Many people know that OnePlus has started an active rapprochement with Oppo and there are rumors that in the future it may switch its interest from flagships to more affordable models. It will not abandon the release of top-end devices, but they can get lost against the background of premium solutions from Oppo. One of the steps in the emerging change of priorities could be the refusal to release the OnePlus 9T. And then the shortage of chips exacerbated the situation.
New details on the upcoming OnePlus 9RT
Nevertheless, the novelty from OnePlus may come out later this year. Network sources are persistently predicting the upcoming OnePlus 9RT release. The well-known insider Digital Chat Station joined the predictions about the release of this model. He assures that one of the changes in the new product will be a change in the hardware platform. OnePlus 9R T should offer Snapdragon 888.
There were rumors that the new product would be the first of the company’s devices to offer Android 12 out of the box. But Digital Chat Station denies this rumor and calls Android 12 with the ColorOS 12 shell (for the Chinese market) as a software platform. The battery will have a capacity of 4500 mAh and will offer fast 65-watt charging. The main camera will be a three-component, where the Sony IMX766 50 MP sensor will act as a key sensor.
Looking at the above list of characteristics, it turns out that OnePlus 9RT risks becoming an almost complete copy of the OnePlus 9. Why the company might need to release a similar smartphone is a big question. Perhaps the sources are wrong in their predictions, so they should be treated with skepticism.
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OnePlus CEO Pete Lau in a previous interview with The Verge and a number of other publications spoke about the company’s plans to develop the direction of smartphones. It was about both the devices and the software component.
Since 2016, OnePlus has traditionally released updated versions of the current flagship smartphones with the “T” prefix. For example, in September 2019, the OnePlus 7T debuted with a 90Hz display, and last year the OnePlus 8T came out with an increased charging speed.
However, this year, according to Mr. Lau, don’t expect the OnePlus 9T smartphone to appear. What exactly is the reason for the decision to refuse to release the device is not specified.
In addition, the OnePlus executive spoke about the merger of OxygenOS and ColorOS as part of a partial merger with OPPO. According to Pete Lau, these two operating systems with the Android core will continue to exist under their own name and will continue to offer their own unique features. However, the code behind them will be the same.
The further development of the two operating systems will be handled by one team. This approach will improve the performance of OxygenOS and ColorOS, as well as speed up the release of updates.
The first OnePlus smartphones based on the integrated software platform will be released next year. The unified OS will also be available as an upgrade for existing devices.