OnePlus 6 to be released late second quarter with Snapdragon 845 chipset

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Building on the grand success of the OnePlus 5T, the company is now working on their next-flagship which might make it on the market as the OnePlus 6. At the same time, they are also in talks with United States telcos to launch their phones under these telcos in hopes that it will bring more awareness to USA customers.

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau in an interview with CNET at CES 2018, confirmed that the next flagship will see the light of day sometime late in second quarter of 2018.

OnePlus recently launched their new OnePlus 5T smartphone and now we have details about their next handset, the OnePlus 6. However, if OnePlus plans to let go of the mid-year update cycle, the company will have to build OnePlus 6 in a way that it stays relevant throughout the year.

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Support from US carriers has been an issue for Chinese smartphone brands. This top-end chip featuring in the phone is pretty impressive when you consider that the OnePlus remit is offering high-spec alternatives to the competition at lower prices.

In late 2017, a Qualcomm spreadsheet containing launch schedules of the flagship phones with its Snapdragon 845 chipset had surfaced online revealing that OnePlus 6 might debut in June. To do so, CEO Peter Lau says that OnePlus will begin talking to US carriers. He also reaffirmed that the company has yet to decide whether or not it will release more than one smartphone this year, as it has the past two. Finally, a Chinese company is looking to partner with carriers in the US. He says, "If the right opportunity and right timing come along, we'll be very happy to experiment".

Bringing OnePlus devices to American carriers would open lots of doors for the company, as it's estimated that at least 85 percent of phone purchases are made through carriers. As already reported, this deal fell through and the Chinese firm's CEO blasted USA carriers for the failed arrangement.

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