Earlier today (4th March 2021), Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus, announced on Weibo, a Chinese microblogging website, that it would launch the upcoming OnePlus 9 series soon but will continue the availability for the previous year’s 8 series flagship lineup as well, to keep up with market demand.
As per the social media post, the senior executive of the Chinese tech giant states that it will launch the latest OnePlus 9 series and will not be discontinuing the 8, 8 Pro, and 8T models, whose stocks will still be continuously maintained for the first half of this year. During this time, the company will also form a product strategy policy with new products that are launching this year to guarantee shipments from both offline and online channels.
For those unaware, this is a change from its strategies from the past where it usually discontinued the past generation lineups after the launch of the latest iteration. In other words, smartphones from two different generation series will be officially sold at the same time, for at least the first half of 2021. Furthermore, the company is expected to launch three models in the 9 series this year along with its first smartwatch.
The company is set to launch the OnePlus 9, 9 Pro, and 9R, with the first two variants being high end flagships while the 9R is a mid range handset. The 9 and 9 Pro will arrive with the Snapdragon 888Snapdragon 690 SoC. Unfortunately, it is still unknown when exactly the new flagship smartphones will launch, so stay tuned for more updates.
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