T-Mobile could carry the OnePlus 6T
Rumored deal could give OnePlus access to many more consumers
OnePlus may be taking a huge step into the US.
Founded in 2013, OnePlus has made its name by offering serious value in the budget to mid-range category. Our review of the OnePlus 6 described it as “something like 90% as good as [the Samsung Galaxy S9 or iPhone X]... at a price point about 40% cheaper.”
But without partnering with a carrier, OnePlus has so far been locked out of a huge part of the market. Around 90% of all smartphones in the country are sold through carriers, so getting access into that part of the market is vital for any phone maker’s growth.
CNET says T-Mobile will have a special version of the OnePlus 6T optimized for the carrier’s network. But the partnership isn’t a done deal yet: OnePlus will need to pass T-Mobile’s network test before receiving technical approval to launch.