The next generation of network, 5G is making a lot of buzz from the last couple of months. A log of companies is running 5G tests including Airtel, Jio, and more. Today, Chinese smartphone maker, Oppo announced that they have successfully completed 5G Internet access for the first time. Brain Shen, Oppo Global Vice President and President of China Business Department, claimed on Sina Weibo that an Oppo mobile phone successfully completed the test. Also, Oppo is all set to bring a 5G compatible smartphone next year.
Oppo VP Brain’s Weibo post detailed how Oppo made the connection successfully between an R15 smartphone terminal and the 5G network, in their 5G communication protocol laboratory environment. It is said the connection was carried out on a pre-commercially available 5G smartphone developed on the basis of Oppo R15. It was customized with fully integrated 5G components including System board, RF, RFFE, and antenna. The “5G” logo also appeared in the top right corner of the screen. Brain stated they would strive to become the first brand to release real commercial 5G smartphones as well. Recently at the Beijing 2018 Qualcomm China Technology and Cooperation Summit, Oppo announced the partnership with the Qualcomm Technologies’, also known as “5G Pilot” program to jointly explore mobile technology innovations in the 5G network. After then, the Oppo Research Institute was unveiled to comprehensively enhance the company’s technological innovation and research capabilities. This will facilitate the pre-research of core technology based on the user’s needs or even more, to create technical qualification for the company’s future product competitiveness. The Oppo Research Institute is headquartered in Shenzhen with other R&D centers in Beijing, Shanghai, Yokohama, and Silicon Valley.
Oppo had also announced the world’s first 5G video call demo using 3D structured light technology back in May 2018. The demonstration reproduced a 3D portrait image on a remote receiver using portrait information collected structured-light 3D camera of an Oppo smartphone and 5G NR terminal prototypes from Qualcomm Technologies. The Oppo’s demonstration, 5G Video Call with 3D Structured Light Technology, utilized a customized Oppo R11s with an integrated structured light camera. The demo collected the color and 3D depth information of the target object by using RGB and the structured light camera of the phone. This information, transmitted under a 5G environment, finally displayed the target object in a remote display screen.
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