At the 2018 Qualcomm Technology Day in China, Oppo, one of the most popular international smartphone brands, announced partnership with Qualcomm Technologies in the ‘5G Pioneer Initiative’ to explore ways toward mobile technology innovations in the 5G era.
Through the 5G Pioneer Initiative, Qualcomm Technologies will support Oppo to create brand new 5G mobile phone experiences for users around the world by providing comprehensive solutions such as the radio frequency front-end field.
Oppo CEO Tony Chen discussed the development and future of global mobile technology in a panel discussion: “The 5G mobile network is going to change the global mobile industry structure, and mobile phones will become the major terminal for the Internet of Things. Oppo has been focusing on technology innovation in the past which has laid great foundations for 5G related R&D. In the future, Oppo will continue to invest in groundbreaking technologies such as 5G and Artificial Intelligence, and apply these to product scenarios based on the core needs of users.”
“In 2018, Oppo will speed up entry into global markets, and specifically enter more developed countries like Japan, to provide smartphones featuring advanced technologies and artistic design to more users in the world,” added Chen.
“The upcoming 5G era is unprecedented for the mobile phone industry, and Oppo will work together with our partners in the industry to grasp opportunities in this field,” Oppo Vice President Alen Wu said in a speech at the summit. “Oppo plans to launch 5G mobile phones in 2019 to bring the greatest 5G experience to users around the world. Qualcomm Technologies has always been a key strategic partner and Oppo will continue to deepen cooperation with Qualcomm to facilitate healthy development of the industry.”
Oppo has been adhering to the core needs of users to innovate, and continuously prepare for 5G products and other advanced technologies. On January 16th 2018, IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group, the key promotion organisation established by three official ministries in China, released the 5G technology R&D trial phase three specifications in Beijing. Oppo has participated as the only smartphone manufacturer and made contributions to the 5G standard formulation.
Back to the beginning of 2015, Oppo set up a special R&D team for the next telecommunications standards and recruited experts with rich experience in international standard development field, that’s now leading the smartphone industry regarding research excellence.
China manufacturers with the world leading technology innovators are the leading force to embrace the commercialised 5G networks, and now, they are hopefully to bring the 5G experience to consumers around the world earlier thanks to their same faith in the future.