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CEO of one plus explain the reason why 5G is unavailable in one plus 7T pro


No announcement was made about last week’s event of the 5G version of OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition.

No 5G Technology

Even though company has announced two versions of 7T pro (including a new McLaren Edition of the device) with all the important information along with European pricing and release information, they did not disclose whether these phones include latest 5G technology. All the three of these phones are only consisting of 4G LTE and no sign of a 5G version to the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G that they released earlier this year. CEO Pete Lau has revealed why the company avoided introducing a second-generation 5G smartphone.

OnePlus logo – Image source

In the end of last week’s OnePlus launch event, CEO Pete Lau spoke to the media and explained that “there wasn’t enough of an opportunity to launch a second 5G device”.

It’s not related to a Pro series or T-series or another device that certainly must have 5G. It’s more about looking at what are the circumstances and what’s a suitable opportunity to build a 5G device.

– Pete Lau
Pete Lau – Image Source

5G will be a key feature of flagship phones in 2020

Going on Lau revealed that 5G will be a key feature of flagship phones in 2020 but did not comment on whether it will be present in the OnePlus 8 series. Still, it is uncertain that 5G networks will spread worldwide and whether that will justify developing a 5G phone. Some major markets for OnePlus like India are expected to lack 5G connectivity which also plays a main role in the company’s 5G plans

5G is the latest networking technology that launched in select parts of the UK earlier this year. The goal is to offer users gigabit-per-second speeds that will allow users to download entire film series in minutes and stream triple-A games over the cloud using services like Google Stadia, Microsoft Project xCloud and Nvidia GeForce Now.

OnePlus 7 Pro

On October 10 7T pro was release with It’s a small upgrade that tweaks, rather than redefines the company’s smartphone offering. It is almost identical to the design and feature set to the slightly older OnePlus 7 Pro, which launched earlier this year.

The upgraded Snapdragon 855 Plus CPU and improved Warp Charge 30T fast charging tech is the most concerned upgrade. This makes it a much smaller upgrade than the OnePlus 7T as compared to the original OnePlus 7.

Pushing the boundaries

Lau stated that the focus of the 7 Pro was on “pushing the boundaries” of tech. “If the tech is received well,” he said, “we have intended to bring it to the wider series, so to the future series of devices.”

Although Lau accepted that 5G is likely to be a key flagship trending in next year, he refused to be drawn on whether we’d see 5G included in the standard version of the OnePlus 8. The reason, he said, was because, at this point, it’s difficult to get clear vision, whether 5G networks will exist in enough countries to make including 5G on a flagship device worthwhile. In India, which is a key territory for OnePlus, 5G might not be available next year, Lau explained.

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