OnePlus to release 5G enabled handset early next year with new design and branding

OnePlus to release 5G enabled handset early next year with new design and branding
Back in June, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau told PC Mag that the company was already talking with U.S. carriers about releasing a 5G enabled phone in 2019. At the time, it appeared that the OnePlus 7 could be that device. However, the latest news out of OnePlus is that its first handset to support 5G will kick off a whole new line of phones for the company. In other words, the OnePlus 7 will not be the manufacturer's first 5G model.

OnePlus spoke with the Spanish version of CNET (translated), which revealed all of this new information about the company's first 5G handset. Since the OnePlus 7 will not offer next-generation data speeds, we can expect the company to introduce a whole new smartphone line sometime early next year. Considering that a 5G phone would be quite expensive, it makes sense for OnePlus to continue with its successful value pricing for the OnePlus 7 and possibly a OnePlus 7T in 2019. In the meantime, the more expensive OnePlus produced 5G handset would have a new name and a new design.

Since OnePlus has spilled the beans about its first 5G phone, stating that it will be unveiled at the beginning of 2019, we could see it introduced at the 2019 Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade fair to be held in Barcelona from February 25th through February 28th.

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6 Comments

1. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

I hope OnePlus doesn't use a gimmicky branding (*cough* LG *cough*)

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

OnePlus 6 ThinQ (2019)... With 2018's processor, and only a few months before the real OnePlus 7.

5. Sparkxster

Posts: 1247; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Lol..

3. abhicool

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 25, 2018

I think it's wrong move. 1+ itself need more presence in all part of the world. They should focus on their own brand. Introducing new brand means they have to start it again from the scratch Just my thoughts

4. Usernameisnotsowitty

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 08, 2018

Lol to the current buyers...

6. michaelny2001

Posts: 348; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

i hope they won't do like google did. Nexus sold great for 350. Nexus 6, 700. wtf? so if oneplus will release a 5G phone, that means flagship specs and most importantly prices. I would never pay 1,000 for a phone, let alone a chinese one. I have the OP3 and i am still happy with it. I'll upgrade to OP7 but this new line most likely will fail. they should keep it consistent and innovate, not be like Samsung, 100 different lines S, J, F, A, Note, et. weird.

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