OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed the news via a post on Weibo, in which he said anyone looking for a Pro device can continue to buy the OnePlus 8 Pro released earlier this year. However, Lau added that the company still has some surprises in store during its One Plus 8T reveal, scheduled for October 14th.
“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.
OnePlus first introduced a Pro version of its phones with last year’s OnePlus 7 Pro, which was the premium alternative to the OnePlus 7. The company followed them up with the OnePlus 7T and the OnePlus 7T Pro later in the year. However, while the standard OnePlus 7T got a big upgrade by inheriting the 7 Pro’s high refresh rate display, the 7T Pro’s improvements felt much more incremental. It was still a good phone, but it barely had anything that differentiated it from its predecessor.