OnePlus is gearing for the launch of OnePlus 6T. But it seems that there has been a change of plans. The Chinese smartphone maker was slated to launch its upcoming flagship device at a special event in New York and in New Delhi on October 30. However, OnePlus 6T launch will now happen on 29th October.
Reason? The Apple event, which is scheduled to take place on the same day i.e. October 30 in Brooklyn, New York. OnePlus is a dedicated post on its official forums said that it was convinced that launching its upcoming smartphone on October 30 would allow it ‘maximise the number of people it could reach with its message’. However, that changed when Apple announced that it would its own event on the same day.
So, it talked to its community members to come with a solution to ensure that OnePlus 6T ‘gets the time and attention it deserves’. “We have only just begun our journey and cannot afford to let one of the most important products in our history be affected by another great product launch. So, after deep reflection, we have decided to move the OnePlus 6T Launch Event in New York City to October 29,” OnePlus wrote in its forum.
Acknowledging the logistic issues that the change in launch date would create, especially for the people traveling to New York for the launch, the company said that all the ticket owners, who will not be able to attend the event, will be able to apply for a full refund for their tickets. For others, who would be joining the company at the event, the company said that it would cover all the costs that people attending the event might incur due to change of plans. This includes the flight tickets and hotel arrangements.
Notably, while there has been a change in the New York event, the event in New Delhi will take place as per the old schedule i.e. on October 30.