Oppo reveals Find X 5G prototype powered by Snapdragon 855

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Oppo has unveiled its Find X 5G prototype for the first time as a step towards working with global partners to develop a new 5G ecosystem. The news comes shortly after the company completed a multiparty video call on a smartphone via 5G network. Engineers from six Oppo R&D institutes worldwide participated in the video call using WeChat, with an inaugural message of “Hello Oppo, Hello 5G”.

Tony Chen, Founder, President and CEO of Oppo, said: “5G is a trend Oppo must embrace. In addition to striving to become the first manufacturer to launch 5G smartphones, exploration of application opportunities in the 5G+ era will ultimately determine the value of 5G. Oppo will fully integrate 5G with applications and user insights, and continuously innovate to provide users revolutionary, necessary, convenient and seamless experiences.”

The Find X flagship smartphone was launched in select Middle East markets last year. Its 5G prototype with engineering sample Snapdragon 855 and X50 5G modem, is designed to offer outstanding 5G performance. Oppo, Qualcomm and Keysight Technologies have also demonstrated 5G data connectivity and applications including browsing, online video replay and video call using the Find X 5G prototype.

Brian Shen, Oppo Global Vice President and President of China Business, said: “We are confident Oppo will be one of the first companies to launch commercial 5G smartphones in 2019.”

Looking forward to the longer term, the company has introduced the concept of “5G+”, with a belief that the 5G+ era will be an era where everything is connected and ‘experience is king’. “The smartphone will be at the core of a wide range of smart devices, which will all be connected through the 5G network. To address the areas of ‘smart health’ and ‘smart home’, Oppo has already begun work on several smart devices, exploring the intersection of 5G and cutting-edge technologies, and is collaboratively building a 5G+ innovation ecosystem with the entire industry,” said Shen.

Levin Liu, Head of OPPO Research Institute, added that “OPPO will drive the advancement of 5G together with AI, Big data and Cloud Computing (5G + ABC), making smartphones and smart devices true  intelligent personal assistants’. We believe that rich 5G application scenarios and killer 5G applications will emerge in the future, bringing disruptive experiences to users.”

In building a 5G ecosystem, OPPO will continue deepening its collaboration with Qualcomm, network infrastructure manufacturers telecom service providers and other supply chain partners. OPPO is in talks with telecom service providers in China, Europe, Australia and other overseas markets, with plans to launch commercial 5G products this year.

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