Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon recently revealed that there will be 2 5G flagship smartphones launching up coming year. Then, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei joined him on stage at 4G/5G Summit 2018 in Hong Kong to make an announcement related to its 5G product.
Carl Pei noted that OnePlus will be among the initial companies to launch a 5G smartphone up coming year, if not the initially company to do so. He also revealed that OnePlus and his team had already conducted a 5G test at Qualcomm’s headquarters in San Diego back in August.
The phone that Carl Pei is talking about may be the successor of the OnePlus 6T that will heading launch in mid-2019. It might be powered by Qualcomm‘s Sd X50 5G modem and the most recent QTM052 mmWave antenna module that was unveiled at the occasion.
This new smaller version of QTM052 mmWave antenna module will be crucial for enabling 5G connectivity on conventional smartphone form factors. Comparing this fresh version with the one that was unveiled back in July, this one is apparently 25 percent far more compact.
Several manufacturers, including ASUS, Fujitsu, HMD Global, HTC, Inseego/Novatel Wireless, LG, Motorola, NetComm Wireless, NETGEAR, OnePlus, OPPO, Sharp, Sierra Wireless, Sony Mobile, Telit, Vivo, WNC, and Xiaomi are committed to 5G in 2019. Other of them have presently started testing Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem announced this year.
Qualcomm In addition noted that with the help of Ericsson, it built a successful over-the-air call in a telephone form factor test device — powered by a Sd X50 — more than sub-6 GHz bands using 3GPP Rel-15 spec compliant 5G NR.
Meanwhile, OnePlus is all set to release its most recent flagship cameraphone later this month — OnePlus 6T. The smartphone is expected to function a 6.4-inch notched present and will be powered by Snapdragon 845 chipset alongside with 6GB/8GB of RAM. The product is established to function an in-display fingerprint digital camera. The manufacturer has In addition established that it has ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack.