Sources suggest that we may not see the launch of the OnePlus 5T. Instead, the Chinese manufacturer will reportedly launch the OnePlus 6 early next year. According to a report by GSMArena, the successor to the OnePlus 5 will called the OnePlus 6 as opposed to the OnePlus 5T.
Its worth noting that last year, OnePlus launched an upgraded variant of its OnePlus 3 flagship called the OnePlus 3T. The smartphone was an exact replica of the original OnePlus 3, but offered subtle upgrades in areas such as performance, ability to take better selfies, along improved with battery life. The highlight of the upgraded OnePlus 3T handset was its Snapdragon 821 chipset, as opposed to the OnePlus 3 which runs the older Snapdragon 820 processor.
Besides, the fact that Qualcomm has no plans to announce an upgraded version of its newest Snapdragon 835 processor this year, it makes no sense for OnePlus to launch ‘T’ variant of the handset. The latest OnePlus 5 flagship already boasts top-notch hardware like the latest Snapdragon 835 processor, 8GB, 128GB of built-in storage, along with a dual-lens primary camera setup.
Hence, it appears the company would directly push the launch of the OnePlus 6 instead of the OnePlus 5T to early 2018. That said, other details about the upcoming flagship such as specs and design changes still remain unknown at the moment. A few key sources, however, suggest that the upcoming OnePlus 6 flagship will rock a bezel-less design along with an 18:9 display.
Global prices for the current-gen OnePlus 5 started at $479 for its 6GB RAM model, while the price of its 8GB RAM model was at $549. Hence, we could expect the upcoming OnePlus 6 to be priced on the same lines as its predecessor, barring a subtle price hike given the handset is expected to sport bezel-free design and an 18:9 display. Also, OnePlus is known for offering its flagship handsets at a substantially lower price compared to the likes of Samsung, Google, and HTC, therefore, we won’t see much of a price increase with the upcoming OnePlus 6.