OnePlus recently launched the OnePlus 6 in multiple markets across the world. The handset has met with good reception from critics and audience. It is yet to confirmed whether the Chinese manufacturer will be launching OnePlus 6T smartphone later this year. The company had claimed earlier this year that the OnePlus 6T will be launched only if it there is enough new technology to offer. The rumor mill is now silent on its existence, but what seems certain about next year’s OnePlus 7 is that it could be one of the first 5G smartphones to debut in 2019.
During the Mobile World Congress Shanghai (MWCS) 2018 tech expo that is currently going on in China, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has revealed through an interview with PC Mag is that OnePlus is working with the U.S. carriers as it plans to announce a 5G smartphone next year. This phone could very well be the OnePlus 7 smartphone. However, he neither reveal anything on the specs and features nor did he confirm on the moniker of 2019 flagship.
The probable reason why OnePlus could be one of the first companies to launch a 5G smartphones is because of its good ties with Qualcomm. At present, all the major carriers in the U.S. are almost ready to launch 5G services. However, smartphones that can offer 5G connectivity will be available in the coming year.
Apart from 5G connectivity, what other features could be available on the OnePlus 7? Since OnePlus is known for borrowing some of the innovative features from OPPO and Vivo phones, it is likely that the 2019 OnePlus 7 may come with features like notch-less screen and in-display fingerprint reader. Probably, it may also feature motorized camera assembly like the Vivo NEX and OPPO Find X. The OnePlus 7 could be driven by the 7nm Snapdragon 855 SoC that may debut later this year.