OnePlus to showcase first 5G prototype at MWC 2019

As we move closer to the MWC 2019 event, brands are lining up to showcase their best yet. OnePlus is new to join. The company will be showing the first OnePlus 5G prototype smartphone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform at MWC. The company says that attendees will experience 5G cloud gaming on the new 5G prototype device.

OnePlus MWC 2019

The company has scheduled the event for February 26th and OnePlus CEO Pete Lau will be joined by Qualcomm President Cristiano R. Amon, and EE CEO Marc Allera will be present at the conference. To prepare for 5G, OnePlus established its own research labs and began research on the 5G way back in 2016. In 2017, it started working with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., on OnePlus’ 5G device development. In August of 2018, the OnePlus 5G Project Team successfully established a 5G connection to Qualcomm Technologies’ laboratory located in San Diego, in the US.

The company made the world’s first 5G tweet by connecting a prototype device to a 5G Non-standalone Network, via an LTE b7 + 5G NR n78 air interface. OnePlus has already announced that it would launch the first commercial 5G smartphone powered by Snapdragon 855 in Europe with EE in 2019.

Marc Allera, CEO of BT Consumer & EE, said:

EE and OnePlus have a shared vision: to give our customers the best-connected experience possible. We’re working together on cutting edge technology to deliver that, and we’re leading the world on the journey to 5G. Adding 5G to the UK’s number one 4G network will increase reliability, increase speeds, and keep our customers connected where they need it most. We have the ambition to connect our customers to 4G, 5G or Wi-Fi 100% of the time.

Pete Lau, CEO, OnePlus said:

Our strong relationship with mobile industry leaders like Qualcomm Technologies and EE makes us believe that we could bring the best 5G device to the world. OnePlus’ core strength is having a tech community with more than 5.5 million users from 196 countries around the world. Our mission to tackle 5G head on was decided together with our community members. No other company out there is better suited to take on 5G than OnePlus.