Not long ago, OnePlus has announced that it would be showcasing its first 5G OnePlus phone this year in partnership with Qualcomm and EE carrier network. At MWC 2019, OnePlus has finally unveiled its 5G OnePlus smartphone, but in a glass shell. Yes, the company had displayed the working prototype of the upcoming OnePlus 5G smartphone in a glass box not allowing anyone for an early hands-on, unlike the major brands like such as Samsung and Huawei have already announced their 5G phone’s commercial availability. However, it is believed that the actual device of OnePlus’s new 5G phone will be most likely available sometime next year.
It is still unclear how the actual 5G OnePlus would look like, however, according to the device showcased at MWC in a thick case surrounding a large display without any notch or whatsoever is considered to have a Full HD display of 21:9 aspect ratio. This might be similar to what we have seen with the recently released Sony Xperia 1 and 10, 10 Plus devices. And, considering no notch on the screen, also it is still speculative that OnePlus would be featuring a pop-up front-facing camera set up.
That being said, OnePlus as promised has showcased its new 5G enabled device that is powered by Qualcomm latest Snapdragon 855 SoC paired with Snapdragon’s X50 5G modem, which is required to achieve the 5G connectivity. The company is said to have showcased its 5G benefits through cloud-based streaming gameplay where the prototype had performed well without any lag or latency issues, according to the TechRadar report.
Though the OnePlus fans were hoping a commercial 5G OnePlus device at MWC, similar to Galaxy S10 Plus 5G and Huawei’s latest 5G devices, this approach from OnePlus at the event can still be considered as what to expect from the future OnePlus 5G smartphone. The OnePlus 5G phone is supposed to be released in the coming months besides the regular OnePlus 7 devices as well. The 5G OnePlus phone is also said to be priced more substantially (around $200-$200 more) than the regular OnePlus devices. The company had also announced the UK-based EE would be the first carrier to be launching their OnePlus 5G phone. So, what you think of the 5G OnePlus phone at MWC? Do let us know below and stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more interesting updates.