OnePlus 6T To Follow OnePlus 6 In Q4 2018
OnePlus launched its 2018 flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 6 on May 16th in London. It was subsequently launched in India on May 17th and went on sale May 21st. One of the main talking points of the OnePlus 6 has been the absence of wireless charging despite the company moving on to a glass back. This has resulted in people quipping about the OnePlus 6T featuring wireless charging instead. While it has been conjecture so far about the 6T, the company has seemingly confirmed the OnePlus 6 will launch later this year.
OnePlus hosted an AMA about the OnePlus 6 and a lot of people were apparently interested in the OnePlus 6T. While the company did not outright confirm the OnePlus 6T, it did talk about the launch pattern the company wants to follow. To questions about the OnePlus 6T, developer’s replied:
We don’t have any plans to change our strategy at this moment.
Since 2016, OnePlus has followed the two smartphones a year pattern. The OnePlus 5, for example, was launched in June 2017 and the 5T was launched in the following November. Since the OnePlus 6 was launched a month earlier, we can expect the OnePlus 6T to launch in October or November. The OnePlus 6T, when launched, will address some of the issues of the OnePlus 6 and also adopt new features.
OnePlus has been praised for the speed of its Face Unlock feature. It isn’t, however, the more secure feature. The soon to be launched Mi 8 is expected to be the first Android smartphone to feature 3D facial recognition technology. It will be interesting to see if OnePlus tries to emulate Xiaomi and adopt the technology for the 6T. Wireless charging, as well, could be introduced with the OnePlus 6T if enough people are upset about its absence.
It is worth noting that the company has not explicitly confirmed the launch of the OnePlus 6T. It is likely but, you can’t be certain until the company officially announces it.