In 2016, both the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T, two high-end smartphones, were launched. One of the two had the next – generation processor Qualcomm was launched in mid-2016. Will launch this year OnePlus 5T with Qualcomm Snapdragon 836?
If the OnePlus 3 was launched in June, and OnePlus 3T was launched in November, it is possible that the new OnePlus 5T also launch later this 2017. The new OnePlus 3T was launched with the Snapdragon Qualcomm 821 processor launched mid-year as a version of a level somewhat higher than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 was launched, and which already had the OnePlus 3.
2017 has been released on OnePlus 5 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, and just seems that Qualcomm could launch a version higher level processor, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 836. The Google Pixel 2 could have the new processor. In 2016 the Google Pixel was also launched with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor.
Will the OnePlus 5T be launched by the end of 2017?
It is possible that the OnePlus 5T will be launched in late 2017. However, that will depend on whether there really were many users who bought the OnePlus 3T in 2016. It will also depend on whether the sales of OnePlus 5 are really positive. It will also depend on whether many smartphones are launched with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 processor, and the OnePlus 5 would no longer be one of the best mobile phones on the market. The truth is that the OnePlus 5 has a price of 585 dollars, while the OnePlus 3 had a price of 470 dollars. Because of this, it is no longer a smartphone with a price as cheap as the one launched in 2016, and users might consider better to buy a slightly more expensive mobile that has a better processor.
This is why the OnePlus 5T is finally launched. In fact, the ideal would be to launch OnePlus 5T that also had a price of 585 dollars, and that the OnePlus 5 would come to have a cheaper price. OnePlus 5, with a price of 470 dollars, for example, would be one of the best smartphones that we could buy with that price, even if the OnePlus 5T had been released.
In any case, the OnePlus 5T would be launched at the end of 2017. Maybe it will never be released. And if not launched, it is very possible that the price of OnePlus 5 will remain the same at the end of 2017 than now. But even if it was launched, it is possible that the OnePlus 5T is launched with a price of about 680 dollars, as the OnePlus 3T was launched with a price of about 560 dollars, when the price of OnePlus 3 was 470 dollars.