29 September 2020
Update: September 29, 2020
OnePlus founder and CEO Pete Lau (Liu Zuohu) has confirmed on Weibo that there will be no OnePlus 8T Pro launching alongside the OnePlus 8T. Lau rather directs users looking for the OnePlus 8T Pro to OnePlus 8 Pro. According to the machine-translated text, the company has already given the major upgrade in the form of OnePlus 8 Pro and there can't be any superior device over it.
Original Post (September 8, 2020)
OnePlus launches two flagship lineup every year that comes in the form of an iteration of series from last year and one series consisting of the phones with slightly upgraded specifications with a “T” suffix in their names. This all started in 2016 when OnePlus 3T was launched and later the company also started launching a Pro variant as well. But this year, OnePlus might not have planned to launch OnePlus 8T Pro.
The tipster Max J. posted an image in a Twitter post that reflects there is not going to be an OnePlus 8T Pro as we speculated before. The tipster used a circle-backslash symbol on the codename of the phone to indicate that OnePlus is not launching the OnePlus 8T Pro.
Previous reports have stated that the codename of the OnePlus 8T is kebab so the tipster just used “kebab2” as a reference to the OnePlus 8T Pro variant to convey the message.
It is unknown why OnePlus is not bringing a Pro version to the OnePlus 8T, but it appears it could be because the company has already released a phone between these two flagship lineup called the OnePlus Nord.
Talking about the OnePlus 8T, the phone has been leaked a few times and a couple of them have thrown enough light on the specifications. So, referring to them we give a quick review to you.
OnePlus 8T is expected to come with a 6.55-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It could bear four cameras at the back, with 48MP bring the primary one, joined by a 16MP wide-angle module, 5MP macro, and a 2MP portrait lens. It will run OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 out of the box. It will be powered by Snapdragon 865+ processor and 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. It may come with 65W fast-charging support. It is expected that the OnePlus 8T could launch by the end of this month or in the first week of October.