Samsung, Huawei and LG are already heading for a 5G smartphone launch. Samsung has already announced the Galaxy S10 5G edition, which will be made available in a few months. On the other hand, the Huawei 5G device with 5000 Balong modem will debut in the next few hours at the MWC 2019 in Barcelona. Surprisingly, OnePlus has also written some details about its 5G device.
In detail, OnePlus will unveil its 5G unit in the second quarter of this year. If all goes well, the Chinese company will be among the first batch of manufacturers to launch the 5G units. Although OnePlus has not detailed anything about the device yet, but will be on a showcase at MWC 2019.
As for availability, OnePlus will not make it to the United States, as is the case with other manufacturers. Instead, they will debut the new 5G unit in the UK via EE operator. Furthermore, the 5G-compatible device will move to Finland with the Elisa network carrier by the 2nd quarter of 2019.
In an interview to our sources, OnePlus founder Pete Lau said that "It is still very early days for 5G and we will take the opportunity to raise awareness especially within the OnePlus community, but not just limited to the OnePlus community in what we can look forward to with 5G. "
OnePlus 5G unit will run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Chipset with X50 5G Modem. The specially designed modem is capable of delivering download speeds of up to 4.5 Gbps. Although OnePlus shared a picture of a prototype device encased in a shell.
In the coming days, OnePlus will show the game features in its 5G device. In particular, the company is set to highlight the device's gaming experience with "Ace Combat 7" games. It would be interesting to see how the company flaunts the device's gaming hardware when the computer is made on the cloud level rather than on the device.
In general, it is good to see that different manufacturers are working to bring 5G units to the end of this year. Many other Chinese manufacturers such as Oppo, Vivo, Huawei are already working to build 5G infrastructure. Although the US President also seemed curious about the Chinese's commitment to building 5G technology through a couple of tweets yesterday.
Initially, OnePlus jumps on the US market, but plans to launch 5G devices later in the day when technology gets better. While talking, Pete Lau marked: "The US is an important market, so a long-term 5G focus is critically important."
OnePlus has not named the new 5G device but will soon get one. In addition, the Chinese company officially launched OnePlus 6T in the United States via T-Mobile. Its unlocked version is also available from AT&T and Verizon. Currently, OnePlus is negotiating at a price of $ 549. For a while, the Chinese company has managed to reach fifth in the list of top 5 brands of phones sold over $ 500.
Now we have to wait a while for the OnePlus 5G device to officially touch American coasts.