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OnePlus 6 leaked in snafu by well-known Indian actor

by Justin Herrick | May 8, 2018May 8, 2018 8:00 am PST

With just about one week left until the OnePlus 6 is official, you’d think OnePlus would be able to keep things locked down. Not so fast. The brand invited Amitabh Bachchan for a meeting with CEO Pete Lau to hype the phone on Twitter, and the Indian actor accidentally tweeted an image of the OnePlus 6 earlier than intended.

You may not be familiar with him, but Bachchan is well-known in India. He has more than 34 million followers on Twitter. OnePlus, too, is very popular in that part of the world. So it’s not like this snafu came and went without many people noticing.

Here’s the original image, which has since been pulled:

There’s no denying that is the OnePlus 6 shown in two colors. Both men are holding phones unlike anything we’ve ever seen from OnePlus in the past. Spotted above the OnePlus logo on the back are an oval-shaped fingerprint scanner, two-tone LED flash, and a vertical dual-camera setup.

While Bachchan is holding it in black, Lau has the OnePlus 6 in white. The units’ back panels appear to be glass, and OnePlus is using an aluminum frame to hold everything together.

The black model could be entirely black, but the white seems to be showing some gold-colored accents.

https://twitter.com/SrBachchan/status/993673896934170624

Bachchan meant to hype the OnePlus 6, not leak it. He did send out a tweet doing that, which was a selfie taken with Lau that included the details surrounding the upcoming launch event. But, as we now know, Bachchan or one of his assistants did a little more than share a date. Although OnePlus is probably disappointed, there have been many other leaks exposing its next flagship.

If you’ve been keeping an eye on this 2018 flagship, the wait is almost over. OnePlus has a launch event scheduled for May 16 in London. The OnePlus 6 will be announced, and we’ll find out its design, specifications, and availability.

Justin Herrick

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