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OnePlus 8 First Commercial Smartphone to Connect to T-Mobile Standalone 5G Network

OnePlus Pushes 5G R&D Forward with Successful SA 5G Data Session

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OnePlus becoming the first smartphone company in the United States to successfully connect to T-Mobile’s standalone (SA) network with a commercial device.

Together with T-Mobile and Qualcomm, OnePlus successfully held the first low-band SA 5G data session with the OnePlus 8, the company’s latest flagship smartphone. This achievement is a significant step towards bringing the power of 5G standalone to users in the United States.

“This is an important milestone for OnePlus and our long-time partners in the journey to bring users the best possible 5G experience, this time leveraging the extremely low latency and high data capacity potential of a standalone 5G network,” said Pete Lau, Founder and CEO of OnePlus.

“OnePlus went all in 5G with the launch of the OnePlus 8 series. Now, as we continue to lead in 5G research and development, we look forward to opening up even more possibilities and connecting more people around the world with a fast and smooth 5G experience.”

With the OnePlus 8 flagship phone, the OnePlus R&D team achieved a number of low-band 5G milestones in recent field testing on the T-Mobile SA 5G network, including:

  • First voice over new radio (VoNR) call
  • First video over new radio (ViNR) call
  • First voice call with evolved packet system (EPS) fallback
  • First video call with EPS fallback

“We are proud of the significant 5G milestones achieved with T-Mobile and OnePlus that are instrumental in unlocking the potential of 5G to deliver exciting new experiences for consumers as well as increased performance and cost-effectiveness for businesses across the United States,” said Durga Malladi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, 4G/5G, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

“The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 Mobile Platform with the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System is at the heart of the OnePlus 8 smartphone driving the evolution towards 5G standalone mode, which will help create 5G-enabled experiences and transform how the world connects, computes and communicates.”

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