A 5G phone from OnePlus is set to change into Sprint’s fourth 5G device behind the LG V50, HTC 5G Hub, and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. Sprint’s 5G network is presently out there in parts of Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and Kansas City, and it’s due to arrive in parts of LA, New York, Phoenix, and Washington, DC within weeks. A precise launch date, pricing, and specs for the brand new smartphone are yet to be revealed.
In its announcement, Sprint doesn’t explicitly say which 5G OnePlus phone is coming to its network. Presently, the corporate produces a single 5G smartphone, the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, which launched alongside the UK’s first 5G network firstly of June. Nevertheless, the corporate is extensively anticipated to reveal a follow-up later this year, much like how the OnePlus 6T followed the launch of the OnePlus 6 in 2018.
Unlike Verizon, Sprint isn’t utilizing mmWave technology to supply its current 5G coverage. Which means you may not see the same gigabit speeds that we’ve seen on Verizon’s network; as a substitute, you’ll get a larger coverage area.
After we tried Sprint’s network for ourselves, we got a median download speed of around 100 Mbps utilizing an LG V50, and we additionally discovered that the signal indoors was significantly better. The network won’t yet be an order of magnitude quicker than 4G. However, it’s way more consistent than the sorts of real-world speeds you usually get from current-gen networks.