OnePlus 8T Pro isn't coming, CEO confirms

OnePlus won't launch a OnePlus 8T Pro, CEO confirms
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It looks like we won't be getting a OnePlus 8T Pro after all. The firm's CEO has confirmed on social media that there won't be a large-screen 'Pro' variant in the forthcoming OnePlus 8T series, breaking with years of company tradition.

OnePlus has offered Pro models for the OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7T, and most recent OnePlus 8 series.

Liu Zuohu (aka Pete Lau) made the announcement on Chinese social media platform Weibo, as spotted by Android Authority (opens in new tab). Instead, he directed customers to the firm's current range of handsets, while hinting at what is to come.

"There is no 8T Pro this year," he wrote. "Users who like Pro-level products can continue to choose OnePlus 8 Pro, the annual machine king. Our plan for it is itself defined in a direction where there is no room for upgrade. 8T # # a plus also a surprise. Worth the wait."

Its latest flagship is the very decent OnePlus 8 Pro, which has 5G, a near-7in AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, and wireless charging. This year it also launched the OnePlus Nord, a more affordable handset that still offers some pretty impressive specs – 5G, quad cameras and a 90Hz screen. 

The OnePlus 8T series, which now looks to be a single-phone affair, is due to be announced on 14th October – the day after the rumoured iPhone 12 reveal – and there are already plenty of OnePlus 8T leaks and rumours surrounding it.


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