Chinese vendor OnePlus tends to design its smartphones through community feedback. Now it is seeking your feedback to help create OnePlus 6 ads. The company has been aggressively teasing OnePlus 6 on social media and in its forums for the last few weeks. By asking for your ideas to create OnePlus 6 ads, it has taken community participation to a whole new level. For now, the brand has released a “bare bones” promotional video titled “The Never Settle Film”, inviting fans to offer ideas for advertising the upcoming flagship.
In the past, OnePlus has released unusually weird ads to promote its flagship smartphones. For OnePlus 6 ads, you can share your ideas by commenting on the YouTube video, tweeting with the hashtag #NeverSettleFilm, on the official forum, or on their Facebook page. The company says major design decisions such as the headphone jack and Gaming DND Mode to stop notifications while playing games were results of user feedback.
OnePlus said it would soon release polished OnePlus 6 ads based on users’ ideas. It will air a new version of the ad every time it takes a suggestion. Though winning ideas would not get a prize, users will see their names appearing in the end credits.
Separately, OnePlus has officially confirmed that it has partnered with Marvel Studios to launch an Avengers-themed OnePlus 6 in India. It is unclear whether the Avengers variant will be released in other markets as well. The movie is hitting theaters in the US and India on April 27. There is a good chance the OnePlus 6 would release around the same time. OnePlus hasn’t yet revealed the OnePlus 6 release date, but we can expect the device by the end of this month or early next month.
Last year, the Chinese company joined hands with Walt Disney Studios to launch a Star Wars edition of OnePlus 5T in select markets such as India. Rumors about the Avengers-themed OnePlus 6 first surfaced when OnePlus India posted a teaser video on its Facebook page. The video was removed later, though. The Avengers variant will have the same technical specs as the standard model. However, it would have the Avengers branding and some pre-loaded content for the Infinity Wars fans.
OnePlus executives have already confirmed many of the phone’s specifications. Recently, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said in a forum post that OnePlus 6 would run Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, and pack up to 8GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Lau was likely referring to the most expensive variant. The rumor mill also expects a 6GB RAM variant with 64GB of base storage. A recent leak indicated that the device would be available in White, Black, and Blue colors.
The OnePlus 6 is said to feature an AMOLED display with 2280 x 1080p resolution and a top notch similar to the iPhone X. OnePlus says the notch will help it offer more screen real estate. But the company is fully aware that the notch is not everyone’s favorite, so it would give users the option to hide the cutout via software. The device would be water- and dust-resistant. The Alert Slider on the side would get the ‘Slide to Focus’ option.
In terms of camera, the device would get a 16-megapixel front camera, and a combination of 20MP + 16MP rear cameras. The dual-camera system on the back will be capable of shooting 4K videos at 60fps. The handset would run Android Oreo-based OxygenOS software. The company could also release the ‘OnePlus Bullets Wireless’ earbuds along with OnePlus 6, but the earbuds would be sold separately. The phone would retain the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Earlier this week, case maker Olixar started taking pre-orders for OnePlus 6 cases on MobileFun. Olixar has posted multiple OnePlus 6 case renders showing off the phone’s design. Accessories makers get design details of upcoming smartphones in advance to ensure that the cases and covers are available at the time of the phone’s launch. So, Olixar’s renders should be accurate. The case maker offers five different OnePlus 6 cases priced between $7.4 and $35.49.
The case renders revealed that there will be no bezels on the phone’s front panel. The dual camera system on the back will be arranged vertically and located in the center. Below the camera setup is the LED flash and a pill-shaped fingerprint reader. The OnePlus 6 is unlikely to have an in-display fingerprint scanner.