The OnePlus 6 may feature a ceramic back

With the OnePlus 6 launch imminent, we're starting to see more and more details emerge about the upcoming flagship, with a new OnePlus India teaser suggesting the phone will feature "new materials" in its construction. Last year's OnePlus 5 and 5T offered an aluminum chassis, and we could see a ceramic-backed OnePlus 6.

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There are only so many materials that can be used for a phone's chassis, Manufacturers in recent times have gravitated to either aluminum or glass-based designs. The Mi Mix 2 and 2S and the Essential Phone are notable for using a ceramic back, and that's likely the direction OnePlus is taking with its upcoming phone.

Considering the company is partnering with Marvel over an Avengers-themed phone, it could even be made out of Vibranium.

An early leak of the device showed off a glass back, and that could also be a possibility. A ceramic or glass back opens the door for wireless charging, which would certainly be a noteworthy addition. We already know that the OnePlus 6 will be the first phone from the manufacturer to offer water resistance.

OnePlus experimented with StyleSwap covers that let users customize the look of the OnePlus 2, switching focus to first-party cases with more recent devices like the OnePlus 5T.

We'll just have to wait and see what OnePlus has to offer with its upcoming flagship, but what sort of materials would you like to see on the OnePlus 6?

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

  • Really hope it's ceramic not glass.
    Wireless charging offers me nothing I can't get spending 2 seconds plugging in.
  • Won't matter which material since I'm covering it up with a nice durable case regardless.
  • I hope it has wireless charging, otherwise what's the point of glass back.
  • Vibranium!!!😂😂😂 Nice one...
  • I've always wanted to be able to bounce my phone off of three walls and then some guy's head.
  • It definitely won't be made of Kryptonite. The guys at Marvel wouldn't want to limit Superman's activity WORLDWIDE.
  • Don't care much since they'd have to pay me to use a notch.
  • Let's hope they ship with the notch hidden feature turned on.
    Otherwise you could be using it for months without knowing..
  • As the price goes up...better have ois on the dual camera set up.
  • This is actually the most exciting news to me. I love the feel of the essential phone and with the software attention it got, was figuring out if the second essential was my next device. If one plus brings a great phone at a great price with ceramic... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ maybe I'll consider their phone.
  • Verizon compatibility please!
  • I'd love to see that too. So tired of all the cool phones only working on at&t or t-mobile.
  • Switch to TMO. It's fantastic