OnePlus 8 may launch on Verizon with support for its 5G Ultra WideBand network
OnePlus had big-time success last year. The OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro, as well as their revisions, the OnePlus 7T, and the OnePlus 7T Pro, upped the ante for OnePlus and proved the world that they could, too, make actual flagships instead of just “flagship killers.” The OnePlus 7 Pro is widely credited as being the first device to kickstart the trend of high refresh rate displays among mainstream smartphones, featuring a 90Hz panel that looks as buttery smooth as it sounds. Then, the OnePlus 7T also adopted this 90Hz panel and brought it to a lower price point. Now, OnePlus is set to launch their successors, the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro, very soon.
It’s also plausible that the devices will be compatible with more carriers this year. With the OnePlus 6T, OnePlus managed to launch a device of their own on T-Mobile, which was a big deal as this helped them consolidate their presence in the US even more. The OnePlus 7 Pro and the OnePlus 7T were also launched on T-Mobile as well and thus saw a high degree of success stateside, but now, it seems that OnePlus is looking to expand their horizons a bit with an official Verizon launch. Their devices have been largely compatible with Verizon’s network since the OnePlus 7 Pro’s launch, but this would be the first time a OnePlus device would be sold through Verizon officially, including all of Verizon’s app suite in tow. We knew for a fact that Verizon wanted to sell OnePlus devices this year, and the OnePlus 8 may be the first one.
A Verizon launch should also be a much bigger deal than a T-Mobile launch, as Verizon holds a way bigger userbase than T-Mobile does. Not only this, but the OnePlus 8 would also be fully compatible with Verizon’s 5G Ultra WideBand network out of the box as well as other Verizon features such as Wi-Fi calling, VoLTE, and more. If this is true, this would also be one of 20 5G devices Verizon is planning to launch in 2020.
A Verizon launch, in turn, should mean that way more American customers will be able to enjoy OnePlus devices in 2020. So it’s a win-win situation for everyone.
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Source: Android Police