- OnePlus will reportedly ditch the OnePlus 8T Pro in favor of a standard model only.
- This would be the first time since 2018’s OnePlus 6T that we don’t see a Pro variant.
OnePlus has issued a standard and Pro flagship since early 2019’s OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. This trend has continued since then, with the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 8 being joined by Pro variants.
— Max J. (@MaxJmb) September 7, 2020
In case the tweet is too cryptic for you, the OnePlus 8T is said to have the codename of “kebab.” OnePlus also tends to slap a “b” at the end of a codename to denote a variant (e.g. kebabb). But the tipster has since clarified he’s using the “kebab2” name to simplify matters, adding that this means you can’t expect a OnePlus 8T Pro.
Exactly— Max J. (@MaxJmb) September 7, 2020
This would therefore be the first OnePlus flagship since 2018’s OnePlus 6T to lack a Pro variant. Although the OnePlus 6T was also available in a McLaren variant with faster charging and more RAM.
Nevertheless, it does raise questions about the OnePlus 8T’s price and features then. A recent Android Central leak points to a 120Hz screen like the OnePlus 8 Pro, but unlike the Pro variant, it seems as if the new device will lack a telephoto shooter. There’s no word on an IP rating or wireless charging either.
It looks like OnePlus will have a lot of consumers to please with one phone. The firm is faced with either taking the more affordable route as seen with previous vanilla models or making the OnePlus 8T a premium offering like the Pro variants. What do you think OnePlus should do with the OnePlus 8T? Take our poll below!