The OnePlus 8T smartphone goes on sale this week, and sources are already reporting that the company is developing the OnePlus 9 series.
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Insider @MaxJmb posted on his Twitter page that the OnePlus 9 is being codenamed “Lemonade”.
A month ago, information appeared on the XDA Developers forum that OnePlus is working on devices codenamed Lemonade, Lemonadet, Lemonadev and Lemonadep.
So far, we can only assume that the OnePlus 9 will be built on the basis of the flagship Snapdragon 875 single-chip system, the smartphone will receive an AMOLED display with an image refresh rate of at least 120 Hz, a charging power of at least 65 W and an improved camera.
According to another source, the OnePlus 9 will be released much earlier than expected. This makes sense as the OnePlus 8T is not a true flagship.
Sources say OnePlus plans to release the new flagship smartphone OnePlus 9 as early as March next year, rather than in April-May when the manufacturer usually announces new phones.
The early release of the OnePlus 9 will allow the manufacturer to compete with the first Snapdragon 875-based flagships from Samsung, Xiaomi, and others, which are expected early next year. Though rumor has it that Samsung will launch its flagship Galaxy S21 line in January.
There is another reason for the imminent release of the new flagship smartphone: the fact is that the OnePlus 8T cannot be called a real flagship, and the manufacturer himself decided not to release the OnePlus 8T Pro model.
Usually, OnePlus presents its numbered flagships in the spring.