OPPO successfully taps 5G signal using retail smartphones

OPPO successfully taps 5G signal using retail smartphones

OPPO recently announced that they are successful in accessing 5G network signals using retail smartphones in Shenzhen, China.

“Access to the signaling and data links is the basis to ensure reliability in the communications function of 5G mobile phones, and is also an important step to bring 5G smartphones to maturity. OPPO has used a commercially available mobile phone to access 5G signaling and data links, and this will speed up the development of our 5G smartphones, and lay a solid foundation for the launch of commercially available 5G products in 2019. ” – Liu Chang, OPPO Research Institute Director


The test uses an OPPO R15 smartphone which carries a Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem. The signaling and data connectivity are based on a 3GPP Release 15 Non-standalone Network (NSA) standard using the 10MHz bandwidth in 4G LTE Band 5 and the 20MHz bandwidth in 5G NR n78. See the data below.

Back in May 2018, OPPO successfully implemented the world’s first 5G video call demonstration using 3D structured light. During the call, the transmission rates reached its peak with a downlink of 1.4Gbps and an uplink of 160Mbps which earned them the “Blooming Cup” 5G Application Contest sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China Information and Communication Research Institute, and the IMT-2020(5G) Promotion Group.

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