OnePlus 6 To Launch In Early 2018, No OnePlus 5T To be Launched
In a deviation from its previous smartphone launch plans, OnePlus won’t be releasing a OnePlus 5T in late 2017. In fact, reports suggest that the OnePlus 6 will be launched in early 2018. This is a detour from OnePlus’ smartphone launch activity from the recent past. In 2016, OnePlus launched the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T was launched in late 2016 with a new chipset and a bigger battery.
According to a report, OnePlus 6 might be a major departure from the design language that OnePlus has adopted for its smartphones till now. The OnePlus 6 might have a bezel-less display, which would result in a screen larger and taller than the 5.5 inch display we’re used to seeing on OnePlus smartphones. One thing is certain, whether the company decides to launch the OnePlus 5T or the OnePlus 6, the specifications of the phone will be top notch. It was earlier reported that the OnePlus 5T will be launched in late 2017 or early 2018 and have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 chipset. This incremental move would be similar to what OnePlus did with the 3 and 3T in 2016.
But, it was reported that a Snapdragon 836 chipset is not in the works and doesn’t feature in the company’s future plans. This might have impacted OnePlus’ plan of releasing a ‘T’ variant of the 2016 flagship, the OnePlus 5. On the other hand, if the OnePlus is launched in early 2018, it could feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. Apart from that, the smartphone might have similar variants of 6GB RAM/64GB and 8GB RAM/128GB storage. The dual-camera setup is expected to retain its place and just like the OnePlus 5, the implementation of the dual cameras will be a much discussed point.
OnePlus so far, has been hard at work rolling out updates for its three smartphones and recently launched a limited edition variant of the OnePlus 5 in association with French artist Castelbajac. OnePlus has also tied up with Croma to expand its offline presence.