back to article OnePlus to drop slightly better version of latest flagship next month ... and that's the T

OnePlus has confirmed its 5G-capable 8T flagship phone is scheduled to land on 14 October in an online-only event. The model comes exactly six months after the release of its predecessor, the OnePlus 8, and just a few months after the release of the budget-friendly OnePlus Nord. The T-series upgrades have historically …

  1. Throatwarbler Mangrove Silver badge
    Thumb Up

    Sign me up

    'For instance, it requires OEMs to provide at least three years of security updates (or five, if the device is a "rugged" phone).'

    Such a policy would be an improvement upon Google's own support, so does it imply that the OEM will be writing security patches or that they can hook into the Mothership for enhanced patch lifetimes for their models? Either way, I would happily take (and pay a premium for) a ruggedized flagship-spec device with five years of support, especially if it has a customer-replaceable battery.

    1. Tom 38 Silver badge

      Re: Sign me up

      Google Pixel support is 3 years from first sold by Google, or 18 months after last sold by Google, whichever is longer - that's the same, no?

      1. Throatwarbler Mangrove Silver badge

        Re: Sign me up

        Well, sure . . . you have three years from the official on-sale date, which means for most purchasers that the support lifetime will be less than three years, often by a significant amount. Five years is right out.

      2. AMBxx Silver badge

        Re: Sign me up

        Only if you want to pay full price and go full through the pain of a newly released phone's bugs.

    2. Kevin McMurtrie Silver badge

      Re: Sign me up

      Many phones are sold with promises of updates. In 6 to 8 months the manufacturer decides to focus on other products and support evaporates. Maybe at the 13 month mark they outsource one final update that causes the phone to stop working.

  2. Robert Grant Silver badge

    Given they're dual-SIM phones, they're actually pretty useful for BYOD. Just plug in a work SIM.

    1. gjmartin

      Quite a few phones are coming out (in the Western world) with Dual-SIM variants, now that Apple has jumped on that bandwagon with Dual-SIM since XR (Physical & eSIM), I hope more will follow.

      It's much nicer only having to carry one phone around. Although, as far as I am aware, so far nothing exists in the Apple world similar to the built-in separation you get with Android, between Personal & Work Profiles.

      1. Dave 126 Silver badge

        Not built in separation, but Blackberry's suite of enterprise management tools run on iPhones and might provide such a feature.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2020