The 5G OnePlus Phone Arrives In May

By Holly Brockwell on at

The race to 5G is afoot, and as we've been hearing for a while, it looks like OnePlus will indeed be one of the very first to release a phone compatible with the vastly higher data speeds it offers.

CEO Pete Lau told CNET that the phone will be launched before the end of May 2019. He doesn't think they'll sell many, though:

"The 5G product is not expected to equate to huge sales. It's still early stage. But by 2020 it could already be very different."

That's probably because, as they've already said, it'll cost about £200 more than the OnePlus 6T. The cost will apparently be well worth it, though: OnePlus's Creative Director Xi Zeng told TrustedReviews that "Once people see the benefits of 5G they will never go back to 4G."

Once you go 5G you never go... er... answers in the comments?

However, if you're hoping for a 5G OnePlus 7, it looks like that's not happening. Lau has said the 5G range of phones will be separate from the rest, with the first one being exclusive to EE initially. The Samsung Galaxy Flex is also apparently exclusive to EE, at least at first. Seems like EE are keen to be known as the 5G network -- we can hear the '5GEE' ads already.