OnePlus recently announced its "Connect with the OnePlus Community over 5G" event at the mobile tech show. "Keep an eye out for the limited-edition Qualcomm x OnePlus pin badge, only available at the OnePlus stand", OnePlus told XDA Developers in a statement. Enter your email to be subscribed to our newsletter. There's not much information about it just yet, except that it will come equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and a Qualcomm X50 modem, both of which are needed for a phone to be compatible with 5G networks.
OnePlus smartphones are one of the highly anticipated smartphones this year. OnePlus will have a presence at the Qualcomm booth during the MWC, and there it'll show its "5G prototype".
OnePlus has already confirmed that a 5G smartphone will be launched in 2019.
Finally, Lau revealed that the OnePlus 5G phone will look a lot like the firm's current devices; expect a glass frame, an under-display fingerprint scanner and OnePlus" inoffensive "teardrop' notch.
OnePlus is reportedly planning to release the new smartphone by the end of May this year, through the United Kingdom carrier EE, CNET reported. It is also expected to be released in the United Kingdom in May of this year.
Now, in terms of the design, we really do not know what to expect, as OnePlus may opt to differentiate this phone from the OnePlus 7 in terms of the design, so who knows what it will opt to do. It is expected that this phone will be offered as a separate model to the inevitable OnePlus 7 flagship refresh, which should also be based on the Snapdragon 855 SoC.
"We definitely have 5G planned for next year", Pei boasted, adding: "We will be the first, if not one of the first partners with Qualcomm to commercially launch 5G globally".