The OnePlus 7T Pro isn't coming to the US, tipster claims

The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro were announced around four months ago. Markets such as Europe and India received access to both smartphones but US customers were limited to the higher-end OnePlus 7 Pro.

Next month, as some of you may already know, the OnePlus 7 series will be replaced by the OnePlus 7T line and it seems that, once again, not all models will be sold in the US.

The OnePlus 7T Pro isn’t coming to the US market


According to tipster Max J. who is arguably best known for his Samsung leaks, the OnePlus 7T Pro won’t be available to purchase in the US when it launches later this year. The reason for this decision hasn’t yet been revealed but it seems pretty logical considering the lack of upgrades that are planned for the flagship.

Per the latest leaks, the OnePlus 7T Pro will replace the original model’s Snapdragon 855 with the marginally faster and newer Snapdragon 855 Plus. Also expected is an 8/256GB base storage configuration rather than 6/128GB and a slightly higher 4,085mAh battery capacity.

Other features are expected to include Super Slow-Motion video recording at 960fps and 720p, Android 10 straight out of the box, an improved fast-charging technology called Warp Charge 30T that’s around 20% faster, and a new Macro photo mode that may be rolled out to the OnePlus 7 Pro via a software update. The rest of the smartphone, however, will be largely identical to the model it replaces.

Effectively, this means the OnePlus 7T Pro will feature the same 6.7-inch Fluid AMOLED display, the same triple-camera setup, the same pop-out camera module and selfie sensor, the same Nightscape Mode, and the same in-screen fingerprint scanner.

OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition will be available


Despite the lack of plans for a OnePlus 7T Pro launch in the US, the special edition OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition will indeed be available as a Verizon exclusive. This device should offer a carbon fiber rear panel and 5G support but a detailed spec sheet is yet to leak. Another smartphone reportedly coming to the US is the OnePlus 7T. The original model wasn’t released in the market due to a lack of upgrades over last year's OnePlus 6T but it seems there’s sufficient demand for the noticeably improved OnePlus 7T.

Like the OnePlus 7T Pro, the standard OnePlus 7T is expected to arrive powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Plus paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage as standard, although a variant with twice the storage is reportedly in the works. Accompanying this will be a large 6.55-inch notched Fluid AMOLED display that supports a 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ content alongside a 2400 x 1080p resolution. This should be coupled by a 16-megapixel front-facing shooter and a triple-camera setup on the rear that sits within a circular module.

The OnePlus 7T’s main camera will be a 48-megapixel f/1.6 sensor that’s identical to the one found on the OnePlus 7 Pro. Sitting alongside looks set to be a 16-megapixel snapper paired with an ultra-wide-angle lens and an 8-megapixel camera coupled with a 2x telephoto zoom lens.

Lastly, the OnePlus 7T should include a 3,800mAh battery alongside support for Warp Charge 30T and ship with Android 10 and the latest version of Oxygen OS pre-installed.

OnePlus 7T series announcement and US availability


The OnePlus 7T, OnePlus 7T Pro, and OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition are expected to go official at an event on Thursday, October 10. Pre-orders for all smartphones should commence immediately after the introduction and precede an international launch on Tuesday, October 15.

The OnePlus 7T's US release date isn't expected to differ from the international one but the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition's launch may follow a different timeline. After all, it should launch as a Verizon exclusive and therefore could be available at a later or earlier date set by the carrier.

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  • Display 6.7" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 48 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+, Octa-core, 2960 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 4085 mAh

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15 Comments

1. OneLove123

Posts: 1189; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

They sucks!!!

5. OneLove123

Posts: 1189; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

"that"

2. AbhiD

Posts: 849; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

This leak doesn't seem very logical to say the least. Whatever the upgrades, they are still upgrades. So it makes no sense that the Pro's T version won't make it to the states but everywhere else in the world. And it would also mean that no T variant would end up in US as normal version isn't already sold in US. So it's kind of hard to believe TBH. Btw On Leaks's leak about the launch date of OP7T and OP7T Pro doesn't coincide with Ishan Agarwal's leak. And Ishan is better at OnePlus leaks and was also the 1st one to leak all the details many weeks early. So i would suggest to take it with a pinch of salt.

7. joshuaswingle

Posts: 630; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

As usual everything should be taken with a pinch of salt but I think it makes perfect sense. I can't imagine T-Mobile is interested in offering a small upgrade over the OnePlus 7 Pro when the device is probably still selling well. You also seem to be forgetting that the OnePlus 6T is still sold in the US but it's almost a year old and due for an upgrade. About OnLeak's leak, it coincides with what Max J. revealed before Ishan Agarwal tweeted anything about OnePlus. Also, if you look at Ishan's most recent tweet, he no longer seems as sure about the OnePlus 7T arriving on September 26.

3. Whitedot

Posts: 831; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

I ma pretty sure it is darn some sort of coorptorate agreement. Just like Sony had one behind doors allowing them to seel through carriers but with disabled FPS.

4. tedkord

Posts: 17413; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

If true, this is a shame. With Samsung going the great compromise route, this is one of the only phones I'd consider.

6. Venom

Posts: 3722; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Don't tell me OnePlus is trying to pull a Nokia and eschew releasing phones in the US?

8. joshuaswingle

Posts: 630; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Most US consumers aren't interested in upgrades every six months or so. It makes sense for them to release the Pro variant during the first half of the year and the regular model during the second half.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22264; Member since: May 28, 2014

There is also the fact that HMD has also been focusing more and more on the U.S. market, which is evident buy their latest releases (Nokia 4.2, Nokia 9 Pureview, Nokia 7.2, for example) either being available here now or having preorders go live, in the case of the Nokia 7.2. I’m sure the 6.2 will be available here as well. There is also the fact of both Verizon and Cricket, two U.S. carriers, supporting and carrying Nokia branded smartphones, albeit on the lower end. HMD not supporting the U.S. market is old news now, and no longer relevant.

9. saif2711

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 22, 2016

The OP7 pro is undoubtedly the best phone of the year and is even on par with any 2020 flagship device that will come later like S11.So there's absolutely nothing that can be added in this phone except for the upgraded processor and the latest Android 10 based Oxygen OS ui.OP 7 pro has the best camera especially after recent updates,best UI,best performance beating the likes of S10,Note10+,a 90 Hz 2k amoled panel and marvelous design.So there's hardly any thing left for improvement.

11. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 730; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Wow, how shortsighted. You already know what next year's flagships are going to be like?

10. Kepler1000

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 15, 2019

Is that true? We'll, I have a OnePlus 6T. An upgrade to OnePlus 7 Pro or OnePlus 7T or 7T Pro may not be worth it due to a slightly better configuration. I'll prefer to wait for OnePlus 8 instead. However, I was looking forward in upgrading to OnePlus 7T Pro and the surprised came when it's rumored not coming to the U.S market. If only OnePlus 7T is released in the U.S, it's not worth it to upgrade.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22264; Member since: May 28, 2014

The OnePlus 7 Pro is pretty awesome, so for me, it’s not an issue if the 7T Pro isn’t available in the U.S., as I’m very happy with my 7Pro. With the updates being so incremental between the 7Pro and 7T Pro, I won’t be surprised if it isn’t available in the U.S. I doubt T-Mobile would carry it being this way, and one could still get it unlocked from various online outlets, I’m sure.

15. Eclectech

Posts: 355; Member since: May 01, 2013

Considering the performance of my OnePlus 7 Pro is already stellar, they'd have to do better than a slightly better Snapdragon 855 to make me even think about upgrading. It's just not enough of an improvement to even warrant a new model. It'll basically be the same phone.

17. Stig1

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 16, 2019

well, that is you and its good to hear you seem happy with it.... and here is another perspective: many people (including me) don't have the 7 pro and are looking to buy new phone and upgrade from an older one... granted, even the 7 pro will be a big step from me, but I would feel bad buying "the old model" when I know there is a newer one for other markets (specially if its the same price at which we will get the "old" showed at)

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