OnePlus 10: again sacrificed the 9T family?

OnePlus 10: again sacrificed the 9T family?

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In the first half of 2022 it will be the turn of the OnePlus 10 smartphone family but before that, by the end of this year, there will be room for the OnePlus 9T series. Or not?

As for 2020, the Chinese company could have different plans than usual regarding the family of top-of-the-range smartphones arriving within a few months. It could even discard the 9T Pro version and release only the standard version or even both.

What now seems certain is that the OnePlus 9RT will be there and will have a Snapdragon 870 SoC, a display capable of refreshing rate up to 120 Hz and obviously an OLED technology. Plenty of RAM with versions up to 12 GB and 256 GB of UFS 3.1 internal memory.

The multimedia department has also worked very well with a rear camera equipped with a 50 MP main sensor and a 16 MP front camera .

Having said that, let's move on to the latest rumors released by a well-known leaker that we report as he has demonstrated over time that he knows about the events of the Chinese company. Well, OnePlus 10 should remain very, very similar in design compared to OnePlus 9. So, using a nomenclature dear to Apple, we could baptize it as OnePlus 9s.

Obviously, as usual, they will all be the top specifications of the case. A top-of-the-range data sheet with updated SoC (Snapdragon 898 or 999) along with improvements in performance of RAM and storage memory. As for the OnePlus 9RT there will also be a photographic boost.

In short, the slowdown in the smartphone market over the last few quarters (even from a technological point of view, with the folds removed) could convince the company to slow down in order not to saturate “his” most profitable market.

Finally, new smartphones from the Nord family would be in the works, one of which will most likely be OnePlus Nord N20. For the rest, the period is correct to have more accurate information on the new models arriving at the end of the year, admitted and not granted that there will be.

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OnePlus 10 tipster says it could be a 'polished' OnePlus 9

It’s the time of year when, normally, we’d be seeing all kinds of leaks about the second OnePlus flagship of the year. But with reports that the OnePlus 9T is cancelled, it seems that the company is now focusing on the OnePlus 10, which is expected in March to June of next year.

In fact, reading between the lines of what leaker Yogesh Brar tweeted, it sounds like the OnePlus 10 could be what we would typically see as the T model. “OnePlus is working on series 10 phones which are being pitched as polished series 9 models,” he wrote. 

That’s not such a bad thing. The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro were, after all, excellent phones at a competitive price. But a polished version of the handset is typically what we see at the end of the year, not the new model for spring or summer. 

Other than that, Brar claims, the company is working on “a bunch of Nord series models” and “some new accessories” to be revealed “at the next launch.” Notably there is no mention of a OnePlus 9T here, and the sheer volume of products cited may go some way to explaining this. 

The ‘T’ model made sense when the company only released two handsets per year, but OnePlus has perhaps felt the effects of spreading itself thin. Not just with vanilla and Pro versions of its flagships, but with multiple OnePlus Nord variants, too. Given that the cheaper Nord handsets are reportedly selling impressively in the U.S., it’s unsurprising that the company would prioritize the budget end of the market, rather than put out another Q4 flagship that will struggle for oxygen with all the iPhone 13 hype.

And there’s the accessories, too. This year, we saw the launch of the OnePlus Watch and the OnePlus Buds Pro, which sit alongside the company’s OnePlus TV. With Brar talking about yet more accessories to follow, it’s not surprising the company may want to give its flagships some breathing space – especially with a global chip shortage to contend with.  

Of course, OnePlus itself has hinted that there may be a 9T with a recent teasing tweet:

Well maybe... but equally maybe not. Android Central reports that the company is planning a OnePlus 9 RT device, which will build on the OnePlus 9R – a handset that didn’t go far beyond India and China. 

It’s possible that the company was referring to that with its ‘OnePlus 9 in tea’ tweet – or maybe it’s just a company that knows how to chase the social media engagement numbers, and isn’t afraid of a little trolling to get results. It’s not like the company hasn’t used such trickery before with the world's worst foldable phone tease that turned out to be just a 50% off deal. 

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