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OnePlus planning to release first 5G smartphone in first half of 2019

IANS  |  San Francisco 

Joining the top players hoping to launch a in 2019, Chinese handset maker has said that its first such commercial device, which could release in the first of next year, would be powered by Snapdragon 855 chipset.

will release a commercial with carrier network EE in UK in 2019, the company's said on Wednesday at the Snapdragon Summit 2018 in Hawaii, US.

"only makes flagship smartphones, and we believe that the Snapdragon 855 is the best and only choice. We are thrilled by its powerful performance and capabilities," said at the event.

Lau told CNET that OnePlus is expecting to launch the 5G phone by the end of May this year.

Since its establishment five years ago, OnePlus has only made flagship powered by the Snapdragon 8 Series platforms.

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

"We are proud to work with OnePlus to continue to bring breakthrough experiences to consumers," said Alex Katouzian, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mobile, Technologies, Inc.

"Snapdragon 855 is designed to deliver multi-5G, industry leading AI and immersive extended reality (XR) ushering in a new decade of to come," Katouzian said.

Samsung, which has already showcased its 5G device, is also planning to launch the device in the first half of 2019.



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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 12:00 IST