OnePlus 6 Red model with 8GB RAM & 128GB storage announced

OnePlus 6 Red model with 8GB RAM & 128GB storage announced

With respect to color variants, the strategy of OnePlus has been to release a new phone with standard colors, followed by special color variants released at a later point in time. The special color variants for the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T were Soft Gold and Midnight Black respectively. The company later released a Soft Gold variant of the OnePlus 5. For the OnePlus 5T, the limited edition colors were Sandstone White and Lava Red, and with the OnePlus 6, OnePlus has already released a Silk White limited edition color.

Now, OnePlus has announced the red color variant of the OnePlus 6. This will debut across all OnePlus global variants. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau states that the company decided to produce a red edition “worthy of the OnePlus 6” after the success of the OnePlus 5T Lava Red. OnePlus evaluated “hundreds of colors,” choosing a color that stood out among the rest to make the OnePlus 6 Red.

The company states that it has been “relatively restrained” when it comes to adopting a new color variant, as it tends to reject elements that are “too assertive.” The OnePlus 5T Lava Red was inspired by the color of cooling lava. With the OnePlus 6, OnePlus states that it didn’t want the shade of red to be overly bright. The company’s design goals were to achieve a “clear quality like amber,” while having an enduring appeal lasting for years.

The company used a new film coating process that’s “never been adopted before in the smartphone industry” to achieve an “amber-like” depth and clarity for the OnePlus 6 Red. Another challenge that it was faced was adequately increasing the brightness of the red coating. The design team included an evaporated layer of brightening film that cost around $5 to maintain a bright coating. The result is a sizable glossy transparent layer over the red coating.

Dimensions & Weight155.7 x 75.4 x 7.75mm

6.2 oz/177g

Design & ColorsAll-Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5)

Midnight Black, Mirror Black, Silk White

Storage64GB/128GB/256GB UFS 2.1 Dual-Lane
Display6.28-inch 2280 x 1080 (19:9) AMOLED display. Supports sRGB and DCI-P3. 84% screen-to-body ratio.Battery3,300 mAh (non-removable)
Camera (Image)Front: Sony IMX 371 (16MP, f/2.0, 1.0μm) with EIS.

Rear (Primary): Sony IMX 519 (16MP, f/1.7, 1.22μm) with OIS and EIS.

Rear (Secondary): Sony IMX 376K (20MP, f/1.7, 1.0μm).

Dual LED Flash

ChargingDash Charge (5V 4A)
Camera (Video)Front: [email protected], [email protected]

Rear: [email protected]/60, [email protected]/60, [email protected]

Rear (slow motion): [email protected], [email protected]

PortsUSB 2.0 Type-C

3.5mm headphone jack

Dual nano-SIM slot

SoftwareAndroid 8.1 Oreo-based OxygenOS 5 with early access to the Android P betaAudioBottom-facing speaker. Audio tuned by Dirac HD Sound. Dirac Power Sound.
System-on-chipQualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU (4x 2.8GHz Kryo 385 + 4x 1.8GHz Kryo 385) with Adreno 630 GPUMultimedia Codec SupportAudio Playback: MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, FLAC, APE, OGG, MID, M4A, IMY

Audio Recording: WAV, AAC, AMR

Video Playback: MKV, MOV, MP4, H.265(HEVC), AVI, WMV, TS, 3GP, FLV, WEBM

Video Recording: MP4

Image Viewing: JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF

Image Output: JPEG

OnePlus 6 Connectivity and LTE Band Information

ConnectivityWi-Fi: 2×2 MIMO, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz/5GHz

Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, with Qualcomm aptX & aptX HD support

NFC: Yes

Positioning: GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo

LTE FeaturesSupports 4xCA, 64QAM, 256QAM & 4x4MIMO.

Supports up to DL CAT16 (1Gbps)/UL CAT13 (150Mbps) depending on carrier.

LTE Bands – NA/EUFDD LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/32/66/71

TDD LTE: Band 34/38/39/40/41

TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39

UMTS(WCDMA): Band 1/2/4/5/8/9/19


GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

LTE Bands – CN/INFDD LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/66

TDD LTE: Band 34/38/39/40/41

TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39

UMTS(WCDMA): Band 1/2/4/5/8/9/19


GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

The OnePlus 6 Red will be available in all OnePlus global markets next week in the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage configuration. It will be priced the same as the regular 8GB RAM/128GB OnePlus 6 variants. In India, it will cost ₹39,999 and will go on sale on July 16th.

Source: OnePlus

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Idrees Patel is a smartphone enthusiast from India. He has been an Android user since the time he got the LG Optimus One in 2011. He has a bachelor's degree in Management Studies. The subjects in which he is interested are mobile processors, real-world UI performance, in-depth camera quality analysis, and many more. Contact him at [email protected]