Hands-on with Vivo’s 5G technology and Super FlashCharge 120W
Vivo recently showcased at MWC19 in Shanghai, China their new 5G-based technologies as well as the new Super FlashCharge 120W. If you want to learn how these things work, check out our hands-on below.
5G is one of the biggest topics nowadays as it will drive the next-generation of mobile technology. Vivo demonstrated their own 5G-based technologies that we’re likely to see in their upcoming products.
Vivo AR Glass
Augmented Reality (AR) technology has been around for a while now but with 5G, it will have a bigger potential for consumer use. Connected to a 5G-enabled smartphone, the AR Glass can provide users with applications like facial recognition and object recognition. Just look at the person’s face or a product in a store and it will provide you with all the information you need.
For a person, it could be the name or social media details, which kind of creepy. And for a product, it could be its specifications, features, and price tag. It can also provide a new online shopping experience.
With the help of a 5G network’s high bandwidth, speed, and low latency, AR can be used for gaming, 4K or 8K content consumption, or online communication like virtual office conferences.
Vivo 5G Cloud Gaming
Speaking of gaming, they say that its future would be found in the Cloud. With the help of 5G, gamers can simply use their mobile devices to stream and play graphic-intensive titles that are normally played on PCs or consoles. This can also lower the player’s expenses as he/she don’t need to spend much on gaming devices. Just get a 5G-enabled smartphone and use your remaining budget to purchase subscriptions to game streaming services.
5G Screen Mirroring and 5G EasyShare
Another application that takes advantage of a 5G network’s speed is the Vivo 5G EasyShare. It’s basically an extremely fast file transfer application that connects a computer and a Vivo smartphone using the cloud and 5G network. It’s so fast and easy to use that you can just drag and drop the files and access it in mere seconds.
Next is 5G screen mirroring that allows Vivo smartphones to share their screen to other displays. Although screen mirroring is not relatively new, do note that this is done using mobile data on 5G networks so that’s impressive.
We’re already talking about 5G-enabled smartphones so might as well take a look at Vivo’s iQOO 5G. It’s the company’s first commercial 5G smartphone which is expected to be released in Q3 2019. It sports a Snapdragon 855 chipset with a Snapdragon X50 modem. The Vivo AR glasses we mentioned earlier is designed to work on the iQOO 5G. Vivo showed us the theoretical speeds of the 5G network on this device and it showed download speeds of almost 960 Mbps and upload speeds of almost 40 Mbps.
Super FlashCharge 120W
5G is not the only thing that Vivo showcased at MWC 2019 as they also demonstrated their new Super FlashCharge 120W technology. It uses a highly customized Type-C data cable and travel charger that can provide 20V/6A input voltage and current for a whopping 120W power charging. Using a smartphone with a 4,000mAh battery, we saw with our own eyes the battery replenishing at a rate of 1% around every 6 seconds. It was able to reach 50% charge in just 5 minutes while 100% takes 13 minutes, which is still impressive!
And that sums up the new technologies that Vivo demonstrated at MWC 2019 in Shanghai, China. We’re looking forward to seeing these technologies in future devices along with the 5G network.