OnePlus Confirms Glass Back On The OnePlus 6
In the third of a series of forum posts that gives the OnePlus community an idea of what to expect from the upcoming OnePlus flagship, Pete Lau, CEO and Founder, OnePlus, talks about the brand’s approach to design and the incorporation of glass materials while maintaining the familiar horizon design in the OnePlus 6. The company’s philosophy of honest design focuses on creating a functional product based on need rather than adding on additional elements for the sake of hype.
Talking about the rationale behind the use of glass back, Pete Lau, CEO and Founder of OnePlus said, “OnePlus 6’s glass design is centered around creating a ‘sense of value’ and ‘premium hand-feel’. We gave a lot of thought to how users should feel when they use the OnePlus 6. The advantages of glass over metal are manifold: glass communicates a transparent, bright, and pure feeling. The way glass transforms under different lighting is a particularly important challenge—the OnePlus design team tested over 70 glass prototypes before selecting the best one.”
OnePlus 6’s glass back contains five printed layers of Nanotech Coating, a first in the smartphone industry. The phone has five layers of Nanotech Coating instead of three, even though the degree of separation between each layer is extremely subtle and tough to discern as the additional layers give the back of the device a stronger impression of depth.
The OnePlus 6 will be available with a 256 GB storage option and will come equipped with 8GB of RAM. The new flagship will also be powered by Qualcomm’s latest chipset – the Snapdragon 845 SOC. Following the announcement of its collaboration with Disney last week, OnePlus today announced that it is giving its community in India an opportunity to watch the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War the by giving out over 6000 complimentary movie tickets starting 10 AM on 26th May 2018.