OnePlus to Launch 5G Phone in 2019, Co-Founder Carl Pei Confirms

OnePlus, just ahead of the release of OnePlus 6T, has revealed one of the headlining features of its 2019 flagship. At the Qualcomm 4G/5G Summit 2018 that is being held in Hong Kong, the Chinese mobile maker confirmed that it will launch a 5G smartphone next year. 5G connectivity seems ready to become mainstream in 2019, and OnePlus clearly wants to be one of the first handset manufacturers to introduce the feature in its phones. While the OnePlus 6T is set to launch in New York launch on October 29, the company’s co-founder Carl Pei has already teased 2019’s OnePlus 7 or OnePlus 7T. Also, chipmaker Qualcomm revealed that it is expecting the release of at least two major flagships with 5G connectivity.

During the Qualcomm 4G/5G Summit 2018, Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon and Carl Pei came together on stage to discuss their ‘5G leadership plans’. The OnePlus co-founder informed that the company will be releasing a 5G smartphone next year. It is worth mentioning that if a 5G phone from OnePlus arrives next year, it will be among the key tech companies that are bringing technology to reality. OnePlus will be competing against the likes of Samsung and Huawei, among others with its developments towards 5G connectivity that could get its final shape in the coming months. Pei revealed that his team had conducted a 5G test at Qualcomm’s headquarters in San Diego in August this year.

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