The OnePlus 6T will launch early at pop-up events in the US, Europe, and India
Whether you think the decision to push back the OnePlus 6T announcement to avoid clashing with Apple’s highly anticipated iPad Pro launch event on October 30 was courageous or cowardly, the company that “never settles” continues to hype the heck out of its next big phone.
Scheduled to go official on October 29 now, the jack-less, in-display fingerprint-scanning handset will then widely go on sale on November 6. But there’s actually one (fairly) simple way for hardcore OnePlus fans to get their hands on the 6T early.
Yup, pop-up events are coming back after gathering over 15,500 attendees across 26 cities in 11 countries prior to the global release of the OnePlus 6 back in May. Once again, you’ll be offered the chance to purchase a hot new mobile device before the masses in select European and Indian venues, as well as New York.
Unfortunately, there’s just one US OnePlus 6T pop-up planned, kicking off at 6 PM EDT on October 29 in Times Square, followed by almost a dozen similar shindigs on October 31 across the old continent.
We're talking Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Marseille, Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Milan, Barcelona, and Madrid. Up next, the Nordics will host half a dozen pop-up events on November 2 in Helsinki, Oulu, Turku, Copenhagen, Aarhus, and Stockholm, while on the same day, nine major cities in India will see the OnePlus 6T presented to its earliest adopters in a grand total of 11 venues.
That sounds like an impressive show of force, given every single event will have not just limited OnePlus 6T stock available, but also special goodies and gear including earphones, cases, laptop sleeves, t-shirts, baseball caps, energy drinks, signature backpacks, as well as refreshments for all attendees.
By the way, over 1,000 tickets for the rescheduled October 29 keynote event in New York have been sold, but if you want to witness the launch online, you can do that as well courtesy of a YouTube livestream. Who’s ready to “unlock the speed”, either in person or virtually?