MWC 2019: The OnePlus 7 5G is Exclusive to EE in the UK

By Holly Brockwell on at

British OnePlus fans get some minor bragging rights today with the news that the 5G version of the OnePlus 7 will be launching here, but not in the US.

However, it's less good news if you're not on EE, because – like we've heard about the Galaxy Fold – the OnePlus 7 5G will be a network exclusive.

The phone should be arriving on these shores in the second half of 2019, according to USA Today, so there's still a fair while to wait. There will apparently be a prototype of the phone at MWC, so Team Giz UK will be keeping our eyes peeled for it.

We're not 100% sure the phone will be called the OnePlus 7, but the company's given us no reason to think it'll deviate from its oh-so-original numbering system. The OnePlus 6 was announced and released in May last year, and we're expecting something similar for the 7.

According to Techradar, the OnePlus 7 will feature the top-end Snapdragon 855 chipset -- the same one as the Samsung Galaxy S10 line and the Galaxy Fold.

While we don't have pricing for the 5G OnePlus 7 just yet, CEO Pete Lau has publicly stated he's intending to keep it affordable, which apparently means under $1000 (£765-ish). While that's not what anyone could call cheap, it's not bad for a flagship, and definitely not for one of the first 5G phones. It also looks distinctly affordable next to the £2k folding phones we've been seeing this week.

Keep up with the latest news from Mobile World Congress on our MWC 2019 hub.