OnePlus 6 Camera Samples Shared by CEO Pete Lau Ahead of Wednesday Launch

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OnePlus 6 Camera Samples Shared by CEO Pete Lau Ahead of Wednesday Launch
Highlights
  • CEo Pete Lau has shared photos taken from the OnePlus 6
  • These photos hint that the smartphone's camera quality is really good
  • OnePlus is set to launch on May 17 in London

OnePlus is set to launch the OnePlus 6 on May 16 at an event in London. Ahead of that, the company's CEO Pete Lau has shared official pictures taken from the OnePlus 6 camera, giving us a glimpse of photo quality. These are the first official camera samples of the OnePlus 6 coming out of the executive's den. The smartphone is expected to sport a vertical dual camera setup and have AI features embedded in it as well.

Lau has shared these camera samples on social networking site Weibo. These four photos are meant to be a testimony to how the optics work on the OnePlus 6. The photo taken at night has little noise, while the other photos depict vivid colour, as well as good crispness, detail, and depth. All in all, looking at the photos, the camera quality of the OnePlus 6 appears to be quite good.

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OnePlus 6 Camera Sample
Photo Credit: Weibo/Pete Lau

When it comes to optics, previous rumours have suggested that the OnePlus 6 will come with a vertical dual camera setup at the back and might bear a 20-megapixel primary and a 16-megapixel secondary sensor. The front camera of the OnePlus 6 is rumoured to get a 16-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calling. OnePlus recently had also pitted its camera against the iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9, and Google Pixel 2 suggesting that the OnePlus 6 camera is better than the competition.

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OnePlus 6 Camera Sample
Photo Credit: Weibo/Pete Lau

OnePlus 6 pre-booking in India is underway, where users can buy a Rs. 1,000 gift card from Amazon to pre-book the phone. In return, Amazon offers a Rs. 1,000 cashback and three months of extended smartphone warranty. After the London launch event, OnePlus is also hosting launch events in Mumbai and Beijing on May 17.

To recall, the OnePlus 6 price in India has been leaked in the past, and the smartphone is expected to be priced at Rs. 36,999 for its 64GB storage variant, and go up to Rs. 39,999 for its 128GB storage variant. A 256GB storage variant has been confirmed by the company, however, no price details of that variant have been leaked yet.


Is OnePlus 6 an iPhone X killer at half the price? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Looks great
  • Excellent performance
  • Useful software customisations
  • Bad
  • Average camera quality
  • No wireless charging or weatherproofing
Display 6.28-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Rear Camera 16-megapixel + 20-megapixel
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 3300mAh
OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Resolution 1080x2280 pixels
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Tasneem Akolawala Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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