Chinese smartphone maker has already begun work on the next-gen OnePlus device it plans to launch next year. As per reports this device, which is being called the OnePlus 7.
According to PhoneArena, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai that OnePlus is working with at least one US mobile carrier for launching a 5G smartphone sometime next year. The report states that due to OnePlus’ strong connection with Qualcomm, the smartphone maker could, in fact, be the very first to unveil a 5G compatible smartphone in the country and possibly around the world.
Now Pete Lau hasn’t mentioned in the report if the phone is branded as the OnePlus 7, but we are assuming that based on the naming cycle, that is what the device will be called. A 5G compatible OnePlus smartphone alongside the device’s incredible performance would make this a breakthrough OnePlus device for sure.
In the US nearly all smartphones are sold by the major mobile carriers and they run only on the specific carrier’s network. If the deal between OnePlus and the un-named mobile carrier is successful, then the next gen OnePlus device will be the first OnePlus device sold via a mobile carrier. The major mobile carriers in the US include AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and more.
For the time being that is the only confirmed information we have about the OnePlus device launching next year. If the past is any indicator, then we are sure to see another OnePlus device at the end of this year and it will most likely be called the OnePlus 6T.