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Did Amazon just confirm the existence of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro?
The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro exist and those are their real names, at least according to an Amazon listing. The ecommerce platform apparently listed the two upcoming OnePlus flagships on its affiliate website.
The listing was first spotted by a Twitter user and later confirmed by Gadgets 360 who also saw it earlier in the day. It showed the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro as part of Amazon’s affiliate advertising fee schedule.
Did Anyone See This ???
Oneplus 8Pro Listed On Amazon Affiliate@ishanagarwal24 @stufflistings @C4ETech @C4EAsh @UniverseIce pic.twitter.com/AZLs5oOUfW— Divyom Batra (@Divyom_DB) February 2, 2020
For obvious reasons, the listing has now been removed from Amazon.
While this isn’t really a big deal and we didn’t get any additional details about the upcoming phones, it can be taken as a confirmation of their names.
OnePlus launched Pro variants of both the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T last year. Amazon’s listing suggests that the company is once again adopting the same strategy this year. If so, we could see as many as five OnePlus phones in 2020.
How so? Well, OnePlus is already rumored to launch the OnePlus 8, 8 Pro and 8 Lite. If the company’s previous strategy is anything to go by, the second half of the year could bring the OnePlus 8T and 8T Pro models as well.
When can we expect the next OnePlus flagships?
Well, MWC 2020 is just around the corner and it could potentially see the launch of at least one new OnePlus phone. But OnePlus has traditionally avoided MWC in favor of a May or June launch, dating back to the OnePlus 3.
Still, the Amazon listing could be an indicator that the launch of the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro is drawing closer. If Amazon has already decided on affiliate commission for the phones, they could be ready to hit the ecommerce platform soon.
However, there’s a slim chance that Amazon mentioned incorrect names in its listing and removed them before anyone got the wrong idea.
Nevertheless, there’s no harm in speculating the two phones exist. We’ve seen plenty of compelling information — including the renders of the phones — leak previously. The Amazon listing just lends more credence to existing rumors and leaks.