We’ve been hearing rumors about the OnePlus 6T for a few weeks now. Here to throw its own hat into the game is OnePlus itself, teasing a big event on January 15.
OnePlus’ official Weibo account recently posted an image of a calendar with the date January 15 outlined. The caption asks people to “set a goal for your new semester, we will see you on January 15, 2019.” Upon closer inspection, it looks like this mystery event will take place from 3 to 4 pm based on the timings in the teaser.
OnePlus Mystery January Event
OnePlus is naturally being tight-lipped about what it’s planning to show off 4 months from now. The most obvious answer is that the OnePlus 6T will make its debut. This is a bit unusual, since the OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 5T came out in November 2016 and 2017, respectively.
The other explanation is that the company is looking to launch the OnePlus 7 early. The OnePlus 6 was launched in May 2018, so there would be a sizable gap between the two. This narrative goes against a recent CNET report which claimed that the OnePlus 6T is coming out in October.
The article also claimed that T-Mobile is going to be the exclusive carrier partner for the OnePlus 6T in the US. It wouldn’t make sense for OnePlus to launch the OnePlus 6T in October and then follow up with the OnePlus 7 in January.
It’s possible the January 15 event isn’t for a flagship phone at all, but a new accessory or mid-range handset. It’s been a while since the OnePlus X came out and disappeared into obscurity. The company has officially said it’s going to stick to its one-or-two-a-year strategy, but there’s no reason why it can’t mix things up a bit this time around.