If you want a 5G phone next year, you're going to pay much more for it. How much more? In the case of OnePlus, it could be $200 to $300 higher than this year's flagship OnePlus 6T, CEO Pete Lau said in an interview with CNET. That's a whopping 36 percent to 55 percent increase.The Chinese handset maker has made waves by delivering a premium phone experience for close to half the cost of many premium device. Its latest flagship device, which it launched in October, is sold by T-Mobile in the US and also works on Verizon's network. The OnePlus 6T costs only $549 (about £499 or AU$774) for the 128GB model with 6GB of RAM, or $30 more for the 8GB model. That compares to $1,000 -- and up -- for the latest phones from Apple and Samsung. Now playing: Watch this: Qualcomm gives us a glimpse of our future in 5G 2:27 When it comes to a 5G OnePlus phone, though, the price is going to rise, possibly as high as $849. "The new technology and the amount of … [Read more...] about OnePlus’ 5G phone could cost $200 to $300 more than the OnePlus 6T
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Samsung revealed the Galaxy Fold at Unpacked a couple of days ago and both Larry and I are trying to justify the purchase decision we have to make in April. Huawei appears to have just told Samsung to hold its beer as Twitter user @gimme2pm posted a photo of a Huawei billboard at MWC in Barcelona that shows images and the name of Huawei's folding phone, the Mate X.The possible Mate X does not incorporate an external and internal display, with the associated complicated software transition that requires, but instead has the display on the outside that folds behind itself. This was a design approach many Twitter users stated Samsung should have taken and could end up being a less expensive option.Also: Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus, Galaxy S10E, and Galaxy Fold: A cheat sheet TechRepublic | Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S10E: Every camera lens and curve CNET This type of folding arrangement makes the back and front the display, but given that phones today already have … [Read more...] about MWC 2019: Huawei Mate X foldable 5G phone to take on Samsung Galaxy Fold
The newest generation of cellular technology, also known as 5G, is nearly here. The biggest initial wave of 5G deployment will likely take place in 2019 and 2020, and carriers everywhere are laying the groundwork to roll out a faster and more expansive wireless network.While it's true that many industries will benefit from faster connectivity -- self-driving cars, drones, virtual reality and the internet of things, to name a few -- the way most people will see the benefits of a robust 5G network is with a 5G-enabled phone. After all, the grand promises carriers are making with 5G coverage don't mean much if you can't access the network with your own device.Some companies, such as Lenovo, have already released a 5G-capable device. US carrier AT&T will sell a 5G hotspot router later this month. Meanwhile, other companies have announced specific 5G goals.To help you keep tabs on when we can expect 5G phones, here's what the major phone makers have announced, and not announced, about … [Read more...] about 5G smartphones are coming. Here’s a (probable) list of them
We already know that OnePlus is working on a 5G handset and that it could be one of the first 5G phones to arrive, likely in early 2019, but now we’re hearing reports that – unsurprisingly – you might have to pay a relatively high price if you want to get your hands on it.According to “people close to the matter” speaking to Fudzilla, the 5G OnePlus phone will start at $649, which is $100 more than the $549 starting price of the OnePlus 6T. There’s no word on the UK price, assuming it even launches in the UK, but the OnePlus 6T starts at £499 there, so the 5G phone might be around £599.This, of course, is all just rumors for now, but it wouldn’t surprise us. With each passing year new flagships tend to get more expensive and the addition of 5G gives companies an extra reason to raise prices.The first of three phones in 2019The source adds that the company’s first 5G phone will use the unannounced Snapdragon 855 chipset and that … [Read more...] about OnePlus could charge a high price for its upcoming 5G phone
Technically, we don't know anything concrete about the Galaxy S10, the next flagship Galaxy phone we expect Samsung to announce. Samsung hasn't made the S10 official, unlike the upcoming foldable phone that it flashed on stage as a sneak peek in November. But after nine years of Galaxy S phones fueling Samsung's rise to the top, the Korean tech giant would be crazy to stop before its 10th anniversary Galaxy S. Samsung's position as the world's top phone-maker is in peril. Slow phone sales are troublesome enough, but increased pressure from China's Huawei, which ousted Apple to take the No. 2 slot, should cause alarm within Samsung's ranks. Although Huawei phones are no longer sold in the US amid the government's security concerns, the phone-maker has increased global sales without America's help, and has released state-of-the-art phones with beautiful designs, in-screen fingerprint readers and triple rear cameras, like the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.Rumors have mounted for months about the … [Read more...] about Galaxy S10 specs, price and release date rumors: 5G? 3 models?