Wednesday, 18 July, 2018

OnePlus 7 could be at United States carriers without bloatware

OnePlus confirms 5G-ready Smartphone for 2019 OnePlus 7 could be at United States carriers without bloatware
Sherri Watson | 30 June, 2018, 13:23

We all know that 5G is coming.

Lau pointed out that the phones that be sold via U.S. carriers would be free from bloatware - pre-installed apps that users may or may not require on their phone, often permanent in nature. Yes we have all that other cool stuff 5G is good for, but most of that won't arrive for a while. Lau isn't saying if the company has started talking with U.S. carriers for a potential partnership, but he's confident about a consistent, bloatware-free experience will continue to be available on its phones even if carriers try pre-install bloatware.

We're probably going to see the OnePlus 6T before the end of the year, but OnePlus is already looking further ahead and claiming that in 2019 it will launch one of the world's first 5G phones.

5G or 5th Generation is the next evolutionary form of mobile technology, allowing for higher data transfer speeds over wireless networks. This phone could very well be the OnePlus 7 smartphone. That's because at least one of them will come with 5G support.

Talking to PC Mag this week, during Mobile World Congress Shanghai (China), OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said that the company's already "working with United States carriers" as it plans to launch a 5G smartphone sometime next year. Time will tell if Three will mimic its 4G rollout and not charge extra for 5G. That's presumably why Huawei has also just announced that it will be developing a 5G phone for release next year.