OnePlus will release a 5G enabled phone early next year
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau in an interview with PC Mag said that OnePlus was already talking with some US carriers about releasing a 5G enabled phone. As the time moves on, we're more and more certain that OnePlus 7 will not be that device.
OnePlus 7 will not offer high speed data transfers, since such a phone would be very expensive. The company wants to stick to their model of offering great value phones, and for now, 5G connection would break this model. Still, OnePlus will releaase a 5G device by launching a whole new lineup of devices, with a new branding, name and design.
We will most probably see one such device at the beginning of 2019, only several months after the release of OnePlus 6T. We might see it unveiled at the 2019 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February 2019.