Pete Lau also announced at the event that OnePlus will be the first to release a commercial 5G smartphone with carrier network EE in UK in 2019. EE is the UK’s number one mobile network, and was named as the UK’s best network for the 5th year in a row by RootMetrics.
Since its establishment five years ago, OnePlus has only made flagship smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 8 Series Mobile Platforms. OnePlus recently launched its latest flagship device—the OnePlus 6T, powered by the Snapdragon 845. The company also partners with T-Mobile to sell OnePlus 6T across 5600 T-Mobile offline stores around the United States.
“We are proud to work with OnePlus to continue to bring breakthrough mobile experiences to consumers,” said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, mobile, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Snapdragon 855 is designed to deliver multi-gigabit 5G, industry leading AI and immersive extended reality (XR) ushering in a new decade of wireless experiences to come.”
OnePlus is well-known for its flagship products and received strong support from its global community through word-of-mouth marketing. The OnePlus community has amassed over 5 million users, most of which are tech enthusiasts from over 196 countries and regions around the world.
OnePlus has also been collaborating with Qualcomm Technologies on 5G development since 2017. In October 2018, OnePlus achieved another breakthrough in 5G research, by releasing the first 5G tweet. Together, they have made significant strides in designing a device ready for 5G integration and commercialization in 2019.
Pete Lau said at the event, “OnePlus only makes flagship smartphones, and we believe that the Snapdragon 855 is the best and only choice. We are thrilled by its powerful performance and 5G capabilities. OnePlus will continue to bring its users the best technology and the best user experience possible.”