OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei at 4G/5G Summit 2018 in Hong Kong announced that OnePlus will be first company to launch 5G smartphones next year. He also said OnePlus and his team had already conducted a 5G test at Qualcomm’s headquarters in San Diego back in August.

This smartphone could be the successor of the OnePlus 6T that will likely arrive in mid-2019. This will be powered by the Snapdragon X50 5G modem and latest QTM052 mmWave antenna module.

Several OEMs including ASUS, Fujitsu, HMD Global, HTC, Inseego/Novatel Wireless, LG, Motorola, NetComm Wireless, NETGEAR, OnePlus, OPPO, Sharp, Sierra Wireless, Sony Mobile, Telit, Vivo, WNC, and Xiaomi are commited to 5G in 2019.