Qualcomm is expecting at least two 5G flagship smartphones in 2019

Donna Miller
October 23, 2018

There are going to be a lot of 5G smartphones next year if all the companies that confirmed plans to launch one will keep their promise. While the OnePlus 6T is set to launch in NY launch on October 29, the company's co-founder Carl Pei has already teased 2019's OnePlus 7 or OnePlus 7T. Carl Pei, OnePlus co-founder, said his team will be among the first to launch a 5G-enabled flagship, likely called OnePlus 7.

We don't now know when we'll see the first 5G-ready devices, but Samsung, LG, Huawei and Honor have already confirmed plans to make phones that are ready for 5G.

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As for Qualcomm, today it also announced a smaller version of its QTM052 mmWave antenna module, which will be crucial to enabling 5G connectivity on conventional smartphone form factors. Other Chinese manufacturers are planning to embrace 5G, but OnePlus' Carl Pei joined Amon on stage shortly after talking about the 5G smartphones of 2019. Additionally, Pei told us about the progress, and that OnePlus has already conducted 5G tests at Qualcomm's headquarters in August.

Meanwhile, Qualcomm has reportedly also revealed some more details regarding the first wave of 5G Snapdragon handsets that would arrive in 2019. Motorola is even playing safer by stuffing Qualcomm's Snapdragon X50 5G modem into a Moto Mod, but hey, at least all Mod-compatible phones will have the option to upgrade when this comes out early next year.

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