Technology OnePlus CEO explains why there’s no 5G version of the 7T Pro
The OnePlus TV is coming in September, but maybe not to you
If you don’t live in India, it’ll be later
Conspicuously absent from last week’s OnePlus 7T Pro announcement was any mention of a new 5G device from OnePlus. The company announced two versions of the 7T Pro (including a new McLaren Edition of the device) as well as European pricing and release information for the 7T, but all three of these phones were 4G LTE only, with no sign of a 5G follow-up to the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G that the company released earlier this year.
It was an odd omission, especially since OnePlus was so eager to release a 5G device so early in the technology’s lifecycle. In October 2018, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau talked about wanting, and the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G was subsequently one of the alongside the Samsung S10 5G. However, while Samsung has gone on two announce two more 5G devices — the and midrange — OnePlus doesn’t seem as interested in a follow-up, despite rumors that the company was going to announce a .
OnePlus TV may come with eight speakers and Dolby Atmos support
OnePlus has been slowly releasing details about its upcoming smart TV. Today, we learned that OnePlus TV will have eight built-in speakers with a combined 50 watts of power. According to an Amazon listing spotted by 9to5Google, they'll pack "punchy bass to fill your living room," and they'll be powered by Dolby Atmos. Most built-in TV speakers leave a lot to be desired, especially when it comes to bass. Many consumers opt to buy separate speakers or a soundbar. As 9to5Google points out, a comparable Sony TV only has two speakers and a total of 20W. The OnePlus TV is set to arrive in India this month, but the company hasn't confirmed a US release date yet.
Speaking to a small group of publications, including The Verge, at the OnePlus 7T Pro’s announcement event in London last week, Lau suggested (via a translator) that the company simply hasn’t seen enough of an opportunity to launch a second 5G device. “It’s not related to a Pro series or T-series or another device that certainly must have 5G,” the CEO said. “It’s more looking at what are the circumstances and what’s a suitable opportunity to build a 5G device.”
OnePlus also undoubtedly benefited from being one of the first companies to have a device ready for the launch of 5G in markets, including the UK, which was primed to benefit from any halo effect that the launch of the network may have had. Now that three of the UK’s four operators have launched their 5G networks, that same halo effect is unlikely to apply again for a second device.
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In contrast to the lack of any 5G announcements last week, one of the 7 Pro’s other flagship features, its 90Hz screen, has not only returned for the 7T Pro, but it’s actually trickled down the OnePlus lineup into the OnePlus 7T, the lower-priced sibling to the Pro.
Lau said that the focus of the 7 Pro was on “pushing the boundaries” of tech. “If the tech is received well,” he said, “our intention has been to bring it to the wider series, so to the future series of devices.” The OnePlus 7 Pro’s 90Hz screen, which we called the “star of the show” in our review, made the cut, but its 5G variant did not.
Although Lau admitted that 5G is likely to be a key flagship trend for next year, he refused to be drawn on whether we’d see 5G included in the standard version of the OnePlus 8. The reason, he said, was because, at this point, it’s difficult to know whether 5G networks will exist in enough countries to make including 5G on a flagship device worthwhile. In India, which is a key territory for OnePlus, 5G might not be available next year, Lau explained.
OnePlus was successful in its attempts to be among the first companies to release a 5G phone, but the lack of a follow-up device at last week’s event showed that it’s being much more cautious about its second. After all, you only get to benefit from the excitement of releasing your first 5G device once.
Game of Thrones: Why the Night King exists in the series, but not in the books?
More dangerous than Cersei, more badass than Jon Snow, colder than Daenerys ... the Night King is one of the major characters of Game of Thrones and will have a central place in the season 8. Yet, surprise, the White Walker does not exist in books. And the creators of the series gave the reasons for this big change. Attention spoilers.
We still do not know what the creators ofare for the , but we already know that the White Walkers will have a crucial role in the intrigues, especially during a . And not surprisingly, this army of the dead will be led by the terrible Night King who now has his own dragon.
A very exciting promise but also unprecedented compared to the books of George R.R. Martin. What do you mean ? It's very simple, the famous "Night King" does not exist in the work of the author, it was specially designed for the needs of the series of HBO. A revelation that may surprise in view of its importance since its appearance in season 4, but a necessary rewrite for authors.A logical personification
Asked about this by EW, David Benioff and Dan Weiss (the creators) have thus revealed the reasons that led them to imagine this great enemy: "It was almost logical when we go back in time, when you've created all the prehistory to that, we've seen what the White Walkers are doing, we've seen how they're doing to stretch out, and if you go back and do those things ... what are you doing? What has created them? We have always liked the idea that they were not just that cosmic evil that has always been there since the beginning, but that the White Walkers also have their story. "
This refers to the famous flashback of season 6 where we saw the Forest Children attach a man to a tree before piercing his heart with a blade Dragonglass, creating the Night King.A real danger
And this scenario idea is according to them a creative force a few weeks of the terrible confrontation. Why ? Because it brings an emotional dimension to the bad guys. Through the Night King, we have bad people personified. Their existence is real, their ambition too, they are not simple stooges: "They have a historical cause that is understandable, like the wars on the screen, we understand them.They are the result of people, of to be alive, with motivations that we can understand. "
To be more precise, Benioff said: "I do not see them as evil, I see them as death, and that's what the Night King wants for everyone. that he was created and that's what he's looking for. "
OnePlus 7T Pro with 5G is coming to T-Mobile later this year .
OnePlus wasn't entirely accurate when it said it wouldn't offer the OnePlus 7T Pro in the US. T-Mobile has announced that it'll carry the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren sometime later in 2019. As the name suggests, it's a version of the supercar-inspired special edition phone with 5G data on T-Mo's 600MHz network. There's no pricing at this point, although you can safely presume this will cost much more than the $669 starting price for the earlier 7 Pro.
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