5G would enable high-bandwidth, multiparty video calls.
Oppo has just unveiled a working prototype for its FindX 5G smartphone. The announcement was made after the completion of a multiparty video call on WeChat.
While 5G is still at its early stages, carriers here in the Middle East have already started testing the technology and has showcased how it will benefit users.
“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.”
As for the Oppo FindX 5G Prototype, it’s basically the same device launched by a company a year ago but with upgraded specifications to support the faster data network. An engineering sample of the Snapdragon 855 CPU and an X50 5G model runs on the FindX Prototype, which enables to achieve superfast speeds on the 5G network.
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.”
Oppo is said to be in talks with different manufacturers and carriers to make sure that the 5G rollout will be a smooth transition, with launches happening as early as the end of this year.