Chinese smartphone brand, OnePlus, has officially confirmed that it will not launch OnePlus 8T Pro this year. Last year, OnePlus launched the 7T Pro as a successor to the OnePlus 7 Pro with minor improvements and a McLaren Edition. However, that is not going to happen this year as the OnePlus 8 Pro still offers the best flagship experience, according to the company. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed this news on Weibo stating that the OnePlus 8 Pro has ‘no room for upgrade.’ It makes sense as the OnePlus 8T is also said to sport the same Snapdragon 865 SoC like the OnePlus 8 series. The only major feature missing on the OnePlus 8 Pro when compared to the upcoming OnePlus 8T will be the 65W fast charging.
OnePlus 8T Pro Not Launching This Year: What You Need to Know
The OnePlus 8 Pro is the company’s first full-fledged flagship device with features like IP68 rating, wireless charging, premium design, 120Hz Quad HD+ display and up to 12GB of RAM. These specs are still high-end. As for the OnePlus 8T, the phone will be sporting a 120Hz screen with Full HD+ resolution, whereas the OnePlus 8 Pro packs industry’s best display.
The only thing which OnePlus 8 Pro will miss out on is the 65W fast charging which OnePlus announced recently. It is also worth noting that OnePlus is not going for the Snapdragon 865+ SoC with the OnePlus 8T, so the performance on the 8T will remain similar to the OnePlus 8 Pro. But the upcoming phone will likely launch with Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 out of the box.
Yes, there’s no room for an upgrade to the OnePlus 8 Pro already, so it makes complete sense for the company to not launch an entirely new product. Besides, tipsters are suggesting that OnePlus will have a lot of surprises for the Indian market alongside the OnePlus 8T. Renowned tipster Inshan Agarwal says a never before leaked OnePlus product is also launching on October 14 in India.
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