However, if the response to OnePlus on T-Mobile is unignorable, CDMA carriers will have to at least consider working with the phone startup to get their devices certified for their networks just to remain competitive.
The darling smartphone startup will reportedly launch its next smartphone, tentatively dubbed the "OnePlus 6T", with T-Mobile as its exclusive USA carrier partner in October, according to CNET.
Will the OnePlus 6T bring a sizable price hike, or something more consistent with OnePlus' previous incremental bumps? A special version of the phone specifically optimized for T-Mobile's network will be sold through the carrier. Below we have listed five improvements which might be spotted on the yet to be announced OnePlus 6T. This means that there is a specialized model of the OnePlus 6T which will be sold exclusively by T-Mobile, according to the people who have inner details of the launch plans. Those will once again be GSM-only smartphones, meaning they'll work on AT&T and T-Mobile's networks but will be incompatible with Verizon and Sprint's infrastructure.
Another gap between the premium phones by Samsung, Apple and OnePlus is the absence of ingress protection certificate.
Anyway, this is great news for OnePlus. A rumor to take with a grain of salt.
Rumours surrounding the OnePlus 6T are still slim and there is not much that we know about the device right now. It also has a huge following in the United States. All three companies sometimes use each others designs, and OnePlus has been known to use Oppo's designs for a while now. Finally, OnePlus could also increase the battery size, and add even faster charging support that could be called "Warp Charge". It is possible that we might see the smaller waterdrop notch on the OnePlus 6T, as seen on the Oppo R17 and F9.