OnePlus 6 tops benchmark chart, iPhone X-like notch highly likely

OnePlus 6 tops benchmark chart, iPhone X-like notch highly likely
Last week, we saw a couple of photos that allegedly showed a OnePlus 6 prototype, revealing an iPhone X-like notch on the front, and a glossy back panel. Now, newly leaked details seem to be confirming the existence of a notch on OnePlus’ upcoming flagship smartphone.

Android Central has obtained a couple of screenshots reportedly showing AnTuTu benchmark results from the OnePlus 6 (model number OnePlus A6000). The handset’s overall score, 276,510, is the highest ever recorded on this particular benchmarking program. The score is slightly higher than the one recently registered by a mysterious Xiaomi phone powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. Most probably, this means the OnePlus 6 is also using a Snapdragon 845 processor, though that shouldn’t surprise anyone, as all previous OnePlus phones have relied on the latest available Qualcomm chipsets.  

Of course, a high benchmark score doesn’t necessarily mean a flawless user experience, so it remains to be seen how the OnePlus 6 compares to its predecessor (OnePlus 5T, pictured above), or to other flagship smartphones of 2018. 

As you’ll notice below, the display of the OnePlus 6 is super tall. The existence of all that empty space at the top (in the middle) only makes sense if there’s a notch there separating the system clock from the icons on the right (SIM cards and battery). Overall, the display should have an 18:9 aspect ratio, and the real, final OnePlus 6 could look like this Oppo R15 (OnePlus and Oppo are sub-brands of the same company, and have shared phone designs in the past).

The OnePlus 6 might be officially unveiled as soon as this month, although it’s more likely that OnePlus will announce the device sometime later - possibly in, or around June, thus about one year after introducing the OnePlus 5. We’ll be here to let you know more about the upcoming handset as soon as new info is available. 

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  • Display 6.3" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

So they moved the time to the left, leaving even less space for notifications. They may have the highest score (which I care about absolutely nothing), but if they introduce a notch, they lost a customer in me. Saw this video confirming the Mi Mix 2s with a small notch in the top right corner. While not perfect, I rather buy something like that.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Link to the vid? I wanna see that Mi Mix 2s notch up close.

5. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

To be fair, it bothers me more than I expected. But less than a full on notch.

11. fyah_king unregistered

I like the essential notch the best.

12. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Looks really good imo. The notch isn't too distracting, at least in the web browser. Too bad that vid looked like it was shot on a freaking potato.

14. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

For me, apart from looking better than a big centred notch, is real estate. I often have a lot of notifications open during the day and this notch doesn't get in the way of showing them. But if the mi mix 2s checks my other demands, it might be next device.

17. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Can't wait for tech to evolve and give us something like the SVPER concept phone. I really liked that design and idea.

19. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Now that's nerd porn. Now I'm kinda curious what comes after the "bezeless" phase of smartphone evolution. Once the bezels are totally gone... what comes next?

21. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Perhaps get rid of the phone entirely. The Phone/OS runs on your watch, the GUI or interface will sync to a display near you. Might be the contact lenses you wear to show the info you need. Go home and it shows on a glass wall near you. Or sit on the couch with a glass slate that shows you your interface if you need more work done. While everything is run on the wearable on your wrist.

22. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

With the uprise of self driving cars, I think more and more smart stuff will come to cars as well. AR windows (so you don't have to look at boring country sides ;)). Cars will be designed like small living rooms or workspaces.

26. fyah_king unregistered

Hopefully, they shrink those big black borders.

31. Sparkxster

Posts: 1228; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Gorgeous concept :-)

29. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Mo ANTUTU, Geek bench 4 please... Most of these android manufacturers cheat in antutu benchmark.

30. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Don't care for benchmarks nor if they cheat or not. Today's high end smartphones are fast enough for my needs. Don't give a sh!t about 10% faster.

10. Phonehex

Posts: 763; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

I honestly don't care too much about the notch , but the Mi Mix 2s side / Corner notch is just TERRIBLE. Apple's notch looks a million times better than that ugly corner Mi Mix 2s !

15. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

That's your opinion, I think otherwise (although both still bother me). But Apple's version would get in the way of notifications (at least on Android), so if I have to choose, I would go with Xiaomi's notch. A million times better eh, Apple fan perhaps?

23. Man_Utd

Posts: 185; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

I've been a huge fan of Xiaomi's Mix phones though I've never owed one. Their placement for the front facing camera beats everyone's design hands down. I watch a lot a TV on the go. Having the small cutout of the Xiaomi would be way better than the notch of the iPhone. If the FPS is integrated into the screen and it comes with top-notch (no pun intended) rear cameras, I might have to give Xiaomi a try.

35. motosh2k

Posts: 1; Member since: May 17, 2018

Then go for the alternative. What i Know is that there has not been any phone released this year without it's own fans and vows! This onePlus 6 went all the way to let you decide if you want the notch or not... then what else do human being want? Maybe some people will from now going forward choose to design their own devices from start to finish! Case closed...

3. Poptart2828

Posts: 395; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

The vivo apex will be mass produced later this year and that's the phone that I'm most looking for since its the one without that stupid notch. Opo should not include this notch. It will lose many,many fans.

20. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Vivo does not have internation UI like other chinese brands. You probably wont find any alternative rom for the device.

6. yalokiy

Posts: 997; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

About 12% more than s9+ exynos version, not sure s9+ wasn't preheated before though. Anyway, slight synthetic performance advantage is not enough for "the best" crown.

7. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

I don't understand what are the useful things with noth!!

8. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

And in the other news Apple is removing notch from the successor of iPhone X... What will these Chinese OEM's will do now? Would they also be removing the notch from their next iteration phones? I feel like this is tight slap from Apple on face of every chinese OEM's & LG who are embracing the notch.

9. ebilcake

Posts: 1229; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Notch = deal breaker. They will lose customers.

13. fyah_king unregistered

I have two notch phones. The essential phone and my LG V20.:)

16. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I have the V20 as well and it's far from a notch. It's a second display that does not interrupt the regular full display.

18. Stormrider

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

The notch is a compromise and is a workaround that is not practical, not to mention, incredibly unsightly, there's absolutely no point in mimicking such a thing. It's mind boggling to see all companies copying them, you can't help but despise them. Did I mention the headphone jack removal?

25. tiz_meh

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

No notch for me period. I stick with Sony or Samsung then.

27. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

OnePlus should stop turning themselves into Copy cat.

28. Cyclone99

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 21, 2016

Of course they come out ahead in benchmarks. OP cheats on them until they do. Does anybody care about Android benchmarks anymore?

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