveiled its flagship OnePlus 3 in the middle of June 2016, and followed up with the OnePlus 3T just five months later in the middle of November 2016. This year, the OnePlus 5 was unveiled in June as well, and November is not too far off. This, the limited availability of the current model and the recent poll by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei about the headphone jack suggest OnePlus is gearing up to launch its new phone.

And give industry trends and the OnePlus internal dynamics, we expect it to be slightly more expensive than before. Here is our guess:

  • OnePlus 6 / 5T 64GB: $520
  • OnePlus 6 / 5T 128GB: $580

These prices will still be significantly lower than all of OnePlus' competitors. Let's see if we're right.


reference: Images courtesy of Anzhuo China

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25 Comments

2. Mr.mobile

Posts: 130; Member since: Mar 09, 2017

No no no one plus please dont make onther one plus 5T your fans will be cheated by u dont make it bring one plus 6 next year at march 2018 with these specs -snapdragon 845. 128GB 8GB DDR4X Ram -6" inch screen with bezel less desgin 78% screen to body ratio -Full metal unidody desgin 7000series aluminium -Front under the glass fingerprint scanner -12MP Daul rear camera with dual ois -8MP Front with flash and ois -3500mah battery quick charger 4+ runs dash charger 2.0 0-100% in 70mintues -Stero speakers like iphone 7+ -ip68 dust and water resistance Price $500

15. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

All of that in $500? You're a crazy 14 years old.

16. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

But the screen is "only" 1080p. So yeah, maybe.

19. Xilam unregistered

1st world problems. Imagine the battery savings though.

20. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Oh totally. Those screen specs look fantastic to me, but I'd want them in a V30-sized body.

23. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

roldefol While mere humans like me just want a V30...lol!

28. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Well, what I really really want is a Pixel XL that looks exactly like the V30, but without the all-glass back. Cuz I have many first-world problems.

22. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Xilam Same battery as iphone 8 noob edition !

17. EnigmaticPsychotic

Posts: 70; Member since: Nov 26, 2013

Dear Mr. Mobile, What the hell is an 845? ~ Snapdragon

3. fyah_king unregistered

This might bring me back to oneplus. I've been waiting for a new look and big screen from them.

5. Tondern

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

WOW some random design mockup and a spec sheet that anyone on this site could have written is so news worthy! THANK YOU.

10. worldpeace

Posts: 3133; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Not random mockup, it's just VIVO X20

18. Xilam unregistered

Or the back of iPhone7.

24. Victor.H

Posts: 1062; Member since: May 27, 2011

Yep, absolutely worthless. Funny how right after I wrote this, a new report has surfaced leaking the OnePlus 5T from China. Guess what it says? 6" screen, 18:9 aspect ratio.

6. Sparkxster

Posts: 1228; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

OnePlus don't do another 3T. Wait for the next high level Snapdragon and put in ip67 water resistance, wireless charging, upgraded camera, near bezelless design, and make it unlocked for all carriers.

7. Cat97

Posts: 1890; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

This could be a phone actually worth having.

8. KonSkl

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 03, 2016

Nice clickbait.... There is no Oneplus 5T/6. Come again next May... Really low of you iPhone arena

25. Victor.H

Posts: 1062; Member since: May 27, 2011

Let's wait and see. You might be surprised.

9. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

This news coming from GizmoChina which in past have very accurte predicetion, and yes for 6 inch screnn , there should be at least 4000mah battery . Why not Carl , have another poll of battery size , voting will be like 1000:0

26. Victor.H

Posts: 1062; Member since: May 27, 2011

No, this does not come from GizmoChina. The GizmoChina report appeared right after my article, which is based on logic.

11. BGChicago

Posts: 225; Member since: Nov 16, 2014

Please, stop this madness with the huge screens = uncomfortable to hold, drains more and more battery and so on.

12. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

I think bezelless, Dual OIS and SD845 will be the prime features on next year's phone. Whether they can finally match the quality of Samsung and Google's cameras will remain to be seen.

13. AronWunarso

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Almost all 2017 flagships looks like the same. Kinda boring to see all OEM only bring one design.

14. Teldar

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

I'm still using my One. Still mostly happy with it. Id like a new phone but I think OnePlus is pricing themselves away from what they started as. I'm not looking for a $600 phone with some mediocre version of android. If I wanted to pay that I would but a Samsung.

29. hightower8655

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 13, 2013

Oneplus is a nice product. Haters

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