“Because 5G will be focused on a handful of unique enthusiasts, we will have a 4G product developed and available in parallel,” Lau told TechRadar at Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit 2018.
The price of the smartphone will be more expensive than we’ve seen from the company, with Lau saying “My prediction is that the cost will be between $200 and $300 higher for the 5G device. This is not necessarily a problem for our users since [5G] is what they want. “
“We never wanted to make a cheaper product for the sake of being cheaper. There has been more of a transition to the unique business model, “Lau added.
Issuing a 4G version of the upcoming phone along with the more expensive 5G phone will allow the company to remain competitive while also providing the next internet connection for those who love it.
Lau strongly believes that 5G innovation is one thing the brand’s followers want soon, so that’s why OnePlus is pushing its mission to launch a 5G phone on sale.