Smartphone company OPPO has launched a prototype 5G version of its flagship ‘Find X' smartphone, to support development of 5G solutions and ecosystem.
The OPPO Find X 5G prototype uses engineering samples of the Snapdragon 855 processor and X50 5G modem.
OPPO, Qualcomm and Keysight Technologies Inc., a world-leading electronic measurement company, have demonstrated 5G data connectivity and applications including browsing, online video replay and video call using the Find X 5G prototype.
The company has also successfully completed the world's first multiparty video call on a smartphone via 5G network. Engineers from six OPPO R&D institutes worldwide participated in the video call using WeChat, with an inaugural message of "Hello OPPO, Hello 5G".
In building a 5G ecosystem, OPPO will continue deepening its collaboration with Qualcomm, network infrastructure manufacturers, telecom service providers and other supply chain partners. OPPO is in talks with telecom service providers in China, Europe, Australia and other overseas markets, with plans to launch commercial 5G products this year.
"5G is a trend OPPO must embrace. In addition to striving to become the first manufacturer to launch 5G smartphones, OPPO's exploration of application opportunities in the 5G+ era will ultimately determine the value of 5G," Tony Chen, Founder, President and CEO of OPPO stressed at the recent 2018 OPPO Technology Exhibition. "OPPO will fully integrate 5G with applications and user insights, and continuously innovate to provide users with revolutionary, necessary, convenient and seamless experiences."
Brian Shen, OPPO Global Vice President and President of China Business, said: "We are confident OPPO will be one of the first companies to launch commercial 5G smartphones in 2019."
Looking forward to the longer term, OPPO has introduced the concept of "5G+", with a belief that the 5G+ era will be an era where everything is connected and ‘experience is king'. "The smartphone will be at the core of a wide range of smart devices, which will all be connected through the 5G network. To address the areas of ‘smart health' and ‘smart home', OPPO has already begun work on several smart devices, exploring the intersection of 5G and cutting-edge technologies, and is collaboratively building a 5G+ innovation ecosystem with the entire industry," said Shen.