Global debut of OnePlus 6 on May 16, to be out in India the next day

New Delhi: After the success of OnePlus 5T, the Chinese smartphone player on Wednesday announced that its next flagship OnePlus 6 will be launched in India on May 17.

The new smartphone will be launched in Mumbai and the “OnePlus Community” will be the first to try out the device at the experience zone at the launch venue, the company said in a statement.

The device will be available for pre-bookings for “Amazon Prime Members” from May 21.

“OnePlus 6’s glass design is centred around creating a ‘sense of value’ and ‘premium hand-feel’ and the glass back contains five printed layers of ‘Nanotech Coating’, a first in the smartphone industry,” Pete Lau, Founder and CEO, OnePlus, said in a blog post.

The advantages of glass over metal are manifold.

“The way glass transforms under different lighting is a particularly important challenge – the OnePlus design team tested over 70 glass prototypes before selecting the best one,” Lau added.

The OnePlus 6 is mostly well-known by now. It will have a 6.28-inch 1080×2280 AMOLED screen, 16MP+20MP dual camera on the back and sport the current best of the best Snapdragon 845 and 8GB of RAM. It will be made using some new materials too.

OnePlus fans in India will be able to purchase entry vouchers for the event on from 10:00 IST on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. The event will take place at the Dome at NSCI, Mumbai.

Those attending will receive a gift hamper that will also include exclusive Marvel Avengers merchandize, among other things. The phone will go on sale on Amazon India, where Amazon Prime members will get Prime Early Access and will be the first to purchase the phone starting 12:00 IST on May 21, 2018.

OnePlus 5T, powered by Snapdragon 835 chipset, was launched last year in two variants, 6GB RAM with 64GB onboard storage and 8GB RAM with 128GB internal storage, priced at ₹32,999 and ₹37,999, respectively.