OnePlus 7 To Be Available In US Carriers; 5G Support Confirmed - Release Date and Specs
Even though OnePlus 6 just hit the market shelves last May, it appears that some tech enthusiasts are excited about its successor. Dubbed as OnePlus 7, the said device is believed to become available in US carriers and is confirmed to feature 5G as per OnePlus CEO Pete Lau.
OnePlus 7 Might Be Available In The US Carrier Stores
According to PhoneArena, it appears that OnePlus could hit a deal with an unidentified US carrier for the OnePlus 7 release. The said possible carrier partnership will help the Chinese-tech giant to expand its reach in one of the world’s biggest markets. Lau stated during the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai that OnePlus was in advanced discussions with the US carriers to become part of their 5G launch.
But then, despite that the company starts selling via carriers, the handsets will not have any carrier bloatware, Lau guaranteed fans. OnePlus has also assured its fans that the company will provide Android updates for two years succeeding the launch of a smartphone. Android bug fixes and security patches will also be released every two months.
OnePlus 7 To Have 5G Support
It was during the MWC Shanghai when Lau stated that the company was working with an unidentified US wireless carrier to release a 5G smartphone next year. Despite that Lau didn’t name the said handset; OnePlus CEO is likely referring to the 2019 flagship device, OnePlus 7. As a matter of fact, the next-gen OnePlus handset could be among the first devices to obtain 5G support. A nice-looking and amazingly powerful device featuring a 5G technology is what consumers would surely want to see in 2019.
OnePlus 7 Rumored Release Date and Specs
As for the OnePlus 7 release date, the China-based tech giant traditionally refreshes its flagship lineup during May or June. It can be recalled that the OnePlus 6 has made its first appearance during May 16 and hit the market shelves on May 22nd. With that, it is expected that the OnePlus 7 will be unveiled sometime in May or June next year to accord with the 5G technology release in the US.
Moreover, it is also worth mentioning that it is still unclear whether OnePlus will launch OnePlus 6T towards the end of this year. The Chinese tech company hasn’t formally confirmed its existence, but then it had launched the ‘T’ variations of OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 3. Recently, a video has been roaming around the Internet presenting a OnePlus 6T concept render featuring a pop-up camera. The gossips about OnePlus 6T must be taken with a pinch of salt as of this moment since the company hasn’t uttered any word regarding this device yet.
When it comes with the specs, tech enthusiasts anticipate the OnePlus 7 to run Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon 855 processor. OnePlus has continuously used the most powerful processor at the release of its flagship models. Other anticipated features include an in-display fingerprint sensor.
As of now, these are the known details about the OnePlus 7. Always keep an eye for further announcements regarding the upcoming flagship device from the Chinese tech giant.