OnePlus 8T Pro will Not Launch This Year, CEO Pete Lau Says OnePlus 8 Pro Has No Room for Upgrade

This means that October 14 will see the arrival of just the vanilla OnePlus 8T and not its Pro sibling.


OnePlus is readying itself for the launch of its OnePlus 8T smartphone. The OnePlus 8T is set to launch on October 14 in India. The device will launch in China a day post Indian launch, October 15. For those waiting for the Pro variant of the OnePlus 8T, this might not be too good news. The company has officially confirmed that the OnePlus 8T Pro will not be launching this year (at least). As per the official statement, the OnePlus 8 Pro has “no room for upgrade” for now and launching the OnePlus 8T Pro won’t make sense, at least for now.

OnePlus 8T Pro officially confirmed to ‘not’ launch in 2020

Pete Lau, OnePlus CEO, took to Weibo to reveal that the OnePlus 8T will be a standalone device and the brand won’t launch a Pro model this time around. The Weibo post states that potential buyers who want to opt for the Pro model might as well opt for the OnePlus 8 Pro, which the company dubs as its annual flagship for 2020. Below is the Weibo post for your reference:

No OnePlus 8T Pro this time, Pete Lau confirms
No OnePlus 8T Pro this time, Pete Lau confirms

Furthermore, the company also has a surprise waiting for its fans during the OnePlus 8T launch. The brand recently released an image consisting of several products that are tipped to launch alongside the OnePlus 8T. In all likelihood, we might get to see the OnePlus Bullets Wireless 3, OnePlus Buds Z, a laptop, and more.

Probable OnePlus products launching alongside the OnePlus 8T
Probable OnePlus products launching alongside the OnePlus 8T

As for the OnePlus 8T, the device is confirmed to feature a 6.5-inch Fluid AMOLED panel with a Full HD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and a single punch-hole selfie snapper. The device will sport a 4,500mAh battery with support for 65W Warp Charge fast charging. In the camera department, the OnePlus 8T is tipped to feature a quadruple rear camera setup, which is likely going to include a 48MP primary camera, a 16MP ultra-wide lens, a 5MP macro lens, and a 2MP monochrome lens. In the software department, the OnePlus 8T is said to come preinstalled with OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 out of the box. To learn more about the upcoming OnePlus 8T, you can head to our previous coverage for the same.

What are your thoughts on the OnePlus 8T Pro smartphone not launching in 2020? Do let us know in the comments section below.


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