Are you ready for another October #phonepocalypse? According to a rumor making the rounds, OnePlus could open sales for its next phone on October 15. This matches OnePlus’ track-record from previous years, meaning there’s a good chance we’ll see a new OnePlus phone in less than two months.
The rumor comes from noted leaker Max J., active on Twitter under the @Samsung_News_ handle.
26th September India Launch
10th October US/EU Launch
15th October Sale https://t.co/yKxDlzI1O3
— Max J. (@Samsung_News_) August 19, 2019
According to the leaker, the next OnePlus phone could be introduced in India on September 26, followed by a US/EU launch on October 10, and sales opening on October 15.
Max J. does not specifically call this new phone OnePlus 7T, and there’s a chance OnePlus could change its naming convention this year. Whether the phone is called OnePlus 7T, OnePlus 7T Pro, or a completely different name, it remains to be seen.
OnePlus has previously confirmed it would release a 5G smartphone in late 2019. The company is also finally expanding into a new product category with the long-delayed OnePlus TV, rumored to launch in India in late September.
We have some doubts regarding the supposed September 26 date for the Indian launch that Max J. mentions. While India is a crucial market for OnePlus, it seems unlikely the company would choose to launch a new global phone here and then wait two weeks for the international launch. We suspect the September 26 Indian event could actually see the introduction of the OnePlus TV, rather than a new phone.
We know very little about the as-of-yet hypothetical OnePlus 7T or OnePlus 7T Pro. We could speculate the “T” version will replace the lower-end OnePlus 7, which itself is very similar to the OnePlus 6T before it.
We reached out to OnePlus for comment, and we’ll update this article if we hear back.
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August 20, 2019 at 12:07AM