OnePlus 8T to Debut on October 14

Posted on September 21, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Mobile with 7 Comments

OnePlus announced today that it will debut its next flagship, the OnePlus 8T, on October 14 at 10 am ET via a virtual launch event.

“OnePlus is always looking for opportunities to bring the latest technology to our tech-savvy users as soon as we feel it meets our high standards,” OnePlus founder and CEO said. “With the upcoming OnePlus 8T, we are once again raising the bar for ourselves in terms of the overall user experience, thanks to some new features that we are excited to introduce for the first time in a OnePlus device. I am confident that the OnePlus 8T will once again exceed expectations and deliver an unparalleled flagship experience.”

OnePlus had been launching two flagships handsets each year for several years now, one in the spring and one in the fall. But this year the firm mixed things up by releasing two handsets, the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, together in the spring, and then a lower-end handset, the Nord, this past summer. The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro were also significantly more expensive than previous OnePlus phones, largely because of their expensive 5G compatible chipsets, but they still nicely undercut the Apple and Samsung flagships.

The OnePlus 8T will be this year’s fall release and, like most smartphones these days, it has been leaked all over the place, so it’s no surprise that the company is simply confirming the expected name and confirming that it’s a new flagship. It’s expected to deliver a Snapdragon 865 or 865+ processor, a 6.55-inch edge-to-edge display with a hole-punch selfie camera, a quad-camera system on the rear, and 65-watt Warp Charge capabilities. We shall see.

You can watch the launch event live at the OnePlus website.

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Comments (7)

7 responses to “OnePlus 8T to Debut on October 14”

  1. Travis

    Still loving the 7T I purchased after selling all of my Apple gear. It is my favorite of any Android device I've used in the past, and that's a lot of them. Very clean/fast OS. Warp charging is awesome, 90hz display is fantastic. Even the little things like their notification sounds and the haptic feedback are on par with what you would get with Apple.

  2. rmlounsbury

    I like OnePlus and they make solid hardware. I'd love to see them reduce the number of devices they have and focus on making better camera software. That remains the most lacking part of their phones and given Google can produce the Pixel 4a with ancient camera hardware and still be the best in the industry tells you it is all software.

    OnePlus doesn't have Google's software chops but surely they can get to even 75% of what Google can do.

    • Paul Thurrott

      Yep. If they could just nail the camera, I'd never look back.
    • nine54

      In reply to rmlounsbury:

      I wish OnePlus would have stuck to its mission of "flagship killer" by aiming to offer the best bang for your buck with limited models. With Google jacking up Pixel prices and releasing subpar hardware, OnePlus was in the pole position here.

  3. SaintKaze

    Man I really hope they bring back the pop up camera. I really love/enjoy the one+ 7 pro . Having the font camera hidden while not in use is awesome.

    I would pick up the Sony Xperia 1 Alpha 2 series, but 1200+ bucks for it out of my price range.

    One flaw with one+7pro. My only phone to every have burn in. Funny thing its just in one section of the phone, small box like shape. For the most part you can't see it , but it's there. I can see here and there.

  4. wshwe

    I hope they officially sell it in the US unlocked with American frequencies.

  5. garethb

    OnePlus last year released the 7 and the 7 Pro, 6 months later, the 7T and the 7T Pro, just as they started 2020 with the 8 and the 8 Pro (with only actual change being the Nord).

    The only difference is that they are not selling some of these in North America.

    Obviously this is a US centric site, but it doesn't make the 7 or the 7T Pro not exist!

    • Paul Thurrott

      So, this overworked and sleep-deprived person missed one of OnePlus's 17 models from the past few years? Sorry for being US-centric, I guess.
  6. John Craig

    Still have my OnePlus 5T. It'll be 3 years old in December, and still as good as it was on day one. It's my primary device for business and personal use, and is always being used, at least 10-12 hours a day, and the battery is still at 15% or more by bedtime. It never lags, has never crashed, apps work brilliantly, fingerprint reader and facial recognition are insanely fast.

    Brilliant device