OnePlus 5G smartphone prototype will be shown at MWC 2019

Yolanda Curtis
February 14, 2019

According to a report by XDA Developers, OnePlus will bring its 5G smartphone prototype to this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. In case the 5G enable smartphone is in fact launched before the OnePlus 7, it can be assumed that the phone may bear features influenced by the OnePlus 6T, which was the company's latest smartphone to be release previous year. OnePlus is gearing up to showcase its first ever 5G phone at the MWC 2019 event. Speaking at a Qualcomm event on last month, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei confirmed that the company will be releasing 5G device next year.

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.

OnePlus is reportedly planning to release the new smartphone by the end of May this year, through the United Kingdom carrier EE, CNET reported. The attendees at MWC will get to experience 5G gaming on a prototype OnePlus device.

Interestingly, the statement makes it seem like OnePlus is more interested in showing off the capabilities of 5G rather than the handset itself. Other than OnePlus, Samsung is reportedly also planning to develop a 5G-capable phone. The device could be a gaming-oriented phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and an X50 modem.

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. "OnePlus emerged as the leader (USD 500-700) on the back of the OnePlus 6 and the newly launched OnePlus 6T". It is also expected to be released in the United Kingdom in May of this year.

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