UPDATE 13:47 EST: OnePlus has spoken to 9to5google and claimed that the bodily launch occasion will not be canceled and can go on as scheduled.
The continued Coronavirus epidemic has impacted the tech business loads. International smartphone shipments are anticipated to drop because of lowered output in manufacturing models. Even MWC 2020 was canceled because of a dozen or gamers dropping out because of issues across the pathogen. A number of OEMs had been relying on MWC to announce their 2020 releases, and now, they’ve to determine various strategies to launch their units. Now, it seems that the highly-anticipated OnePlus eight launch can be on-line too.
OnePlus eight would be the first machine after the OnePlus 5 to be launched on-line
Sources aware of the matter advised 9to5Google that OnePlus is contemplating an online-only launch occasion for the OnePlus eight. The rationale, as talked about earlier, is urgent issues across the Coronavirus epidemic. Given the airborne nature of the virus, any giant gathering of individuals that’s populated by folks from around the globe dramatically will increase the chance of getting contaminated.
Ought to there be a bodily launch occasion for the OnePlus eight launch, it should seemingly be attended by folks from all around the world, together with China. Even when the occasion had been to implement the strictest hygiene requirements doable, there’s at all times an opportunity of 1 contaminated particular person slipping via the cracks. It’s, nevertheless, nonetheless too early to invest something. The occasion will not occur for a minimum of one other month. OnePlus might even push it again a little bit if essential.
Till the Coronavirus epidemic is contained, or a vaccine is developed, this can be a daily prevalence. An rising variety of firms will ditch bodily launch occasions for online-only endeavors. Whereas there’s nothing inherently flawed with the latter, bodily occasions enable folks to some much-needed hands-on time with a product. One may check out a number of the machine’s new options out for themselves and report on it in realtime.