OnePlus has announced that its OnePlus 7T Series of phones will launch on 26 September at events in India and North America. To confuse things, a third European OnePlus 7T Series launch event is also scheduled for 10 October.
The official announcement image doesn’t mention a 7T Pro, but mentions the 90Hz display of the original 7 Pro. The wording of a ‘OnePlus 7T Reveal’ and another ‘OnePlus 7T Series Launch’ means we will likely be getting both updates here – a OnePlus 7T and a OnePlus 7T Pro.
Unless the regular 7T is getting the smooth 90Hz display, a differentiating feature of the current Pro version, we’re not sure what OnePlus can really do to update these phones. We reported that the 7T Pro could get a small processor upgrade to the Snapdragon 855 Plus but aside from that the original 7 Pro is so good that it’s unclear what the company can offer in a T model.
OnePlus added a new processor, took away bezels and reduced the notch in some of its other T model upgrades but now that it produces two phones with different specs, it is becoming harder to upgrade them so regularly. There might be a McLaren Edition 7T Pro to shake things up, but we’ll have to wait till 26 September – and potentially again until 10 October – to find out exactly what OnePlus has planned for its six month update to the 7 Series.
London OnePlus fans can buy tickets to the launch from OnePlus’ website on 20 September.