The OnePlus 6 with glass design confirmed, purple variant possibly on the way

The OnePlus 6 with glass design confirmed, purple variant possibly on the way
The OnePlus 6 will officially boast a glass construction. A number of previous leaks have pointed towards a new glass build that would allow for wireless charging support, but OnePlus had so far refused to confirm this. Now, however, with the latest rumors pointing towards a mid-May launch, the new glass build has been officially confirmed by the company.

Speaking through the company’s official product forums, co-founder and CEO Pete Lau confirmed that the upcoming OnePlus 6 would finally make the move over to a glass construction, with the new design centered around creating what he calls a “premium-hand feel” and a “sense of value.” In fact, the CEO states that OnePlus tested over 70 different prototypes before finalizing the end result. Speaking of which, Pete Lau mentions that the new glass boasts five layers of Nanotech Coating instead of the usual three, which should give the rear panel more depth, and it also features a slight curve that the smartphone brand dubs “horizon line.”

In addition to explaining the design process, a teaser image of the device also accompanies the post, showing off what looks to be a purple-colored variant, which appears to resemble the Lilac color seen on Samsung’s Galaxy S9 lineup. Other design details include an aluminum frame complete with antenna bands near the corners of the device and a USB Type-C connector present on the bottom of the device alongside a bottom-firing speaker.

OnePlus is yet to confirm an official unveil date for the upcoming OnePlus 6, but the latest information points towards a May 18 unveiling. In any case, on the inside, the new phone is expected to feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 alongside 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, although other variants will reportedly be available.

source: OnePlus

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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. Cat97

Posts: 1933; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

What about plastic ? Much more durable, and allows any type of charging you want. Glass construction is the single most stupid idea regarding smartphone materials.

2. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

but is "premium"

10. DolmioMan

Posts: 335; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Plastic also flexes and scratches easier, it just doesn’t make the phone look as nice.

11. CandyBar

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 08, 2017

Does looking through a shattered screen make viewing more pleasant?

13. DolmioMan

Posts: 335; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Pro tip: Don’t drop your phone.

14. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

what are you talking about? changing the body material won't save the screen.

3. limona

Posts: 72; Member since: May 19, 2017

I wonder what happened to the grey wooden back that leaked by evan blass a month ago. I know that it is possible to use compressed wood and I liked the phone on this photo very much.

4. NateDiaz

Posts: 1090; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Apple inspired honest design, Samsung inspired Purple color, 50 dollars price increase, sales ain't gonna smash any record this year

5. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

OnePlus design team: sir what is our design inspiration for oneplus 6? Carl Pei: Copy iPhone.

7. Farcaster

Posts: 162; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

This year, it's copy Samsung (purple color, curved glass back, slim sides). Next year, maybe iPhone again.

6. Farcaster

Posts: 162; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

They sure know how to insight controversy. The Samsung ripoff along with their assertion of having an "honest" design is shameless and mind-boggling.

8. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Can't wait to see what their glass design looks like. Also hope there is a ceramic back version.

9. surethom

Posts: 1719; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

100% always prefer plastic back the glass back.

12. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Why are all phones starting to look alike? Pretty soon the only difference will be a users preference of OS/UI and few software differences and camera options.

15. Karriope

Posts: 148; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Never Settle? Yeah, I'm not settling for a phone that looks like Fragile Glass Sandwich #4,251.

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