OnePlus 6 8GB RAM, 256GB storage variant in Midnight Black finish is now available for purchase in India. Launched last month, the new variant is the top-end model in the OnePlus 6 family, which also includes the Mirror Black version with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage, Silk White Limited Edition with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, and the Red Edition that is set to go on sale in the country starting July 16. OnePlus previously brought 8GB RAM and 256GB storage configuration through the OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Limited Edition, but being the limited offering, it was taken off shelves a few days after its launch.
The launch of the new OnePlus 6 variant comes soon after the Asus ZenFone 5Z smartphone with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage was released in the country. Another contender in the race for the affordable flagships is the Honor 10.
The price in India of OnePlus 6 Midnight Black 8GB RAM, 256GB storage is Rs. 43,999. The handset is at present exclusively available for purchase through Amazon.in, and became available to buy at 12am IST on Tuesday. However, it will also reach OnePlus.in and OnePlus offline channels in the country starting July 14. The HDFC Bank instant discount of Rs. 2,000 is applicable on the new model on purchases made via Amazon India, which brings down the price to Rs. 41,999.
It is worth pointing out that compared to the OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Edition model that was launched last month at Rs. 44,999, the new Midnight Black colour model is Rs. 1,000 cheaper in price. However, you won't receive the Marvel Avengers flavour that debuted through a dedicated back panel, preloaded Avengers wallpapers, and an Iron Man-themed back cover as well as one of the six pieces of the Infinity Medal. The limited edition handset went out of stock last month.
Apart from the RAM and storage upgrades, the specifications of the OnePlus 6 Midnight Black 8GB RAM/ 256GB storage variant are identical to the other OnePlus 6 variants. The dual-SIM (Nano) smartphone runs OxygenOS on top of Android 8.1 Oreo and features a 6.28-inch full-HD+ (1080x2280 pixels) Full Optic AMOLED display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Under the hood, there is an octa-core Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with up to 8GB of RAM. The handset has a dual rear camera setup that has a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 20-megapixel secondary sensor, paired with a dual-LED flash. For selfies, a 16-megapixel Sony IMX371 sensor is available on the front along with an f/2.0 aperture.
The OnePlus 6 has 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB of onboard storage options that all are not expandable via microSD card. The smartphone has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There is a rear-facing fingerprint sensor and a Face Unlock feature to limit unlock access. Besides, the smartphone packs a 3300mAh battery and measures 155.7x75.4x7.75mm.
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