Oppo to be one of the first manufacturers to launch 5G smartphones: Report

After ZTE, Oppo seems to be joining the race to launch the next-generation of smartphones with 5G support. Well, earlier this month ZTE’s Chief Executive Officer, Lixin Cheng had confirmed that his company was aiming to launch new smartphones with 5G capabilities in the United States at the end of 2018 or in early 2019. He had disclosed this information during an interview with Bloomberg.

However, now Oppo has also announced similar plans for the company. CEO, Tony Chen who spoke during Qualcomm’s technology summit in Beijing, China has revealed some of the company’s plans for the next-generation 5G network standard.

Well, Chen, while talking about the 5G development has stated that Oppo had already started its 5G research and development almost three years ago. The development work was done in close cooperation with Qualcomm.

And now it has been said that the company will be among the first batch of OEMs to launch 5G mobile phones. Further, the company’s CEO stressed on the fact that OPPO wasn’t likely to be the first to adopt the 5G network standard but the company believes that it will be among the first phone makers to develop and launch commercial 5G products.

Further Oppo during the event also mentioned that the company is taking part in Qualcomm’s “5G Pilot” program to jointly explore and develop innovations in mobile technology where 5G is slowly gaining a lot of prominence in recent times.

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While many top smartphone brands, as well as network operators, are working on the technology it will interesting to see which brand will be the first company to launch a 5G-ready smartphone. However 5G technology is still being tested and looking at how things are progressing, the new network setup could take some more time before it is offered to the public. While we are still skeptical, manufacturers could most probably change their plans depending on how the 5G network technology and equipment evolve in the coming days or months.

In any case, 5G technology is poised to be the next big thing in the mobile and communication space. Many companies, industries, and even businesses are preparing themselves for the next disruptive innovation. Notably, most of the Chinese manufacturers seem to be serious and they are already laying out plans and even executing them all ready for the new network standard.


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