OnePlus is launching a 5G phone via Sprint, but it's not immediately clear which phone it will be. The device is set to become the carrier's fourth 5G-capable phone overall after the LG V50, Samsung Galaxy S10, and HTC 5G Hub.

Sprint's 5G network is currently available in parts of Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and Kansas City, and it's coming to parts of Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, and Washington DC within weeks. OnePlus and Sprint have yet to offer more details on release date, pricing, and specifications of this phone in question.

Sprint OnePlus 5G Phone

Sprint failed to specify which phone OnePlus is coming to its network. Most likely, it's the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, which is currently the only 5G smartphone OnePlus produces at the moment. There's a chance, however slim, that it's a new phone, but this is far from likely. The OnePlus 7 Pro 5G also launched alongside the UK's first 5G network this past June. Details about Sprint's OnePlus 5G phone will come "soon."

OnePlus is expected to unveil a follow-up phone later this year, much like how it launched the OnePlus 6T a little after releasing the OnePlus 6 in 2018. As such, this is likely going to be the OnePlus 7T, and if not the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, this could be the phone Sprint is set to release. All this is pure guesswork, however. Make sure to check back with Tech Times as we learn more.

Will This Be An Exclusive Release?

It's worth noting that neither OnePlus nor Sprint is billing this release as an exclusive, so no-Sprint users might not have to worry about not being able to get the phone. Even still, none of the other major carriers have mentioned plans for 5G-capable phones from OnePlus. At the moment, non-Sprint users might have to settle for LTE if they want to use the phone maker's devices, at least initially.

In all, this release is a big deal for both companies. OnePlus might have dipped slightly in popularity ever since its phone started getting more expensive, but the brand still courts plenty of enthusiasts from the Android community. For OnePlus, this is an opportunity to get a second deal with a U.S. carrier. For Sprint, on the other hand, this is a chance to get an enthusiast phone that could draw customers to its network without having to wait for its planned merger with T-Mobile, as Engadget notes.

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