5G Testing Completed on Oppo R15 with Snapdragon X50
The conversation for deployment of 5G has been in the market for a while now, with Oppo being the latest to complete 5G testing on its R15. 5G is an abbreviation for 5th generation of Mobile network , which started from 1G network for feature phones in the early 1990s. Like every “next generation” wireless network technology, 5G will give your phone a speedier connection. It should be about 10 times faster than 4G. But, smartphones are yet to become a part of this revolution. Amidst a flurry of competition, smartphone brands like Huawei and Lenovo were already gearing up to launch the first 5G enabled smartphone. However, it seems that Oppo Electronics Corporation, which goes by the common parlance Oppo, is all set to beat them in this race.
The Chinese consumer electronics and mobile communication company, Oppos completed the first 5G tests on a modified retail unit of the R15 which was announced earlier this year. The smartphone was fitted with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon X50 5G modem, and testing was compliant with the 3GPP Release 15 NSA standard. This standard will allow the Oppo R15 (with Snapdragon X50) to access 10MHz bandwidth of LTE (Band 5) and 20Hz bandwidth 5G NR (n78 Band). The test lays the foundations for a commercial release of a 5G-ready device that should arrive in 2019.
5G Will Make Your Life Better And Easier
Major companies are striving hard to produce 5G to cater to the public need of speedy internet and better networks. Just like 4G and 3G, it is a wireless connection. However, it is tailored specifically to keep up with the growing need of the mobile internet connection. Also, to keep up with the proliferation of the devices that need internet connection. It’s a given that its connectivity will offer much better options than 4G connectivity. From speed to stability and reliability to low latency. Hence, 5G devices are expected to offer new experience such as 3D communication, 4K+ video playback, cloud games and so on.
Is Oppo The Only Player In The Field?
Oppo is not alone, while other companies are yet to announce the success of any such test, however, LG says that it is partnering with Sprint to deliver one of the first 5G smartphones in the world during the first half of 2019.
Motorola, who recently announced Moto Z3. It will be available with an optional 5G Moto Mod that will operate exclusively on Verizon’s 5G wireless network. The market is rife with speculations that this Mod will be available in early 2019 for an undisclosed price.
Can we really foresee that Oppo will launch the first 5G smartphone next year? Is it too soon to assume anything of the sort? Would other companies still stand a chance to stay ahead in the 5G smartphone competition? We probably have to wait another year to get clear answers to such questions that might be infiltrating your mind.