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OnePlus 6 gets glossy red color option

OnePlus 6 Red

The OnePlus 6 is getting an all-new red color variant. The glossy phone is pretty much the same on the inside, but very different on the outside.

The Red OnePlus 6 is priced at $579 in the US for the 8GB of RAM and 128GB of ROM variant. It’ll hit availability there on July 10. India will receive the phone starting from July 16 via the brand’s site and Amazon. The same 8GB/128GB model is set to be sold at Rs 39999.

OnePlus 6 Red Details

OnePlus has gone into detail about the making-of process of the new crimson shade. It seems the color was a difficult one to achieve, hence the late launch. There’s a metallic red shimmer all around, creating an amber-like effect. The fingerprint scanner has gotten redone in a mirror-like red finish, while the camera is now encased in silver.

The enhanced depth and clarity was brought about by a new film coating process which OnePlus claims has never been attempted before by the smartphone industry. It involves optical coating, 6 panels of glass, and evaporative film.

There’s a layer of brightening film that cost roughly $5 to make crystal clear, the end result being a glossy layer over the red coating of the OnePlus 6 which makes the shade even brighter. An anti-reflective layer at the top of the glass lets more light reach the bottommost layers of the glass before getting reflected off the device to create a sense of depth.

Specifications of the OnePlus 6:

– OS: Android 8.1 Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.1 (upgradable to Android P)
– Display: 6.28-inch Optic AMOLED 19:9, 1080 x 2280 pixels
– CPU: 2.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 845
– GPU: Adreno 630
– Camera: 16MP + 20MP rear, 16MP front
– Storage: 64GB/128GB/256GB UFS 2.1 two-lane
– Battery: 3300mAh
– Size: 155.7 x 75.4 x 7.75mm
– Weight: 177g
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, USB Type-C, Wi-Fiac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, 3.5mm audio jack

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While it can’t be seen by the naked eye, OnePlus says there’s a translucent orange layer which blends with the base red layer to create a radiant glossy red. There are now 4 different color options of the OnePlus 6, with the others being Silk White, Mirror Black, and Midnight Black.