It is just over 2 months since the China-based smartphone developer OnePlus launched its latest flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 6. With the OnePlus 6 now the past, the tech enterprise and followers of the field are curious about the plans of the company. It has not revealed any information about the timeline for the launch of its next flagship device. This may be because the company does not want to record that it wants to launch the OnePlus 6T, that will be in line with the launch cycle of its smartphone.
OnePlus has previously launched the OnePlus 3T and 5T as small upgrades for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 5, respectively. These upgrades served to infuse hardware with the latest technology available on the market. It is likely that the reason why the company does not disclose its plans for the OnePlus 6T is the potential impact on the sale of its current flagship – the OnePlus 6. Potential buyers can merely continue to buy with the OnePlus 6 in favor of a possible OnePlus 6T. A new online report, however, indicates that the company can launch the OnePlus 6T in the coming months.
As per the reports by PiunikaWeb, a OnePlus forum Assistant Head Moderator may have indicated the next 6T during a response to the discussions where another member asked whether they should buy the OnePlus 6 or instead wait for the OnePlus 6T. The moderator further points out that they will have to wait for an official announcement from the company, but this does not confirm the launch of the device. The reason for this is that the Moderator is not part of the core of the OnePlus staff that is more inclined to know about the plans of the company.
OnePlus has even claimed that this year it will only launch a new T-variant if the technology industry has something substantial to offer. The company stated that OneOnder is looking substantially at functions or new technology that will improve the user experience and add something that has no practical use. This may indicate that there is nothing radically different for the company to launch a new device.