It seems like a perfect marriage. OnePlus has announced it’ll launch its 5G phone in the first half of 2019. Verizon can’t stop talking about 5G. But fresh evidence that OnePlus’ 5G phone won’t land on Verizon’s network came to light this week at Qualcomm’s annual tech summit held in Maui, HI.
OnePlus has already cozied up to Verizon with the OnePlus 6T, which has been certified to run on the carrier’s network, despite a close partnership deal with rival T-Mobile. Yet OnePlus’ CEO, Pete Lau, insists this wasn’t a contractual exclusive, adding in an interview with CNET that OnePlus is “focused on maximizing success for ourselves and T-Mobile in this partnership.”