OnePlus is committing $30 million to “scale up and upgrade” its 5G analysis and improvement efforts. The announcement is available in the identical week because the Chinese smartphone maker confirmed it will be going all-in on 5G with its subsequent flagship smartphone lineup. “5G is a top priority in our product strategy,” OnePlus cofounder and CEO Pete Lau mentioned in a press launch.

OnePlus has constructed a stable popularity for its reasonably priced flagship Android telephones over the previous six years and like many different smartphone makers has been slowly ramping up its 5G choices. The firm teased a prototype 5G machine at MWC in 2019 earlier than launching two premium gadgets in the summertime — the OnePlus 7T Pro and a funkier (and costlier) McLaren edition. However, each model of its subsequent OnePlus eight smartphone, which is predicted to launch in April, might be 5G-enabled.

“We should be among the first smartphone manufacturers to have 5G support in a full product lineup,” Lau added. “We plan to further develop application scenarios based on the daily usage habits of users, such as cloud gaming, cloud videos, and cloud storage services.”

The firm’s newest monetary dedication is a mirrored image of 5G’s present standing, with all the main U.S. networks now providing client 5G companies and 2020 anticipated to usher in myriad 5G-enabled gadgets at extra reasonably priced value factors. OnePlus mentioned its 5G R&D labs will concentrate on a broad spectrum of applied sciences for OnePlus gadgets, equivalent to radio frequency (RF) circuits, antennas, multimedia {hardware} (together with digital camera), and all the things that might affect the efficiency of the machine in a real-world setting. “With our commitment to R&D in our 5G labs, I’m confident that we will bring a faster and smoother user experience on 5G,” Lau mentioned.