OnePlus will unveil the OnePlus 6T a day early; Apple is to blame

OnePlus will unveil the OnePlus 6T a day early; Apple is to blame
A few weeks ago, on October 8, OnePlus officially confirmed that it would be holding a press event on October 30 to announce the OnePlus 6T. But yesterday, in a move that OnePlus seemingly didn’t expect, Apple began sending out invites to an event that is set to be held on the exact same date.

In a message posted on its official forums a short while ago, OnePlus announced that it would be bringing its OnePlus 6T event forward by one day, to October 29. The company admitted that it has spent hours speaking to press contacts across the globe in order to gain insight into how Apple’s event could affect its own announcement. Moreover, OnePlus also confirmed that it had spoken to some of its most loyal users.

Ultimately, the company said that these people all provided “considered, honest and thoughtful feedback” which led them to believe its own event would be overshadowed significantly by Apple’s new products, which are expected to include an updated iPad Pro series and an Apple Pencil 2, among other things. OnePlus went on to state that, while it has built up one of the most passionate communities in the tech industry, it has to remain realistic, which is why it has chosen to change the event date.

Although this was likely a tough decision for the company to make considering the number of plans that this change could disrupt, it’s ultimately the right one for the brand. After all, OnePlus can now guarantee itself a full day in the spotlight, rather than just a few hours.



source: OnePlus

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27 Comments

1. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2117; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Nothing matters, but Apple...LOL! The problem with Android with all these announcements draws away attention from every Android manufacturer announcement and release dates. Apple is okay when it comes to product awareness and attention.

10. toukale

Posts: 599; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

As is the case with the way the current mobile world is setup and run, Apple is the responsible party for that. Up until the iPhone, most announcements use to take place either during trade shows (ex...CES, MWC etc). Apple changed that by breaking that tradition and started having their own events. Few years later everyone followed. It is ridiculous nowadays if you ask me.

11. rouyal

Posts: 1564; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I think even Nintendo stopped announcing stuff at whatever the big video game conference is, and just posted “Nintendo Direct”s.

23. KParks23

Posts: 719; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Agreed I can't wait to see the phone perhaps a couple days after the apple event would have been better. The next day everyone is going to be all apple

2. Bankz

Posts: 2478; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

OnePlus has really regressed lately. If you had a superior offering, then why shifting your launch announcement? But but but underscreen go scanners lmaoooo. No wireless charging, no large battery, no triple camera, no IP rating, no SD card, no IR blaster, stereo speakers, no 2k display. SMH and it's serves them right tbh

3. AbhiD

Posts: 565; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

And which brands actually provides all that for $500+ ? Get a brain surgery done dumbo.

4. Be_Mine

Posts: 197; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

What is the price of the iPhone Max Xs again?

8. kartik.07

Posts: 73; Member since: May 04, 2015

Yes iPhone Xs is costly but it has the one of the best screen, camera, ip raiting, speaker, CPU, battery life what else you want?? (Yes it have fast charging just not in the box you have to buy additional things which is lame but you have the option). it has wireless charging and iOS ecosystem which you have to use properly to understand and the optimisation of the apps is still the android worst thing incuding updates

9. kartik.07

Posts: 73; Member since: May 04, 2015

If you want to compare to iPhones you will need Samsung for the screen Pixel for the camera Some Chinese for battery Razer for performance (which still is not powerful as A12) These are 4 phones and iPhone is second to them and basically not a big difference for common person to feel it.. And Android and iOS now basically have almost all the features except customisations but mostly people just change there background the most (not talking about phone geeks here) so main thing here is apple ecosystem and it friendliness, everything just work. And I would agree that’s really a big price for it, should have been less with fast charging included but no one can compete with them in numbers of units moved

13. Be_Mine

Posts: 197; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

You can actually buy 4 OnePlus 6 for the price of 1 iPhone Xs Max 512 GB in my Country India.

17. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

The fact that what you are suggesting is android then its a big no. Even if its free. I don’t like my home to be filled with cheap products with high specs for show off.

16. rouyal

Posts: 1564; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Well, if you combine those 4 phones, then maybe you’ll have something.

6. joshuaswingle

Posts: 405; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

If you want all of that, buy a Mate 20 Pro and pay the $1100+ price tag.

12. w159148

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 02, 2018

Not as fast as the A12 and the XS series. Still lags behind in the screen department as Apple's OLED is the best in class.

21. joshuaswingle

Posts: 405; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

What a pointless comment. Nobody is comparing it to the iPhones. The guy listed everything inside a Mate 20 Pro. Last time I checked the iPhones didn't feature an in-display fingerprint scanner, expandable storage, large battery, or IR scanner.

26. w159148

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 02, 2018

Excuse me? The in-display fingerprint scanner is still something to gamble with. Works at times, doesn't work at some. Face ID in my opinion is more secure than the fingerprint scanning, however that's my opinion. Plus, how much more storage would you need, you have multiple storage options. Plus, the Mate 20 lineup doesn't even have MicroSD for the fact, NanoSD will be expensive. Still manages to last a day without bigger batteries than it's competitors, eh? IR scanner? If you are talking about IR blasters, then almost every phone except a few of Xiaomi and Huawei/Honors include it, others don't have. Heck, even the Pixel and the Note 9 don't carry it. As for the IR camera/scanner, Apple does have it on the iPhone X and XR plus the XS series.

5. mudcat626

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

It’s okay OnePlus, no other tech company would go up against Apple on the same day. You have companies releasing their products before Apple to get a little attention.....

7. Alcyone

Posts: 196; Member since: May 10, 2018

Don't get me wrong, but announcements have now become boring. Just my opinion. What really matters is hands on, not just the 2 min "peek".

14. dimas

Posts: 3253; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

The announcement rescheduling is not for the consumers, it is for the press, youtubers and other media that will do write-ups for their products. It is boring but these launchings are very important for product exposures.

15. jjface

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 07, 2017

Am I the only one to think that was badly done by Apple. You can see when other companies have announcements and quite frankly booking the same day as someone else is foul play.

18. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

And do you think that apple just plan this just by now. They’d plan it a year ago.

19. mootu

Posts: 1373; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

No they didn't, they didn't know when the new iPad would be ready for release (it's actually late) so they cannot plan that far in front. Why do you think they send out the invites only a few weeks before these so called events.

20. kiko007

Posts: 7466; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Are you serious? They send out invites a few weeks before in order to prepare the venue and assess their guest list. It has nothing to do with the iPad being “late”. Hell, you don’t even know if it hit a development snag or not, you’re just pulling nonsense out of thin air to back a crappy claim you made.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It’s called big business dude...nothing more.

22. vickygamit

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

10000$ for new iPad Pro pencil sold separately for just 1000$

24. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 636; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

I am somewhat of an audiophile when it comes to my phones. Can anyone tell me what DAC is in the One Plus 6T?

27. Karthicck

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 22, 2018

Hi, Nice article. Thanks, Karthick

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