It seems like OnePlus really is preparing to announce a special edition variant of the OnePlus 6, which will probably be announced soon after an official launch of the device. We are talking about an 'Avengers' version of the phone here (which will presumably be called the OnePlus 6: Infinity War Edition), as the company has just released some new info via Weibo (Chinese social network). OnePlus did not mention a special edition OnePlus 6, nor did the company mention the OnePlus 6 at all at this point, but it did mention an upcoming Avengers movie, the Avengers: Infinity War.
In its post, OnePlus asked its fans to pay close attention to its Weibo account over the next couple of days, and name their favorite Marvel superheroes, their favorite OnePlus handset, and upload some cosplay images. Fans who upload the best cosplay images will be able to win tickets for the Avengers: Infinity War movie. OnePlus would not advertise this movie just for the sake of it, there's more brewing under the surface here, almost certainly. This is not the first instance OnePlus mentioned Avengers, however, the company slipped up and shared an official video teaser, which hinted that a special edition OnePlus 6 is coming. That teaser was deleted soon after publishing, but various users managed to download it beforehand, and it's still live on YouTube. That teaser, in combination with OnePlus' Weibo post definitely point to the direction of a special edition OnePlus 6 handset, and that should not surprise anyone, as the company already collaborated with Disney, a special Star Wars edition of the OnePlus 5T was announced a while back.
The OnePlus 6 will be announced in the near future, but we still do not know when exactly. The company had released a number of teasers thus far, but a release date was not announced, though it probably will be soon, as the device is expected to arrive in later April or early May. The OnePlus 6 will be fueled by the Snapdragon 845 64-bit octa-core SoC, while its top variant will include 8GB of RAM and 256GB of native storage. The phone will sport a frame made out of metal, wood-like back, and a display notch, while OnePlus is expected to release both 6GB and 8GB RAM variants of the device, with different storage setups.