Sprint to launch Chinese-made OnePlus 5G smartphone in U.S.

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OnePlus typically releases two smartphones per year.

The hope is that Sprint's first OnePlus phone will still be competitively priced, despite it being one of the carrier's 5G options. But the carrier isn't stopping there, as it's just announced that it will launch a OnePlus 5G smartphone on its network.

T-Mobile, of course, is looking to finish its merger with Sprint, though it is unclear if the new phone will work with T-Mobile's 5G network in addition to Sprint's. It will follow the Galaxy S10 5G, the HTC 5G Hub, and the LG V50 ThinQ.

Pictures of what appears to be OnePlus' next handset are doing the rounds on the internet, and despite releasing its 7 and 7 Pro models at the same time, a OnePlus 7T Pro could still be on the way. There's a good chance the upcoming Sprint and OnePlus phone could be this device, especially considering the details are being kept under wraps. More areas will get the 5G service in the coming weeks such as New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. On August 6, it was announced that OnePlus is now gearing up to launch a 5G phone on Sprint.

Visit for more information on Sprint 5G including coverage maps. There is no official announcement yet but it will definitely be a 5G-enabled device. That's because 5G phones are locked down to carriers at the moment, so if you transfer from Sprint to Verizon, for example, you'll need to buy a new 5G phone.