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OnePlus Confirms Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Powered Flagship Coming in First Half of 2021

OnePlus 9 series is one of the most anticipated smartphone series that is yet to launch in 2021. The smartphone is said to launch in March this year, a month ahead of OnePlus' usual April launch timeframe. Ahead of the launch date, we have been subjected to a slew of rumours and leaks around the OnePlus 9 smartphones in the past couple of months, which have detailed several expected features and specifications about the OnePlus 9 series that will include the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro. According to reports, OnePlus is expected to bring a third OnePlus 9 device with the latest series, possibly called the OnePlus 9E or the OnePlus 9 Lite and will be the entry-level variant in the series. Apart from that, many renders and leaked live images of the OnePlus 9 smartphones have surfaced in the past couple of months.  (Image Courtesy: Voice/ Steve Hemmerstoffer)

OnePlus 9 series is one of the most anticipated smartphone series that is yet to launch in 2021. The smartphone is said to launch in March this year, a month ahead of OnePlus' usual April launch timeframe. Ahead of the launch date, we have been subjected to a slew of rumours and leaks around the OnePlus 9 smartphones in the past couple of months, which have detailed several expected features and specifications about the OnePlus 9 series that will include the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro. According to reports, OnePlus is expected to bring a third OnePlus 9 device with the latest series, possibly called the OnePlus 9E or the OnePlus 9 Lite and will be the entry-level variant in the series. Apart from that, many renders and leaked live images of the OnePlus 9 smartphones have surfaced in the past couple of months. (Image Courtesy: Voice/ Steve Hemmerstoffer)

OnePlus posted an official video on the Snapdragon Tech Summit 2020 website.

Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon 888 5G flagship chipset that will power most of the Android flagships in 2021 during its Snapdragon Tech Summit 2020 on December 1. As Qualcomm announced its new processor, several companies like Xiaomi, Oppo, and Realme also confirmed that their smartphones next year will be powered by the Snapdragon 888 chipset. Now, OnePlus comes as the latest brand to announce that it will launch a Snapdragon 888-powered flagship smartphone in the first half of 2021.

OnePlus posted an official video on the Snapdragon Tech Summit 2020 website. “We believe that the technological innovation of this flagship platform in 5G, games, camera, and other aspects will contribute to the high-end flagship to be launched by OnePlus in (the) first half of next year,” a OnePlus executive says in the video. While it is not a surprise for OnePlus to use the top-end Qualcomm chipset in its flagship smartphones, it is still a noteworthy announcement coming from the brand itself. OnePlus is expected to launch its OnePlus 9 series in the first half of next year.

Before OnePlus, Xiaomi also confirmed that its Mi 11 flagship would be launched with the Snapdragon 888 chipset very soon. The Redmi sub-brand’s General Manager also said that has also said that its smartphones will also make use of Qualcomm’s new processor. Further, Oppo also said in an official video that its upcoming Find X flagship will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC and will launch in the first quarter of 2021.

During the virtual presentation, Qualcomm also showed off a graphic naming more smartphone brands as partners. Prominent names like Asus, Motorola, Vivo, Black Shark, Nubia, and more were listed by the American chipmaker. The list however, missed Samsung, Google, or Sony. This still doesn’t mean that the chipset won’t be seen on a Samsung or Google or Sony device.

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