Along with this, Lau also said that the next OnePlus phone is scheduled for a release at some point in late Q2 2018. At the same time, they are also in talks with U.S. telcos to launch their phones under these telcos in hopes that it will bring more awareness to United States customers. Pete Lau, chief executive of the Chinese manufacturer, has confirmed in an interview to CNET, that the company will bring the OnePlus 6 smartphone in June this year.
In addition, Lau said the handset would be based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chipset saying "there's no other choice" than Qualcomm hardware. If OnePlus smartphones will be distributed through a carrier, the brand has the potential for massive sales because of its bang-for-the-buck products.
OnePlus has a foolproof plan ready for 2018.
This year, it will be a pretty tough act for the company to follow after the super success of the OnePlus 5 and the OP 5T.
As Android Headlines points out, however, a successful partnership with us carriers could also pose potential problems for OnePlus. Lau claims if the right opportunity and timing came along, it would be happy to experiment. The company has not yet confirmed the name of the upcoming smartphone, but going by the trend we expect it to be called as OnePlus 6.
Analysts estimate that 85% to 90% of US consumers purchase their phones through their carrier, which means that OnePlus is now missing out on this huge segment of the market.
After months of being rumored, Huawei hot deal with U.S. carriers, Verizon and AT&T eventually fell through. Huawei CEO Richard Yu even went off script at CES 2018 to slam USA carriers for refusing to distribute the company's smartphones.
Lau also revealed that the new OnePlus 6 smartphone would come packing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU.