Smartphone maker OnePlus had previously scheduled its OnePlus 6T launch event on Tuesday, October 30. But, soon after Apple announced that its next big hardware event will take place at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilman Opera House in New York on October 30, OnePlus decided to move the event up by one day.
So, now, the OnePlus 6T will launch on October 29 instead of October 30. In addition to the smartphone, the company is also expected to unveil a brand new backpack, OnePlus Explorer Backpack, at the launch event
The China-based smartphone company said it took the decision to avoid getting overshadowed by Apple’s launch event. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau explained the reason behind the date change in an official blog post.
“A lot has changed in the past 24 hours. When we announced the launch of the OnePlus 6T on October 8, we were convinced our timing would allow us to maximize the amount of people we could reach with our message. That changed when Apple announced they would be hosting their own event on October 30,” Lau wrote in the blog post.
“We couldn’t make this decision on our own. For hours, we talked to our press contacts to gain insight into how Apple’s announcement could affect the launch of the OnePlus 6T. We received considered, honest and thoughtful feedback. They showed us that if we chose to stick to our original timeline, launching the OnePlus 6T on October 30, we would be overshadowed by Apple,” he added.
Lau has also offered a refund for those who bought a ticket for the OnePlus 6T October 30 launch event and will not be able to make it to the event due to the date change. The company is reportedly ready to cover any costs that people will have to incur due to a change in plans. This even includes the price for flight tickets and hotel arrangements.
It is to be noted that date change only applies to OnePlus 6T US launch, the India launch scheduled to be held on October 30 at the DJW Stadium (inside Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex) in New Delhi will be held as announced earlier..
OnePlus 6T is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year. it is The new flagship will come with some exciting features like an in-display fingerprint sensor, a new notch design, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor with up to 8GB of RAM and the new operating system based on Android Pie.