Last month, OnePlus announced that it will be launching a smartphone that will have 5G connectivity. Other than that, there has been no word from the company regarding its upcoming 5G device. But recently, a spokesperson from OnePlus said to CNET that OnePlus 7, which will be the successor to the company’s current flagship, will not come with 5G connectivity. But then, the company does have plans to kick off a lineup of devices which would include the company’s first 5G smartphone.
OnePlus’s smartphone with 5G connectivity is expected to be launched in early 2019 and there is a possibility that the company would unveil it during the Mobile World Congress that is scheduled for February next year and will be held in Barcelona, Spain. However, right now this is just a speculation and there is no official word on it.
It has been suggested that the upcoming device by OnePlus that has 5G connectivity will be more expensive than the current lineup, but the company doesn’t instead to let go off its ‘affordable flagship’ mantra. So, according to reports, OnePlus is planning a separate lineup for its 5G device.
If this is true, then we would expect to see some features that OnePlus has been avoiding for long in its new device. For instance, wireless charging.
OnePlus recently launched its 6T smartphone that is available at a starting price of Rs 37,999. The smartphone features a 6.41-inch Optic AMOLED Full HD+ display and sports an in-display fingerprint sensor and a waterdrop-shaped notch on the top.
It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor and is clubbed with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. OnePlus 6T has a dual rear camera setup with 16MP and 20MP sensors and there is also a selfie camera with a 16MP sensor. Although the sensors of the smartphone are the same as OnePlus 6, there are new modes like Night Scape and Studio Lighting. The device runs Android 9 Pie skinned with OxygenOS 9.0 and houses a 3,700mAh battery.
Recently, OnePlus also launched a Thunder Purple coloured variant of OnePlus 6T that is only available with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The new colour variant of the device is set to launch in India on November 16.