OnePlus makes one of the best budget smartphones in the market. The company is growing like a skyrocket, and the things may change with the upcoming smartphones from the brand OnePlus. Reports say that the 5G model of the upcoming OnePlus flagship will compete against big brands in terms of pricing. Today we’ve got the first glimpse of the OnePlus 7 or the OnePlus’ 5G smartphone in some photographs. The photographs are a part of an internal company meeting. We can certainly see OnePlus’ CEO Pete Lau attending the meeting.
With that said, you can certainly see the rear of the handset in the photographs. OnePlus seems to redesign every element of its flagship series. There seems to be an enormous circular camera island on the rear. The device on the slide is in Red color, while the prototype in hands of an employee is a white color model. Also, a prototype in Red color lies on the desk table.
Right now, we are unaware of the naming scheme of this model. We expect this to be the OnePlis’ 5G model as it is supposed to launch sooner than the OnePlus 7. OnePlus will launch this handset in Q1 of 2019, and it may come with T-Mobile’s offering at some point.
Implementing 5G in smartphones is difficult at this stage. OnePlus still didn’t figure out that how to do mmWave 5G in a phone. For now, OnePlus is going with the sub-6GHz band for 5G connectivity. Also, this is the same frequency that will be used by all major carriers in the US. The magenta carrier in the US will run on the same frequency, while the Sprint will merge the mmWave 5G technology with the sub-6GHz band technology.
Note that, the first carrier that will get OnePlus 5G will be EE in the UK with the same sub-6GHz band. The handset will be $100 to $200 more expensive than the 6T. The handset will run Snapdragon 855 chipset inside along with the X50 modem. The 855 should also feature in the OnePlus 7, but with the 4G X24 modem instead.