OnePlus has another 5G smartphone planned for later this year


We’re sure that there are probably some of you who might be bummed by the fact that the 5G version of the OnePlus 7 Pro isn’t available stateside. It was an odd choice by OnePlus to skip the North American market for the 5G version of the phone, but if you’re a OnePlus fan who’d still like to see 5G come to North America, you could be in luck.

This is because according to a report from the Financial Times, it quotes OnePlus CEO Pete Lau who confirmed that the company has plans to launch a second 5G smartphone later this year, and that this particular handset will be finding its way to the US through a partnership with Sprint.

Details about the phone are scarce at this point in time, but it makes a lot of sense. This is because OnePlus typically releases at least two new smartphones a year, with the phone in the second half of the year being part of their “T” release, so it’s not a stretch to think that this phone could be it.

As for its specs, it’s really anyone’s guess at this point in time, but there is a good chance we could be looking at your typical flagship specs, such as the use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset. Lau stated that the phone will most likely come in Q4 2019, which means that we still have a bit of waiting to do, so if you think you can hold off on buying a new phone, this could be a phone worth waiting for.

Source: Financial Times (paywall)

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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