OnePlus phones have only been available from OnePlus in the U.S. That could change soon.
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said that OnePlus would start talking with U.S. carriers this year about selling its devices through one or more stateside wireless operators.
It’s not certain that any deal will be made, but OnePlus is interested in trying out the carrier model. “If the right opportunity and timing come along, we’ll be very happy to experiment,” Lau explained.
The majority of consumers in the U.S. still buy their phones from their carriers, though, so selling its devices through a carrier could really help give OnePlus a boost. Making a deal with one or more U.S. carriers will give OnePlus access to millions of potential new customers.
Pete Lau said today that OnePlus is planning to launch its next phone late in Q2 2018. And it will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset. Keep in touch for more information.