The OnePlus 9 is heavily rumored to be landing at some point in the next few weeks, and a new teaser image from the company's CEO suggests we'll find out when it's coming on March 8.
That isn't likely to be the launch date though, and it seems that OnePlus has put out a teaser for when it'll be revealing the launch timing for its 2021 flagship phone.
Rumors suggest we'll be seeing three new OnePlus handsets - they're expected to all be members of the OnePlus 9 family - and they may be joined by the OnePlus Watch as well.
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What date will OnePlus choose for its next launch? That's currently uncertain, but a recent leak suggested that we'll be hearing about new OnePlus phones in the middle of March, so it may be a quick turnaround between the launch date being unveiled and the event taking place.
Stay tuned for March 8.https://t.co/mprr4v8UbS pic.twitter.com/CQSop6Fg85March 1, 2021
That image used in Lau's tweet is a famous photo from the Apollo 11 mission that was taken on a Hasselblad camera. This seems to add further fuel to the flames that the smartphone manufacturer is entering a partnership with the famed camera brand.
We've consistently been hearing leaked information about the new OnePlus 9 series alongside other OnePlus devices, so it'd make sense if we're set to see the new smartphones soon.
That said, this will be the earliest we've ever seen OnePlus announce its phones in the year.
There's no gurantee Lau is teasing the OnePlus 9 launch, and we may end up hearing about something different. The specific teaser about 'moonshot' seems to mean we'll be seeing some camera improvements though so we'd be especially surprised if this isn't an upcoming smartphone.
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James is Managing Editor for Android Police. Previously, he was Senior Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones and the mobile space for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones and other portable gadgets. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He once fell over.