OnePlus Will Be Showing Off A OnePlus 5G Phone At MWC 2019, OnePlus 7 Will Be Unveiled Later

Cameron
11:56 AM

OnePlus smartphones are one of the highly anticipated smartphones this year. This year, aside from the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T, there’s also the company’s 5G handset.

This time around, according to reports, OnePlus has confirmed that it’s bringing a 5G smartphone to the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 which is scheduled this month. However, don’t expect it to be for sale.

But First… When Is MWC 2019?

The 2019 MWC is scheduled is scheduled from February 25 to 28 which is Mon to Thursday. It will be held at Fira de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

The 5G OnePlus Phone

News outlets have reported that OnePlus will be showing off a 5G smartphone. However, this one will not be for sale, because it will only be a prototype, specifically a “OnePlus 5G prototype”. According to one report, the prototype will be powered a Snapdragon 855 chipset and include Qualcomm’s X50 5G modem for 5G-connectivity.

The company even released an official statement regarding what to expect at MWC 2019:

“OnePlus, at Qualcomm’s booth (Hall 3 Stand 3E10), invites all to connect and communicate with our community over a 5G network. Attendees will also be able to experience the capabilities of 5G gaming on a OnePlus 5G prototype. Keep an eye out for the limited-edition Qualcomm x OnePlus pin badge, only available at the OnePlus stand.”

Is This The OnePlus 7?

The answer is no. While the company is indeed working on the OnePlus 7, this OnePlus 5G prototype will only serve as something for OnePlus to show the tech world that they are capable of playing in the big leagues.

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And considering the fact the OnePlus smartphones are known for their budget-friendly prices, it’s even harder to imagine that the OnePlus 5G prototype could be the OnePlus 7. This thing is, accommodating the X50 5G Modem, a battery to keep running, and the extra cost involved won’t make it a cheap phone. One article even noted that it could cost $200-$300 more.

Are you looking forward to the OnePlus 5G prototype at MWC 2019? Tell us in the comment section below.

 

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