The best, most expensive variant of the OnePlus 6 will boast 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal flash memory, the company's co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Pete Lau said Tuesday. While opting for the best hardware currently available on the market "is the easy part," the upcoming Android flagship will once again be maximally optimized with the goal of leveraging its raw processing power, Mr. Lau said, having revealed the new technical specifications of the phablet as part of a forum post that also saw him vow to have the company continue pursuing "a burdenless experience" going forward. All variants of the OnePlus 6 will also feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chip, the official confirmed.
The comments are in line with the first official teaser of the upcoming device which emerged online yesterday and indicated the Shenzhen-based firm will once again be focusing on highlighting the real-world performance of its next premium offering. The OnePlus 5T was already advertised as the world's fastest smartphone and while its successor is likely to be promoted in a similar manner, it remains to be seen whether it manages to deliver a significant improvement in regards to the speed of performing everyday tasks, though that's only one aspect of what the company is describing as its ideal user experience. According to Mr. Lau, OnePlus is also working on minimizing the chances of system freezes and ensuring all app transitions are smooth and consistent. Following extensive research, the OEM learned that "what users want most is a flexible, light and quick experience," the executive said.
The OnePlus 6 is expected to debut in either late April or early May, as suggested by the firm's previously employed product practices which usually saw it tease its upcoming devices about a month prior to their official announcements. The OnePlus 5T is already out of stock in most parts of the world and its manufacturing either stopped or will soon be ceased. The next offering from the Chinese OEM has already been confirmed as featuring a display notch and a screen-to-body ratio in the ballpark of 90-percent, with the handset being expected to start at approximately $500, much like its predecessor.