OnePlus' 5G smartphone will arrive in early 2019, could be part of new series: Report
OnePlus has already confirmed that the company will launch a 5G-enabled smartphone next year. However, apart from the tentative launch schedule, the company has not shared any details about the device. Now it’s being said that OnePlus’ 5G smartphone will be a part of a new series with a new name and a new design.
A OnePlus spokesperson told a Spanish version of CNET that its 5G smartphone will be a different device and it has nothing to do with the OnePlus 7. It means the OnePlus 6T successor will not support 5G connectivity. The company said that the 5G handset will be a part of a new lineup that will offer the all-new design language.
The 5G smartphone from OnePlus 5 will likely to launch early next year and could possibly be showcased to the press for the first time at the 2019 Mobile World Congress (MWC) tech trade show in Barcelona. Given that the 5G phone will be expensive to produce, the company will continue to offer an “affordable flagship” smartphone to maintain its lead over the competition. And since the OnePlus 7 will be 4G-enabled, we can expect the device to be priced under Rs 40,000.
The company’s latest flagship is the OnePlus 6T, which recently went on sale in India and other markets. It sports a 6.41-inch AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 845 processor, dual rear-facing cameras, an in-display fingerprint scanner, and a 3700mAh battery. The device runs on Android 9.0 Pie. OnePlus 6T price in India starts from Rs 37,999 from the base version and it goes up to Rs 45,999 for the top-end model.