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OnePlus 6 shines in sleek and satiny red

We got our hands on the super-glossy OnePlus 6 in its new crimson color.

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OnePlus announced it will release its OnePlus 6 flagship in bright red. The limited-edition OnePlus 6 is available starting July 10 with preorders kicking off July 2. 

For more information about the phone, read CNET's OnePlus 6 review

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The variant will only be available to markets in North America and Europe for $579 and £519 with 128GB of storage.  

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Other OnePlus 6 colors include two black variants (glossy and matte) and a "silk white" version accented by a rose gold trim.  

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In an interview with CNET, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei said the OnePlus 6 was the company's "boldest design" yet.  

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Other than the fresh coat of paint however, the phone is otherwise unchanged. It features a 6.28-inch OLED display. 

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The phone features a USB Type-C port for charging and file transferring, as well as a headphone jack.

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It also has dual rear cameras, a Snapdragon 845 chipset and dual-SIM capabilities.

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Unfortunately, the phone also lacks waterproofing, wireless charging and has a shorter battery life than its OnePlus 5T predecessor. In the US, the phone doesn't work on CDMA carriers like Verizon and Sprint.

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Like the iPhone XLG G7 and Essential Phone, the OnePlus 6 also features a black notch on the top of its screen.

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The first OnePlus 6 launched in May and earned an Editors' Choice from CNET for its high-powered hardware, reliable performance and relatively inexpensive price tag.

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For more information about the phone, read CNET's OnePlus 6 review and check out our OnePlus 6 vs. Pixel 2 phone comparison.  

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