OnePlus will show off a prototype of its 5G flagship at MWC
The OnePlus 6T
OnePlus has been teasing its first 5G smartphone for quite some time. It also recently announced an appearance at MWC 2019 later this month. And today the brand has confirmed that the two are directly related.
Speaking about its upcoming MWC event, the Chinese company stated that it was inviting everyone to “communicate” over a 5G network at its stand within Qualcomm’s booth at Mobile World Congress. Additionally, the popular brand revealed that attendees will be able to "experience the capabilities of 5G gaming” through one of its latest “OnePlus 5G Prototypes.” This should give us an idea of the level of performance that can be expected from the final product.
At the moment, the exact specifications of the premium smartphone remain unclear. However, OnePlus’ close partnership with Qualcomm means the Snapdragon 855 will be included on the inside along with the Snapdragon X50 modem which will grant 5G capabilities.
Design-wise, the popular brand hasn’t revealed too much. Interestingly, though, one previous leak did suggest that a bezel-less device complete with a slider mechanism is on the way.
The OnePlus-branded 5G flagship is expected to make its debut sometime in May alongside the OnePlus 7. The latter shouldn’t retail much higher than the current-gen OnePlus 6T but the 5G model does look set to cost quite a bit extra.