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The OnePlus 8T will stay "smooth" for at least 3 years: Pete Lau

A current OnePlus 8T render. (Source: OnLeaks x PriceBaba)
A current OnePlus 8T render. (Source: OnLeaks x PriceBaba)
Pete Lau is the CEO of OnePlus, an OEM with a late-2020 flagship phone refresh on the way. He has taken to Weibo to discuss lag in mobile devices of this tier. The executive also indicated that the impending 8T will resist it until it is 3 years old at the earliest.

Pete Lau has taken to Weibo to discuss the things that make a flagship phone a flagship with OnePlus fans. One of these properties is the ability to maintain a "smooth" user experience, something this OEM has come to define itself by. Lau held forth that a premium device should be able to maintain this in the long term.

Accordingly, the executive now touts the 8T (or 8T series?) as capable of staying lag-free for at least 3 years. These claims may be largely built on the development of OxygenOS (OOS), OnePlus' Android skin that is indeed widely regarded as one of the most optimal forms of the software on which it is based.

The company also recently committed to updates for this same ROM for its devices that may indeed span 3 years. Smartphones that can stay snappy thanks to this support may indeed be worth keeping around for that long, something Lau notes many users do in any case.

He may be pitching the 8T, which is set to launch on October 14, 2020, with this kind of price-to-longevity profile in the face of its emerging competitors. They are likely to include the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, Google Pixel 5 and Xiaomi's Mi 10T series.

A translated form of Lau's lag-prevention message. (Source: Weibo via GizmoChina)
A translated form of Lau's lag-prevention message. (Source: Weibo via GizmoChina)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-09-27 (Update: 2020-09-27)
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