Earlier this month, OnePlus updated OnePlus 7 with OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro. OnePlus is eager to ensure that smartphones do not lag behind other high-end gadgets when considering specs and features. The latest smartphones come with all the necessary qualifications for a high-end gadget; 5G, 90Hz refresh, super wide camera sensor, you name it and the OnePlus 7 / 7T variant has it. We now have a report hinting at OnePlus plans for OnePlus 8. See below for more details.
OnePlus seeks to equip OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro with 5G Qualcomm's Snapdragon X55 modem
OnePlus's long-term goal is to establish itself as a leading smartphone provider in the US market. To this end, the company has managed to penetrate the US carrier market, but it is not as popular as it would like. 2019 is OnePlus' strongest year to date when we talk about the quality of the devices on offer, as the company managed to make the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro look obsolete after the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro were official.
Today we have a report from the Chinese social network Weibo. This report hints at OnePlus plans for the OnePus 8 and if that is true, the company will become an early passenger on the 5G train. OnePlus introduced the 5G of the OnePlus 7 Pro, but chose to skip the OnePlus 7T Pro feature.
According to details, OnePlus looks forward to equipping OnePlus 8 with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 SoC. In addition, the company will also provide support for 5G on the smartphone; support that is better than that offered in OnePlus 7 Pro. This will be courtesy of newer hardware such as OnePlus 8 or OnePlus 8 Pro or both as OnePlus seeks to equip its next smartphones with Qualcomm's Snapdragon X55 modem.
The Snapdragon X55 is a standalone second generation Qualcomm 5G modem that is designed to function separately from SoC on a mobile device. Unlike the X50, the X55 is only capable of operating on 5G networks without resorting to using LTE signal transmitters for call functions. In addition, the X55 can also use a single chip to communicate with 5G, LTE, 3G and 2G networks. This will eliminate the need for separate radio stations on the smartphone, reducing costs and improving battery life in the process.
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