OnePlus may prepare to release another version of its 9-series phones, 9 RT, by Android Central source. Based on the report, it appears to be a slightly updated version OnePlus 9R, which was launched earlier this year with more modest data than the flagships 9 and 9 Pro. This model never made it to North America, and it seems to be the case with 9 RT as well. Like Nord 2. And basic model 9 Pro. But who follows?
By Android CentralThe OnePlus 9 RT will be released in October with a Snapdragon 870 processor, 120 Hz OLED display, 4500 mAh battery and OxygenOS 12. With its main camera pointing backwards, it reportedly uses a 50-megapixel sensor behind the same (very good) ultra-width as the 9 and 9 Pro.
OnePlus 9 RT debuts in China and India Android Central, and is not intended to be made available on the North American or European markets. That’s not too surprising, and it follows OnePlus ’recent strategy to limit U.S. releases to the high-end like the 9 and 9 Pro devices, as well as the budget-specific N200 and N10 5G.
It’s possible that OnePlus sees an opportunity to eat some of the market share of the budget previously used by LG and has focused its U.S. strategy accordingly. In any case, it seems increasingly clear that bringing mid-range devices like the Nord 2 and higher-end devices like the 9 RT like this to the U.S. is not part of the company’s strategy.