OnePlus clears up rumors about April 7 launch event

When are we going to see OnePlus introduce its next smartphone? The company’s already confirmed that such a device is very much in the works, and that we should see it go official before the end of next quarter. OK, but when? Will we be waiting until the tail-end of June, or could the smartphone arrive months earlier? Just earlier today we found ourselves checking out some possible benchmarks of an in-development OnePlus 3 while hearing the rumor that OnePlus might be gearing up for a very early launch, announcing the phone at an April 7 event in China. Well, the OnePlus 3 will still be here some day, but OnePlus has just confirmed that April 7 will come and go without the smartphone launching.

There’s still very much a OnePlus press event scheduled for April 7, but the company has now clarified that it won’t be using this opportunity to introduce its next device.

We don’t know exactly what OnePlus might be planning instead – new sales information for the Chinese market, or perhaps some change to the software its phones run in the region – but we’re not seeing the launch of a new handset.

Honestly, this shouldn’t be that surprising, as OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei’s comments about that before-Q2’s-over OnePlus 3 launch emphasized late Q2 as the company’s target. Unless OnePlus drastically changed its timetable over the course of the past month, it was pretty unlikely we’d get the OnePlus 3 so soon.

Source: Android Authority
Via: XDA

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