The tock part of the OnePlus tick-tock release cycle is almost upon us. In less jargon-y terms: it̵7;s time for the half-yearly update of the company’s phone offering. OnePlus released the 8 and 8 Pro back in April to lots of tributes and complaints about rising prices. OnePlus 8T will be announced on October 14 according to the OnePlus website.
Unlike previous phones, the 8T has read very little. Assuming a mild update to the previous model, it will use a screaming 8-series Snapdragon processor, the holepunch selfie camera currently in vogue and an on-screen fingerprint reader, along with a focus on clean software and 5G connection.
But that’s all speculation: for all we know, it could be a foldable phone that somehow pays homage to Apple Newton. The event’s tagline, “Ultra Stops at Nothing”, really indicates nothing more than a flagship product. It will be interesting to see if OnePlus goes up or down in price, after recently releasing the mid-range North and seeing increased competition from cheaper Google Pixel phones. We’ll find out in about three weeks: the event will be live on the 14th at 10:00 AM Eastern time.