Say Hello to 5G | OnePlus 5G Prototype Smartphone in MWC 2019


OnePlus displayed its first 5G prototype smartphone powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform at MWC19 (Mobile World Congress). The devices were displayed at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.’s 5G demo station sealed within a protective case for confidentiality since the devices haven’t officially made their debut yet.

Visitors at MWC19 are able to get a sneak peek at OnePlus’ 5G prototype devices displayed at Qualcomm Technologies’ booth (Hall 3 Stand 3E10) and get a taste of 5G cloud gaming. Another device is used as a live feed to display messages left by OnePlus community members on the OnePlus “Say Hello to 5G” community page. Attendees could scan a QR code or input a URL into the web browser to visit the site. The community page went live on February 22 and can be accessed via the link:

At Qualcomm Technologies’ booth, OnePlus simulated a futuristic setting of 5G cloud gaming where players would only need a smartphone and a gamepad. Through the powerful capabilities of cloud processing as well as the throughput and responsiveness of 5G, players can play large sized games online that are generally only playable after downloading onto the PC first. Utilizing Snapdragon elite gaming features and optimizations, players were able to experience high definition and low latency cloud gaming like never before.

OnePlus is seen as a leader in 5G connectivity and is now receiving more and more recognition and support from influential global companies such as Google LLC. Android has displayed OnePlus 6T devices, showcasing a new way to search what you see and explore the world around you using Google Lens, which is natively integrated in the OnePlus camera app.

OnePlus was made to lead in 5G. It has been in the company’s DNA to design and pursue the best possible experience for users, and 5G is definitely a powerful ally in providing an improved Fast and Smooth experience. The massive improvement in speed, latency, and network capacity brought about by 5G can open up doors to a whole new spectrum of possibilities both in hardware and software. That is why 5G is of strategic importance to OnePlus.

OnePlus is pushing forward with its 5G endeavors by partnering up with carrier leaders such as EE and will be working closely with EE to be among the first to release a 5G commercial smartphone in the UK.

OnePlus has always been in close relationship Qualcomm Technologies and has been using the latest Snapdragon 8 series mobile platforms since the release of the OnePlus One. Devices coming out with the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform using the Snapdragon X50 5G modem and Qualcomm® RF Front-End solutions show that OnePlus will continue to provide users with the best experience possible.

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Vineet Srivastav is the founder of Vineet Geek. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.

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