Citing "sources familiar with the companies' plans," Android Police reported Monday that the two companies have signed a deal that will have Verizon offer a OnePlus phone next year. The report doesn't detail exactly when the new phone will arrive or if it will support Verizon's millimeter-wave 5G network.
OnePlus currently sells its 6T and 7 Pro phones at T-Mobile in the US and recently launched a . That 5G version, however, uses Sprint's midband 5G network, which is similar in technology to other next-gen networks overseas.
Unlocked versions of OnePlus phones like the 6T and 7 Pro currently support Verizon's 4G LTE network and have passed the carrier's certification testing, but Verizon doesn't sell them directly.
A separate report from Phone Arena earlier this week claimed that Verizon will carry a version of OnePlus' next phone, the 7T Pro 5G, in the future. The phone-maker on Monday announced that it will be on Sep. 26. And that OnePlus will be introducing a phone with a 90Hz display and a cheaper price than its 7 Pro, which currently starts at $669 in the US.
No timeline was given for when the 5G model might arrive on Verizon, though it will reportedly be a "McLaren Edition" of the OnePlus 7T Pro and have a carbon fiber back.
OnePlus and Verizon declined to comment on the reports.