OnePlus plans to release its first ever 5G-enabled smartphone in the first half of 2019

Chinese handset maker OnePlus has once again hogged the headlines and rolled the eyeballs of many when they announced their plans for launching a 5G-enabled smartphone within the first half of 2019. The commercial device is all set to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset.

All the major smartphone manufacturers have already declared their plans of releasing 5G enabled smartphones, and One Plus is a new entrant in that esteemed list.

The commercial 5G smartphone with carrier network EE will be launched in the UK in 2019, after the company’s CEO Pete Lau confirmed the same on 5th December’2018, Wednesday at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit 2018 in Hawaii, US.

According to him, One Plus is making flagship smartphones for which the Snapdragon 855 is the best and only choice. The event also saw him expressing his excitement with the 5G capabilities, and he openly stated that the new connectivity technology is boosted with a plethora of abilities for delivering solid performances.

According to CNET reports, OnePlus is expecting to launch the 5G phone by the end of May 2019.

OnePlus was established five years ago, and since its inception, it has only manufactured flagship smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 8 Series mobile platforms.

The company recently launched its latest flagship device – the OnePlus 6T, powered by the Snapdragon 845.

According to Alex Katouzian, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mobile, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc, the chipset manufacturer is ecstatic and privileged to work synchronously with the OnePlus brand in order to accomplish the sole objective of revolutionizing the smartphone experience of millions of users.

Snapdragon 855 is designed to deliver multi-gigabit 5G, leading-edge AI and immersive extended reality (XR) that give birth to a new decade of wireless experiences to exhibit.

Samsung, which has already put its 5G device on exhibition, is also planning for a launch of a similar device in the first half of 2019.

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