UPDATE: OnePlus Pay is now live for some users in China.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Do you remember OnePlus Pay? The company talked about it during the OnePlus 7T launch at the end of last year. We didn't hear much about it since then, but according to newly-surfaced information, OnePlus Pay will be going live sometime this month.
OnePlus Pay will become available in China first, by the way, at least according to this report. This service will become available on one specific phone first, the OnePlus 7T, the device it was announced alongside.
Following the OnePlus 7T, many other OnePlus devices will be added to the list, of course. We're actually expected that to happen pretty fast after the fact.
OnePlus Pay going live this month, the OnePlus 7T is first in line to get it
OnePlus Pay will be going live in China first, but other countries will follow. India and the US are expected to follow soon after, and probably Europe as well. This payment service will be available across the globe at some point.
This service is expected to support only three banks at launch in China. Those banks are Guangfa Bank, Minsheng Bank, and SPDB.
Do note that this is not an official announcement. This information is coming from GizChina, and it is based on "inside sources". So, take the information with a grain of salt, as it's usually the case with such reports.
OnePlus hasn't really been talking about OnePlus Pay ever since it mentioned it last year. Even at that launch event, the company did not share much information about it, other than the fact it's coming in 2020.
The company may talk more about OnePlus Pay during the OnePlus 8 launch event
The company may talk more about OnePlus Pay during the OnePlus 8 series launch event. That even is expected to take place in mid-April. A well-known tipster suggested it will happen on April 15.
OnePlus still did not confirm the launch date, but it is expected to do that soon. The company did announce 'The Lab' for its "upcoming phone", clearly suggesting that the OnePlus 8 series is coming next month.
The company will announce two smartphones as part of this flagship series, the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. That is, at least, what's expected to happen. The OnePlus 8 Lite will become official in the coming months, according to rumors.
Unlike the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, the 'Lite' model will be a mid-range offering. Well, it is expected to offer MediaTek's most powerful processor, the Dimensity 1000L, but it will be inferior to the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro.
The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro will both be made out of metal and glass, and include a display camera hole. Both phones will be fueled by the Snapdragon 865, and include curved displays.