OnePlus 7 will not support 5G, plans to launch 5G phone next year

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New Delhi : A recent report confirms that OnePlus upcoming phone will not support 5G so as to keep the cost competitive. Accordingly, the Shenzhen-based Chinese smartphone maker is planning to launch a 5G phone next year. The plan has been announced at Qualcomm 4G/5G summit last month. 

Yet again, the company has confirmed that OnePlus 6T successor won't be 5G enabled. Instead, it will design a completely different phone with a different branding. This device will not be the company's next flagship, and will be launched in the beginning of 2019. 

However, it remains a mystery if OnePlus will launch this phone alongside the OnePlus 7 or launch it earlier on in a separate event. The report speculates that OnePlus could launch the 5G device at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.

In the recent OnePlus 6T event in New York, CEO Pete Lau had confirmed that the OnePlus 5G-capable smartphone will be introduced in the first half of next year. "I can give an overview and say that in the first half of the year [2019] we will have a 5G product," he added. "With our closest of partnerships with Qualcomm we will work to try to bring 5G technology available as soon as possible to our community and users."

Also, the report states that OnePlus 7 and OnePLus 7T will not have 5G enabled, as this will increase the cost of the devices by a significant margin. All of this means that OnePlus will launch three phones in 2019, and not like the one released in recent years.