OnePlus will be bringing their 5G prototype phone to MWC


Even so, it's a good thing that OnePlus is ready to show off its first 5G hardware, a sign that other manufacturers might be on track to get there soon too.

The company basically invited everyone to "connect and communicate" over a 5G network, notes the source, while a limited-edition Qualcomm x OnePlus pin badge was also mentioned, as it will be available at MWC 2019.

The onboard Qualcomm X50 5G modem on the upcoming smartphone would mean the gamers will experience fewer frame drops while playing graphics-intensive games such as PUBG Mobile and Fortnite.

OnePlus actually confirmed a while back that its 5G smartphone will be quite a bit more expensive than its regular flagship, so it could cost $200-$300 more than the OnePlus 6T. The company has made it clear that the device that will be showcased during MWC 2019 will not be a finished product and those who show up at the company's booth will be able to try the prototype. There's no one more suitable than OnePlus to make a 5G smartphone. Lau has confirmed that it won't be the OnePlus 7. According to the latest rumors, OnePlus 7 is going to be powered by Qualcomm's latest octa-core Snapdragon 855 SoC.

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Ausdroid will be there in person to check out this prototype, given that we have been invited and we love OnePlus devices and the people associated with them.

The device is expected to arrive in the United Kingdom first on EE, as CNET reported back in December, as early as the end of May. These components will provide the new phone with 5G connectivity.

"We definitely have 5G planned for next year", Pei boasted, adding: "We will be the first, if not one of the first partners with Qualcomm to commercially launch 5G globally".