5G is not even out yet and already OnePlus announced that it will sell the first phone in the UK to use thethe company announced on Wednesday at the annual Qualcomm press summit held in Maui , Hawaii. The Chinese phone brand will offer its inaugural 5G phone through UK carrier EE before making the device available through other wireless networks around the world.
The phone-maker also confirmed that the first OnePlus 5G phone is not going to be the OnePlus 7, the expected follow-up device for the OnePlus 6T, a CNET Editors' Choice pick. As CNET previously reported, OnePlus will spin up a second line of 5G phones that exist outside its current family of phones (the OnePlus 3T, 5, 6 and so on). EE's 5G network will span 1
. Later, 5G speeds will roll out to Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool, Leeds, Hull, Sheffield, Nottingham, Leicester, Coventry and Bristol.
Along with Samsung and Motorola, OnePlus is eager to announce its early attachment to a 5G carrier. 5G will gradually replace 4G LTE data speeds with an even faster connection that promises to upload and download full movies, large photo files, games and music at a fraction of the time as your current phone.
Selv om de første 5G-netværk og telefoner ikke forventes til midten af 2019, er telefonkunder som OnePlus bankens kundernes vilje til at skifte til en "fremtidssikker" 5G-klar enhed som en måde at komme foran konkurrenterne that's slower to adopt 5G.
By proactively announcing its future 5G phone, the statistically small OnePlus brand is also broadcast to carriers and buyers all over the world that it's serious about growth. OnePlus is the top phone brand in India and recently cracked the notoriously difficult US carrier market when it began selling the OnePlus 6T with T-Mobile in November.
OnePlus declined to comment on the name of its future 5G phone, but given its straightforward naming conventions over the years, "OnePlus 5G" would not be a far-fetched guess.
This story was originally published on Dec. 5 at 11:26 am PT.
Update : Dec. 5 at 4:05 pm PT to clarify that this will be the first 5G phone in UK, not the world.
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