At a time when Huawei is finding it difficult to strike deals with major U.S. carriers for the sale of their smartphones, the opposite seems to be true for fellow Chinese company, OnePlus.
After a deal that saw the OnePlus 6T become the company’s first device to be sold through a U.S. carrier, T-Mobile, it’s now emerging that future OnePlus devices, not necessarily the upcoming OnePlus 7, could be sold through three more U.S. carriers namely Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint.
While OnePlus hasn’t said anything regarding the possibility of bringing more U.S. carriers on board, job listings at OnePlus careers website hint at a possible launch of OnePlus devices through the other three major U.S. carriers in future.
As of this writing, OnePlus is hiring U.S.-based Account Managers at both Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint with experience in carrier product development. Undoubtedly, this is a move that is destined to bring more OnePlus devices to the U.S., but once again, we can’t say whether the OnePlus 7 will be the first in line.
Given that it all started with OnePlus 6T, it’s likely that the device’s direct successor, OnePlus 7T, will be the one to debut on all major U.S. carriers later this year.
OnePlus is expected to launch three variants of its next flagship phone – OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G. If previous reports are to be considered, the latter will not be sold in the U.S.