Pete , via OnePlus 8 Pro , May 25, 2020 : Hi everyone, As you may all know about our latest 5G achievement, I would like to share with you some behind-the-scene stories of our commitment on 5G evolution. This spring, we worked with T-Mobile and Qualcomm to make the OnePlus 8 the first flagship device to make a data connection to a standalone (or SA) 5G network. This is the first successful use of a commercial device to connect to an SA 5G network in North America, and the first to do so with a low-frequency Sub-6 SA 5G network in the world. For OnePlus, this is our first big step in the industry since our "5G Grand Slam," where we completed support for all types of 5G from low-frequency Sub-6 to millimeter wave (mmW). I want to thank all of you who have been involved in making this happen. Creating the Greatest 5G Experience for All Users 5G is a new generation of mobile technology, and the most complex to date, making it more difficult to implement. As you all know, our motto is "Never Settle," and we hope to push ourselves to create the single best experience we can for our users. 5G is naturally a part of that. Starting from last year, we've released the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, 7T Pro McLaren 5G, OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus 8 UW, and were the first to provide full coverage of low- and mid-frequency Sub-6 as well as mmW technologies. At the same time we've been developing ever better 5G experiences, including our development of SA 5G technology. In the current stage, all of the commercial 5G networks available around the world are "non-standalone" networks, basically meaning that at their core they still rely on 4G technology with some added 5G base stations. But, to achieve the full potential of 5G – including the realization of self-driving cars, IoT, remote surgery, live VR/AR, and other technologies of the future – we will need networks that are truly 5G, through and through. And that means SA 5G. SA 5G uses 5G at its core, and can achieve network slicing, MEC, and ultra-low latency. To take latency as an example, current 4G LTE typically has end-to-end latency of tens to up to about 100ms, while SA 5G can theoretically reduce that down to just 1ms. This means that when you're playing a game on your phone, you won't even be able to feel the latency. And with that, cloud storage and gaming, as well as other applications, become virtually indistinguishable from local operations. You'll be able to play games on your phone that before you could only play on a gaming PC or console, without any difference in the experience. Standalone 5G, Together If you want SA 5G on your phone, you need to account for everything, from the chip to the device itself, all the way through to the carrier's network. In January at CES, we reached an agreement with T-Mobile and Qualcomm to start jointly testing SA 5G on T-Mobile's network. Over the following four months, we used the all-new OnePlus 8 flagship to perform hundreds of lab and field tests, and worked together with Qualcomm and T-Mobile to overcome numerous technical challenges. This spring, we carried out successful tests on T-Mobile's SA 5G network, including SA 5G data session, VoNR, ViNR, and EPS-FB. This was the first successful low-frequency band SA 5G run with a commercial device in the world. All in 5G We know that in the future 5G will become a standard for all phones. To meet that new standard, we early on settled on the product direction of "All in 5G," committing our most important resources to the technology. And now, we have three 5G labs around the world, and in just the last two months we have invested 30 million USD to expanding and upgrading our labs. We will continue to strive, and bring everyone a true "Never Settle" 5G experience.