Advanced gesture support could be coming to the OnePlus 6

Advanced gesture support could be coming to the OnePlus 6
OnePlus has teased the introduction of gesture support in the upcoming OnePlus 6. The Shenzhen, China-based company previously introduced gestures a few months back with the launch of the Android Oreo Open Beta 3 update for the OnePlus 5T. Now, however, according to a teaser first posted on the company’s Italian Facebook page, it appears the feature could come as standard on its next flagship.

The use of the caption “Speed up your experience with gestures” is perhaps the most direct indication that the feature is coming to the OnePlus 6, although the video itself does also point towards the use of various swipe actions. OnePlus is, however, yet to detail which exact gestures will be supported. If previous Open Beta updates are anything to go by, though, owners of the upcoming OnePlus 6 should expect at least three different gestures, similar to those seen on the iPhone X. These will allow users to go back to home, check out the app overview, or simply swipe a certain way to go back. Nevertheless, it’ll remain to be seen if any other gestures will be supported or if OnePlus will allow users to customize swipe gestures or even create their own. In terms of what the OnePlus 6 will bring, consumers can expect a large, bezel-less display complete with a notch up top, although this will be hideable via software trickery due to customer feedback.

Also, on the inside, CEO Pete Lau recently confirmed the inclusion of the Snapdragon 845. Furthermore, a variant with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage has been announced and, in the camera department, a dual setup is expected to adorn the rear of the device. Regarding a release date, however, nothing has been officially confirmed as of yet, but rumors point towards a late April launch.

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  • Display 6.3 inches
    2280 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Dual camera)
    16 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    OxygenOS UI



11. matistight

Posts: 1066; Member since: May 13, 2009

OnePlus One had gestures. Nothing new here.

7. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Double post can't delete.


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

same i had to enter a second comment.

6. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

I want 1+ to introduce a midrange phone with SD636/ 660 chip in their product line with 2/3year software update with a cheap price.There flagship getting expensive year by year.

5. 36dbldz

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

gestures are good as my blackberry Z10 and Z30 were great when i first used them

2. Sunbae-min

Posts: 135; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

Just another gimmick and overhype. You know those complicated gestures can't improve quality which consumers asking for. What's the use of it while their camera quality is mediocre compared to top leader like Galaxy S9? People play with productivity, not with hype.

3. Arashmahmoodi25

Posts: 133; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

I agree with u. Ppl buy productivity not hype. It's always end up with productivity...

4. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

Gestures are not gimmick at least not in iPhone. It gives feel of being fast. Gestures on iPhone X makes it more fluid and responsive. Commenting from S9+ ;)


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Your comment makes no sense, everyone has different needs and improvements and advances should cover every area of smartphone development. From your comment it's reasonable to deduce you haven't used gesture navigation before and how it improves your navigation experience 10 folds over that static useless navigation bar which requires an overdue overhaul. The navigation bar is a waste of precious screen space, using gesture navigation is very natural after a short learning period. Android should move forward using such gestures adopted by One Plus. Finally gesture navigation is far from being a gimmick.


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Android should have adopted gesture navigation long time ago probably 5 years ago.

1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 465; Member since: Sep 19, 2014


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