OnePlus has reliable it is bringing a 5G-capable device to Mobile World Congress subsequent month, yet don’t design a OnePlus 7 to make an early bow.
Instead, a association is signalling a intentions by bringing a antecedent along to a show, designed to showcase a capabilities of a hardware on a stirring 5G network.
The showcase is designed to prominence how 5G will be profitable in a series of sectors, including gaming. The device itself, that is doubtful to ever go on sale, will be on arrangement during a Qualcomm stand, OnePlus says.
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The association writes: “OnePlus, during Qualcomm’s counter (Hall 3 Stand 3E10), invites all to bond and promulgate with a village over a 5G network. Attendees will also be means to knowledge a capabilities of 5G gaming on a OnePlus 5G prototype.”
The tie-in with Qualcomm isn’t startling given a new Snapdragon 855 processor and absolute 5G-capable X50 modem will some-more than approaching energy a OnePlus 7, that is approaching to be expelled in May or Jun this year.
Previously, OnePlus has bragged a 2019 flagship would be a initial to underline a Snapdragon 855 SoC, yet walked behind a proclamation, observant it would be among a first.
OnePlus did endorse to Trusted Reviews it’ll be a initial association to move a 5G phone to Europe. However, it’s not all good news, a Chinese association has also warned a 5G chronicle of a subsequent flagship will cost users adult to $300 some-more than a 4G version.
“The foresee from Pete is between $200 and $300 aloft for a 5G device – not indispensably a problem for a users since it’s what they’re after,” pronounced OnePlus executive of tellurian code partnerships Eric Gass in Oct 2018. “Because 5G will still be really most for a small, singular apportionment of enthusiasts though, we will also have a 4G product grown and accessible in parallel.”
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