5G is one of the buzzing topics in the tech world right now, network providers all over the globe are testing the network and smartphone manufacturers are getting ready for the 5G enabled smartphones. Manufacturers like Oppo and OnePlus have already confirmed that they will be unveiling 5G smartphones in 2019. Oppo has been testing the 5G network on their smartphone from past few months and a few weeks ago they successfully completed 5G internet test. Today, the company has announced that it has successfully completed the world’s first multiparty video call on a smartphone via a 5G network. At 12:57am local time(China_, Engineers from six OPPO R&D institutes worldwide participated in the video call using WeChat, a popular Chinese social media app, with an inaugural message of “Hello OPPO, Hello 5G”. In the footage released by OPPO, the video call was made on a R15 Pro-based 5G smartphone and lasted for more than 17 minutes on a 5G network with a bandwidth of 100 MHz. Engineers operating out of OPPO’s six R&D institutes worldwide reported smooth connectivity and low latency during the video call. For the 5G test, OPPO used Keysight’s UXM test set and 5G New Radio (NR) network emulation solutions for protocol and RF performance validation in sub-6GHz frequency bands (FR1).
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