OnePlus is best known for producing smartphones that combine the best flagship grade hardware with a near-stock Android experience, and packed together in a beautiful body.
In an interview with CNET at CES 2018, Pete Lau announced that the next flagship phone from OnePlus will be unveiled in the latter part of Q2 2018, and will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, because “there’s no other choice”.
The company recently launched the OnePlus 5T which became the fastest and best-selling product after its launch in November. OnePlus later unveiled a Lava Red Edition, a Star Wars Edition, and finally, the signature Sandstone White variant of the 5T. The new handset is scheduled to launch late in the second quarter.
Pete Lau said that he wasn’t 100 per cent sure whether OnePlus would release a second phone in 2018. But given what’s happened in the past two years (OnePlus 3T & OnePlus 5T) we’d say that’s obviously a possibility.
On the sidelines of CES 2018, Pete Lau also confirmed that a beta version for Face Unlock will soon arrive on the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T.
Pete Lau said the company would begin talks with US carriers this year.
“If the right opportunity and right timing come along, we’ll be very happy to experiment,” he said in an interview at the Bellagio outside of CES.