Usually, the OnePlus flagship being released in annual around May. But if OnePlus 9 launch in Mar 2021, which is 2 months ahead of normal.
OnePlus has been famous since they announced the OnePlus 8T. As per reports, they recorded sales of close to $30 million in China in under 10 minutes. Additionally, it is said that their Nord lineup will be launching soon in North America. In the US, OnePlus will position their Nord series as the N10 series with their first few phones launching next month. Apart from that, we know that a Watch from OnePlus is also pending which might be announced at the same time. However, we have something new to report regarding OnePlus and their plans for the coming year.
OnePlus 9 could be announced in March 2021
It seems OnePlus has changed their launch strategy and is continuing to launch more new phones. Because Android Central’s sources have told them that OnePlus 9 will launch way ahead of its regular timeline. Usually, we see the flagship series from OnePlus being released in the first half of every year. And it usually annual happening around May. But if the OnePlus 9 will launch in March 2021, it is two months ahead of normal.
It’s also worth noting that the OnePlus 8T Pro wasn’t launched with the OnePlus 8T. And, the OnePlus 8 Pro will be nearly a year old by the time the OnePlus 9 launches so it does make sense. However, it also raises the question of whether OnePlus will launch their “Pro” phone during the upcoming 6-month refresh cycle. If not, we could see OnePlus launch a Pro phone every year and two non-Pro phones as we saw with OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8T.
While that makes sense for the OnePlus 8 Pro, it doesn’t suit the OnePlus 8T as the OnePlus 9 will also have 65W fast charging. The big upgrade we will see next year will be with the 5nm-based Snapdragon 875 5G chip. Which could be better than the Snapdragon 865 of the OnePlus 8T. We also feel that OnePlus will target OnePlus 8 users with OnePlus 9 rather than OnePlus 8T users. Even for the OnePlus 9 Pro, we felt that the upgrades would be insignificant beyond the camera.
Because they already have wireless charging, fast charging will be upgraded to 65W. And there will certainly be Snapdragon 875. But whether it justifies the price increase, and whether it forces OnePlus 8 Pro or OnePlus 7 series users to upgrade is a question for another day.