OPPO has successfully completed the first 5G Internet access on a mobile device, with the Shenzhen-based handset maker casting the move as another key step forward, laying the foundations for the commercial launch of 5G smartphones by next year.
OPPO said it had committed to be one of the key contributors to the 5G standard, as part of its push to become the first brand to release a commercial 5G smartphone.
“This latest test by the OPPO Research Institute is a significant milestone in helping the company achieve its goal,” said the firm. “The 5G internet connection was carried out on a pre-commercially available 5G smartphone, developed on the basis of an OPPO R15. It was customised with fully integrated 5G components, including a System board, RF, RFFE and antenna.”
OPPO Australia MD Michael Tran said the 5G technology has been discussed among consumers for years. “This the first step in making 5G a reality and we’re excited about the opportunities this will provide our customers.”
“5G will be the next generation of mobile internet connectivity, it will transform the way Australians interact with their mobile devices, with faster speeds and more reliable connections,” Tran added. “Not only will this enable a better mobile experience but it will also open up a raft of new services, particularly in regards to augmented and virtual reality, that will change the game in terms of mobile technology.”