OnePlus demos a 5G prototype at MWC

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OnePlus promised us a 5G handset this 12 months. At Cellular World Congress this week, the corporate form of, type of delivered. In contrast to the ocean of different 5G gadgets unveiled on the present, nevertheless, the corporate’s providing remains to be very a lot within the prototype section — like, behind protecting glass with all the fascinating bits obscured, because it isn’t formally official.

The product appeared at Qualcomm’s sales space this week, since OnePlus’ presence on the present has been principally restricted to closed door occasions. For the chipmaker, it was a possibility to indicate but once more how ubiquitous its tech has turn into within the huge sea of Android gadgets.

“At Qualcomm Applied sciences’ sales space, OnePlus simulated a futuristic setting of 5G cloud gaming the place gamers would solely want a smartphone and a gamepad,” Qualcomm explains. “Via the highly effective capabilities of cloud processing in addition to the throughput and responsiveness of 5G, gamers can play giant sized video games on-line which are typically solely playable after downloading onto the PC first. Using Snapdragon elite gaming options and optimizations, gamers had been in a position to expertise excessive definition and low latency cloud gaming like by no means earlier than.”

Primarily based on previous launch schedule, we are able to probably count on OnePlus to formally debut its subsequent handset in the summertime. Previous launch cycles have additionally seen some extent improve later within the 12 months as effectively, although the corporate has been shifting issues round a bit, because it continues to develop and work out the place it most closely fits within the broader handset market.

This specific gadget, probably the OnePlus 7, is due out in Q2, although, sadly, its 5G variant gained’t be launched within the States in 2018.

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The addition of 5G in 2019, in the meantime, finds OnePlus taking a extra leading edge strategy to its launch cycle, reasonably than holding again with a view to decrease the value tag on know-how.


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