12 Feb 2019: OnePlus to showcase 5G smartphone prototype at MWC
The company will have a presence at Qualcomm's booth where attendees will get a chance to connect with the next-generation wireless technology and experience 5G gaming on a OnePlus prototype smartphone - perhaps the one that leaked recently.
Here's everything we know.
Experience 5G: What OnePlus said about its Mobile World Congress exhibit
"OnePlus, at Qualcomm's booth (Hall 3 Stand 3E10), invites all to connect and communicate with our community over a 5G network. Attendees will also be able to experience the capabilities of 5G gaming on a OnePlus 5G prototype."
Moreover, the company will also offer a "limited-edition Qualcomm x OnePlus pin badge" that will be available to all attendees at the OnePlus stand.
Fact: Recently, reputed tipster leaked the design of OnePlus' 5G smartphone
5G chipset: OnePlus's 5G phone will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855
Earlier, OnePlus had announced that its upcoming 5G-ready smartphone would be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 along with the Qualcomm X50 modem to enable 5G connectivity.
Interestingly, the company has already partnered with EE network to launch this 5G-ready flagship in the UK by May this year.
Moreover, reports suggest the phone will cost $200-300 more than usual OnePlus flagships.
Competition: The 5G Race
Further, Huawei, OPPO and Vivo are also expected to launch their 5G-ready smartphones by next year.
However, we will see a 5G-compatible iPhone sometime in 2020 as it's relying on Intel for 5G modems.