The OnePlus 6 hasn't launched yet, but the new Oppo R15 came came out in China yesterday will make you think it did since it matches all of the OnePlus 6 rumors.
Oppo, the parent company of OnePlus, features a notch display, minimal bezel, and a 19:9 aspect ratio display. This gives us our best peek into the look and feel of the upcoming OnePlus flagship.
OnePlus smartphones have a history of closely resembling Oppo smartphones, so there's a high probability the OnePlus 6 could look almost identical to the Oppo R15.
OnePlus 6 to come with a notch
This comes at a time when OnePlus’s co-founder, Carl Pei, had dismissed rumors about the OnePlus 6 featuring a notch display. Even so, OnePlus 6 was leaked earlier this month by Android Central, revealing the notch display, with the same 19:9 aspect ratio seen on the Oppo R15.
The Oppo R15’s notch design resembles that of the iPhone X fairly closely, but unlike the iPhone X’s 19.5:9 aspect ratio, the Oppo R15 comes with a 19:9 aspect ratio. Additionally, Oppo has kept the bezels to a minimum on the sides, and has only a small chin on the bottom. On the back, the smartphone features a dual-camera setup with the module setup horizontally.
It's worth remembering that OnePlus, Oppo and Vivo are all a part of China-based electronics maker BBK Electronics. Additionally, OnePlus is a subsidiary of Oppo, and often uses Oppo’s designs for its smartphones. This has been evident for a couple of OnePlus smartphones iterations now.
It’s not all the same, though
However, the similarities might end there. While OnePlus has borrowed from Oppo’s designs, the smartphone maker has stuck to using a near-stock Android interface for the international markets in addition to using high-end hardware like the latest Qualcomm chipsets and fast memory. OnePlus also continues to offer its phones at prices lower than other flagships.
We'll know all of the facts in a few months. The OnePlus 6 release date could be in June as, by then, the OnePlus 5 launched that month a year ago, and it'll have been seven months since we got the OnePlus 5T.