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OnePlus showcases its 5G prototype smartphone capable of cloud gaming at MWC

25 February 2019 2

OnePlus finally showcased its answer to the latest trend which is 5G. However, it’s not a commercial device and more like a prototype. The name of the device is unknown and so is its design. OnePlus made sure that its design isn’t revealed to the attendees at the MWC 2019 event. The device sealed the device in a “protective case for confidentiality.”

The Chinese company displayed the prototype at the Qualcomm 5G demo station to showcase the 5G capabilities. OnePlus touts and, in fact, stresses more on gaming and cloud gaming and said that users will be able to ‘get a taste of 5G cloud gaming” on the device with the help of the upcoming technology. OnePlus simulated a scenario where players would only need a smartphone and a gamepad.​


Not every detail of the OnePlus 5G device is known yet but the key takeaways are definitely the Snapdragon 855 SoC and X50 5G modem from Qualcomm. While showcasing the device, the company also claimed the device is “seen as a leader in 5G connectivity.”

CEO and co-founder of the company, Pete Lau has reportedly issued a statement adding,

5G is a game changer. It can change everything from gaming to communication, to health and beyond. More than that, it can perform several, or all, of these at the same time. One great example of how 5G will change the world is gaming. 5G’s dramatic improvement in speed, latency, and network capacity can truly fulfill the promise of cloud gaming.

The attendees at the event are able to try Ace Combat 7, a PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One title during the demo. The company defines that the cloud processing capabilities and responsiveness of 5G will help the players to play resource intensive games online that usually need to be downloaded.

The second capability showcased during the demo is the live feed of messages left by community members from across the world​


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