OnePlus thinks snowball-throwing robots are a good way to demonstrate the potential of 5G (Update: Livestream)

OnePlus, as it’s identified to do, acquired everybody excited for a giant reveal with a teaser video yesterday. In equity, it did say it would not be a cellphone or a industrial product, however I will wager you did not guess what it could really find yourself being. At the moment, the corporate unveiled one thing we have all been ready for, one thing many have tried and failed to attain, one thing humanity actually wants proper now: the world’s first 5G-powered interactive snowball combat.

You could not make this shit up — until you’re employed within the OnePlus PR crew, apparently. The custom-built robots face off towards people in a snowball combat earlier than battling towards one another for 70 consecutive hours; something much less could be a waste of time. The showdown will happen in Lapland, Finland, beginning at 12pm GMT (4am PT) on March 9 and ending on March 12, which you’ll watch by way of this livestream.

The snowbots can hearth snowballs at 120mph and shall be geared up with 5G chips from Qualcomm permitting onlookers from around the globe to regulate them with their telephones. Head to the OnePlus website as soon as the livestream will get underway and sign up or create an account to participate. In the event you’re in Lapland, why not go alongside and see what all fuss is about. You’ll be able to even win an all-inclusive journey there to see the motion shut up in the event you enter this competitors on the OnePlus discussion board — there are 18 locations up for grabs and winners shall be chosen in twos so you may take a buddy with you.

I am positive this has completely nothing to do with the truth that the corporate is gearing up for a cellphone launch that may very well be as early as subsequent month and is in search of a bit of additional publicity to construct hype. Positively not.


Replace 1: 2020/03/10 3:00am PDT by Manuel Vonau

Sure, the snowbot battle is admittedly taking place, and it is beginning in just a few hours. You’ll be able to tune into the livestream over at OnePlus’ web site or simply take a peek at what is going on on proper right here:

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