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OnePlus fans may have a sneak peek at what the OnePlus 6 will look like. Chinese phone maker Oppo has, and if the past is any indication, the OnePlus 6 may look identical.
Oppo and OnePlus are both partially owned by the same company, BBK Electronics, and as a result their recent designs have looked like mirror images. Last year's was a copy of the , while the resembled the . So we're guessing that the OnePlus 6 could look just like Oppo's R15.
Perhaps the first thing we notice about the Oppo R15 is that it includes an-style top notch. The "notch" describes the shape of the all-screen display where it avoids the phone's front-facing camera and sensors. It appears like a chunk is missing from an otherwise full-screen that takes up the whole phone face. The notch design was controversial when it came out on Apple's iPhone X because customers worried that their apps wouldn't format correctly, or that they'd lose a portion of their screen real estate.
The iPhone X may have popularized the notch, butand Android phones have it already . In fact, Google's latest OS, , is . So it shouldn't be too surprising if the OnePlus 6 winds up with one, too.
The Oppo R15 includes features like a 6.28-inch OLED screen with a 19:9 aspect ratio, rear-fingerprint sensor and dual rear cameras. If OnePlus copies the R15's design, we may see similar physical features on the OnePlus 6. Internal specs, on the other hand, may be subject to change.
Although the Oppo R15 has been revealed to go on sale in April 1 in China, there's still no official word on then the OnePlus 6 will release. The OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 3 -- OnePlus skipped the number 4 -- were both announced in June, so the OnePlus 6 may arrive around the same time. If it does, look out for that iPhone-styled notch.
Neither Oppo nor OnePlus immediately responded to a request for comment.
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