OnePlus is now seeking tech enthusiasts willing to review its upcoming Android flagship and is incentivizing people to apply by promising they'll get to keep their OnePlus 6 review units. The call for reviewers is being sent out as part of the latest iteration of The Lab, OnePlus's established initiative meant to gauge user sentiment on the company's new devices. The Shenzhen, Guangdong-based phone maker is now accepting entries until 10 PM EDT on May 2, noting that the call is only targeting English-speaking reviewers. Individuals selected to be among the world's first OnePlus 6 reviewers will be announced within ten days of the submission period ending, with everyone selected having to pledge they'll test and review the device in a timely manner.
Even applicants who aren't selected but fit the firm's requirements will be added to its list of backup reviewers that will be contacted in case any initially chosen reviewer is unable to fulfill their end of the bargain, i.e. write a OnePlus 6 review in a reasonable timeframe, as is always the case with OnePlus's crowdsourced reviews. The application window itself coincides with recent reports about the Chinese firm planning an early May launch for the OnePlus 6, especially given how it has already been teasing its upcoming Android flagship for several weeks now.
The OnePlus 6 has so far been confirmed as featuring a display notch and a screen-to-body ratio of roughly 90-percent, as well as Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 and up to 8GB of RAM. The most premium variant of the phablet will also ship with 256GB of storage space, the company said earlier this month, without clarifying whether it's planning to release two or three memory configurations in total. The handset is likely to retain the $550 starting price of its predecessor and should become available for purchase on a global level by the end of the next month. A special edition of the OnePlus 6 themed after Marvel's new Hollywood blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War is also in the works and should be launching simultaneously with the standard models.