5G phones may still have limited coverage and availability around the world, but that hasn’t stopped OnePlus from promising a complete 5G line-up this year, with every device being ready for the next generation network.
Many major networks now have plans available for 5G-ready devices, and in a recent interview with CNET the OnePlus CEO, Pete Lau says that – with the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro launching next month – the company is going “all-in” on 5G.
“This is a milestone both for OnePlus and our users. We’re proud to be among the first smartphone manufacturers to have a full 5G line up for our next launch,” said OnePlus Founder and CEO Pete Lau. “OnePlus has achieved many firsts with 5G, and this time’s no exception.”
The company hasn’t been afraid to embrace 5G, beginning its research into the new technology in 2016. And OnePlus believes that it has now reached a tipping point, where many people will begin upgrading their devices to 5G.
“We believe that following the dawn of the 5G era, the smartphone experience will go through a dramatic development,” Lau said. “5G’s low latency and enhanced cloud services will undoubtedly help us achieve a truly interconnected experience, while also providing exciting developments in areas like gaming, which are vitally important for OnePlus’ tech-savvy users.”
OnePlus has been hailed for its affordable smartphones, and this will become increasingly important as 5G becomes available in more markets.