OnePlus has recently confirmed that the OnePlus 5 flagship phone that was released in June 2017 will be discontinued in the near future. The reason behind it is that the OnePlus 5T has arrived as its improved edition. The company has been releasing “T” branded versions of its flagship phones since last year. What about next year? OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has revealed that the company has not yet planned to launch 6T version.
Pei claims that if only there is enough new technology then only the company will launch a T branded phone. This makes us feel that launching a T device is not a long-term product strategy of the company. Hence, it does not to launch T models every year.
Last year in June, OnePlus had launched OnePlus 3 phone with Snapdragon 820 chipset onboard. However, since Qualcomm had introduced an improved Snapdragon 821 SoC later in the year, OnePlus 3T was unveiled in November 2016 with SD 821 chipset.
Even though LG and Samsung had launched full screen design smartphones earlier in the year, OnePlus 5 came with a regular design. However, more and more companies started launching full screen design smartphones in the second half of 2017. Hence, OnePlus introduced the trendy full screen design on the OnePlus 5T which also includes some other improvements such as enhanced dual rear camera and Face Unlock feature.
As far as OnePlus 6T is concerned, it seems that OnePlus has not firmly decided on launching it. It appears that only when the company has something new to offer that is not available on the OnePlus 6, it will be consider launching the OnePlus 6T.
The OnePlus 6 rumors will gradually start swirling by the start of next year. Early speculation suggests that the OnePlus 6 may retain the full screen design that has arrived on the OP5T. It is speculated to be driven by Snapdragon 845 chipset. The OP6 is also rumored to come with enhanced dual rear cameras.