OnePlus, Qualcomm plan to start 5G trials

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Representational Photo

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus Wednesday said it plans towork with chipset maker Qualcomm on 5G trials in India. Premium device makerhad displayed its first 5G prototype smartphone powered by Qualcomm'sSnapdragon 855 mobile platform at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona thisweek.

In a statement, OnePlus said it will be "amongst thefirst OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) to launch smartphones powered bythe Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform in India, and plans to work withQualcomm on 5G trials".

However, it did not provide any details further.

"We have been loyal to Qualcomm's 800-series Snapdragonchipsets since the release of our very first flagship device. This strongpartnership with Qualcomm makes us believe that we could bring the best 5Gdevice to the world," OnePlus founder and CEO Pete Lau said.

OnePlus said it began research on the new-age 5G technologyin 2016 and a year later, it started working with Qualcomm on OnePlus' 5Gdevice development.

In October last year, OnePlus rolled out the world's first5G tweet by connecting a prototype device to a 5G non-standalone network.

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