As promised by Pete Lau, OnePlus’s CEO, we have finally gotten a date for the launch event of their latest flagship. We got an announcement just a few days ago on Lau’s Twitter regarding this so it wasn’t really a surprise. According to a tweet put up by OnePlus today, the launch event will take place on May 14th, 2019.
— OnePlus (@oneplus) April 23, 2019
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If look closely, the tweet mentions the next devices as the “OnePlus 7 Series” which confirms what the leaks suggested about OnePlus coming out with more than one phone. In case you don’t know how OnePlus launches its phones; it comes out with 2 phones each year. The first one, which is a regular model denoted with a number (eg. OnePlus 6), comes around in May, the same time as OnePlus 7. The second phone denoted with the same number with an additional “T” (eg. OnePlus 6T) comes a few months later.
This may seem similar to Samsung’s strategy with its Galaxy S and Note Series. However, unlike them, OnePlus’s phones are not that much different regarding performance and only come with minor upgrades. And now OnePlus has decided to mix it up. There are no official statements regarding the new phones. But according to the leaks, which have proven to be true so far, they’ll be two phones called OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro.
— OnePlus (@oneplus) April 22, 2019
We have discussed in detail the leaked specs and features of the new phones. OnePlus confirms one of them with a pictured attached to a tweet. The phone in the picture clearly has a curved edge display, like Samsung phones. This is expected to be only available on the OnePlus 7 Pro. OnePlus additionally claims the new display will have an “unprecedented smoothness”. Whatever that means, we’ll have to find out.
Now let’s talk about the event. It’ll be a big one. It will proceed simultaneously in New York City, London, and Bangalore, while a separate event will be held a day later in Beijing. Like all launch events, there will be big names from the world of tech journalism present to get the first hands-on experience on the new devices. However, OnePlus will allow some of you to attend as well.
Yes, you read that right. You can also attend OnePlus’s launch event for just $20, but you’ll have to hurry. Tickets are limited and will soon go up in value due to high demand. However, don’t be disheartened if you don’t make it since the event will be live-streamed on OnePlus’s YouTube channel. The timings of the events are as follows:
- New York City, USA (11:00 AM ET, May 14th)
- London, UK (4:00 PM BST, May 14th)
- Bangalore, India (8:15 PM IST, May 14th)
- Beijing, China (2:00 PM PST, May 16th)
That isn’t all. OnePlus also proves additional opportunities for budding tech reviewers through their OnePlus Lab Program. You can join it here. There’ll be a selection process and then the lucky 15 reviewers will be revealed on May 9th,2019. The deadline to apply is May 3rd, 2019.