OnePlus was all set to launch its latest flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 6T, globally and in India on October 30. However, the company has announced that it will be rescheduling the global event on October 29.
The event was scheduled to be held at Pier 36, New York City on October 30 at 11 AM EDT. Now, the event has been rescheduled to the said date, though the venue remains the same. OnePlus reveals that it has taken this step due to Apple iPad and Mac event happening on the same date and at the same time. The company fears that Apple launch event will overshadow OnePlus 6T.
“For hours, we talked to our press contacts to gain insight into how Apple’s announcement could affect the launch of the OnePlus 6T. We received considered, honest and thoughtful feedback. They showed us that if we chose to stick to our original timeline, launching the OnePlus 6T on October 30, we would be overshadowed by Apple,” the company said in a statement.
The company has revealed that those who have bought the ticket for the launch event will receive a full refund. Further, if one is willing to come to the event, then OnePlus will cover any costs that might incur to change the plans like flight and hotel bookings. The brand will reach out all the ticket owners individually to help them out.
However, there are no changes in the India event. The smartphone will launch on 30th October 2018 at KDJW Stadium, inside Indira Gandhi Sports Complex at 8:30 PM IST in New Delhi. OnePlus 6T will be an Amazon exclusive device as the e-commerce site has already listed the upcoming device for pre-booking. OnePlus 6T will be bundled alongsideType-C Bullet earphones for free in addition to Rs 500 worth of Amazon pay balance.