There's a 5G OnePlus phone coming, and it could cost US$300 more than normal
Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon 855 a few days ago. Not much is known about the real-life capabilities of the SoC at the moment but it comes equipped with a 5G-enabled modem, which could mean that most flagships may have a 5G model next year.
Some reports have claimed that the Sony Xperia XZ4 could be the first smartphone to feature the Snapdragon 855, and while that may still turn out to be the case, OnePlus has also confirmed that it will be among the first OEMs to release a Snapdragon 855-powered phone, and it will be specifically a 5G model.
That device is unlikely to be the OnePlus 7, as the OnePlus 6T was released just two months ago. We expect it to be a 5G variant of the 6T featuring the new chipset.
According to OnePlus CEO Pete Lau, the 5G OnePlus phone will be US$200 or US$300 more expensive than the regular non-5G models. Considering the OnePlus 6T’s US$549 MSRP, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the 5G phone launch with a price tag in the region of US$800.