No incremental upgrade for this year’s flagships.
Around this time we would already see different leaks surrounding OnePlus’ next device. After the launch of the OnePlus 8 series earlier this year, many expected that an upgraded 8T series will be announced, but sources say that it is not coming this year.
— Max J. (@MaxJmb) September 7, 2020
A tweet from Max J somehow confirmed that the OnePlus 8T series won’t be happening and that the company is simply focusing its efforts on the OnePlus 9 that’s scheduled to arrive next year. No reason was given, but considering the ongoing pandemic along with the recent release of the affordable OnePlus Nord smartphone, it looks like OnePlus is waiting until next to launch a new flagship.
Even if the OnePlus 8T gets the green light, expect a minor upgrade on hardware including the processor and the display. This can be a welcome upgrade for some, but considering the OnePlus 8 is already a pretty awesome device there’s really no need for an upgrade.
Everything could change in the next few weeks so we may have to wait and see what OnePlus has in store.