Verizon will promote the OnePlus EIGHT for $799 beginning April twenty ninth, marking the primary time that the service has right away offered a OnePlus tool. Telephones from OnePlus have supported Verizon’s network relationship again to the OnePlus 6T, and Verizon qualified them for “bring your personal instrument” use via allowing shoppers to pop a SIM card in and get going. However now, OnePlus gets the full backing of Verizon’s retail presence — online, throughout the My Verizon app, and possibly and in shops once we’re all able to talk over with the ones once more. Verizon says this launch is the beginning of “a new dating” between the firms.
The OnePlus 8 is 5G-able and supports Verizon’s ultra-speedy millimeter wave (mmW) data speeds, which will surpass 1Gbps in some locations. actually, on Verizon, the phone is technically called the “OnePlus EIGHT 5G UW,” a reputation that i will never, ever recognize again. Notably, this is the only model of the OnePlus 8 with millimeter wave functions; the regular unlocked hardware won’t get you Verizon 5G. The OnePlus 8 5G UW may be optimized for Verizon’s low-band 5G community, when the corporate gets around to launching that.
Verizon is selling the OnePlus EIGHT in either black or silver, with the latter being an unique. The cheaper $699 base version of the OnePlus 8 (with 128GB/8GB) is only to be had from OnePlus or Amazon, regardless that it also works just effective on Verizon.
Verizon isn’t the first major US carrier to get in the back of OnePlus. T-Cellular kicked things off in 2018, followed by way of Sprint with the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G final 12 months. OnePlus has persisted to offer its devices unlocked for direct acquire; keep in mind that the service versions at all times come with service bloatware and preinstalled apps.
and also you might’ve spotted that i mentioned Amazon earlier. This time around, OnePlus will sell unlocked variants of both the OnePlus EIGHT Pro and OnePlus 8 through Amazon US, giving consumers another choice for buying either telephone. the company has used Amazon for international sales prior to now, but now it’s extending that partnership to the united states.