OnePlus to Launch New Phones on May 14

Posted on April 23, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Mobile, Android with 5 Comments

For the first time, OnePlus will launch two new smartphones at the same time, if not in the same place.

“The OnePlus 7 Series Launch Event is coming soon on Tuesday, May 14,” OnePus co-founder Pete Lau announced. “I’m so proud to finally reveal what we’ve been working on. This marks the pinnacle of our dedication to craftsmanship and passion for creating breakthrough technologies.”

As the word “series” implies, OnePlus will launch more than just a single smartphone flagship, in a break with its past product announcements. Lau doesn’t say so, but this is expected to include the OnePlus 7 and a new model called the OnePlus 7 Pro. Oddly, a separate launch page only mentions one device, the OnePlus 7 Pro, and only one event, in New York. But OnePlus is holding separate launch events in London, India, and China too. So it’s likely that the other OnePlus 7 will be announced at one of those events.

Confused? Welcome to the club.

But we can at least all watch the (New York) event live to find out what happens: OnePlus says it will broadcast the event on YouTube, at 11 am ET on May 14.


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Comments (5)

5 responses to “OnePlus to Launch New Phones on May 14”

  1. dcdevito

    The display refresh rate will be 90hz, nice, but not ground breaking or even as good as the Razer (?) or iPad Pro (120hz). OnePlus hyped itself too much.

  2. bigjeff

    Should the title of the article be "New" phones instead of "News" phones or is there something more to this event than I'm aware of?

  3. remc86007

    What's the point of a 90hz display?? 60hz content is going to stutter unless the screen dynamically switches to 60hz.

  4. VancouverNinja

    There is zero excitement around phones anymore. It is becoming horribly monotonous. New iPhones, Android phones - we desperately need something worth our time.

  5. Simard57

    do we know which US Carriers will carry them? I know T-Mobile carries the 6 - will the 7 be offered?