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OnePlus 6's bigger screen comes with a new notchThe phone also features the Snapdragon 845 chipset, dual-cameras with OIS and a higher price.
[MUSIC] After much anticipation, the OnePlus 6 was finally unveiled at a London press event. The phone's 6.28 inch display has the biggest screen of any previous OnePlus phone. But it's overall size remains about the same as the OnePlus 5T before. That's because the 6 now has a notch. Yep, similar to the iPhone 10, LG G7 and Huawei P20, the OnePlus 6 has a black tab up top that houses the front facing camera in ear speaker and the LED notification light. You'll have the options to hide this notch with the software update. The update will blacken the side of the notch so you can have a more traditional looking alert bar. On the back is a OnePlus 6 dual rear cameras. Like last year, there's a standard 60 megapixel lens and a 20 megapixel telephotoshooter for [UNKNOWN] style portrait photos. But the camera sensor is now 19% larger and it has optical image stabilization OIS is especially important for taking steadier photos and video. You'll also be able to take portrait photos using the front facing camera after a software update. With its minimalist take on Android 8.1 Oreo, one plus kept the software mostly the same. It did add some navigational gestures though that work similar to the iPhone 10 including swiping up and holding for your recent apps. [MUSIC] One Pus also added some goodies for gamers. You can now shift the network data usage of apps running in the background to maximize the intake of data your currently open game is using. You can also choose to have games display in a low or high resolution to save battery. And you can disable auto brightness while gaming. If you're interested in getting started with Google's upcoming OS update the 6 is one of the first few phones that can run Android P beta. Lastly, OnePlus fortified the 6 to be a tad more water-resistant than before. Now, that doesn't mean you can go ahead and dunk it under water for any notable amount of time. But the company did say it can survive a couple of drops here and there from the rain or an overzealous sink. That's not as impressive as being IP-certified for higher water resistance which the phone isn't. But at least it's something. The phone is available online on May 22 and starts at $529 for the 64GB variant. For more information about the OnePlus 6, check out CNET.com. [MUSIC]