OnePlus 6 Would Look Like Newly Launched Oppo R15; In-Display Fingerprint Sensor and 3D Facial Recognition Expected

Daphne Planca
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The upcoming OnePlus 6 from the Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus could look like the recently announced Oppo R15 in China. The device is expected to share the same design meaning a notch at the top of the display. This likely makes sense because China’s BBK Electronics controls the sister companies, Oppo and OnePlus, even if they have separate operations with different products and distribution strategies.

According to Android Central, the OnePlus 6 was revealed to feature a 19:9 notched display, similar to the Oppo R15, which the company’s latest top-end smartphone launched. A similar situation also happened last year between the Oppo R11 and OnePlus 5 sharing the same design language. The two phones looked almost the same on the exterior part except for the logo at the back.

The OnePlus 6 will probably follow the Oppo R15 sporting a notch as seen in the iPhone X.  In terms of specification, the R15 features a 6.28-inch OLED full high-definition panel display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and 90% screen-to-body ratio. Under the hood, the device gets powered by an octa-core 12nm MediaTek Helio P60 processor paired with 6GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory storage.

Back in the month of December, the rumor mill suggested that the upcoming OnePlus 6 might arrive with an under-display fingerprint sensor. However, after releasing the Vivo X20 UD, Vivo APEX flagship phone and Vivo X21 UD with an under-display fingerprint scanner, it looks highly probable that the OnePlus 6 would actually arrive with the advanced fingerprint scanning technology. Also, the upcoming OnePlus flagship may feature 3D face scanning feature similar to the Vivo X21.

The Oppo R15 comes in another variant called Dream Mirror Edition with a ceramic body and powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Soc processor. Both are running Android 8.1 (Oreo) operating system right out of the box. Fueling the variants will be a 3450 mAh capacity battery packed with fast charging technology.

The standard Oppo R15 flaunts the dual 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel rear cameras, while the Dream Mirror Edition offers the dual 16-megapixel and 20-megapixel setup. Both sport a 20-megapixel front-facing camera. Starting April 1, the base model will go on sale for ¥2,999 ($475), and the variant model will cost ¥3,499 ($550). If the same design holds up, the OnePlus 6 will likely have almost the same price as the current OnePlus 5T ($499), if not slightly higher.

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