November 11: Chinese smartphone brand OPPO has unveiled its plan to launch a dual-mode 5G smartphone by the end of this year. Henry Tang, OPPO’s Chief 5G scientist, at the Qualcomm 5G Summit 2019 in Barcelona, said the new device will be powered by Qualcomm’s dual-mode 5G mobile platform and will support both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) networks.
Representing OPPO at the 5G Summit alongside executives and Research and Development principals from a host of world-leading technology companies, Tang shared his insights on the current state of 5G and the future products, applications and cutting-edge experiences set to be enabled by the next-generation of connectivity.
The company said in a statement that Tang expressed his conviction that 5G smartphones are on the verge of mass adoption, with OPPO rapidly realizing new market opportunities thanks to the strong competitive advantages of its 5G technologies and products globally.
“The unrelenting efforts from OPPO and other industry peers have paved the way for the rapid adoption of 5G, with users in select countries and regions already becoming early adopters of OPPO’s 5G smartphones,” said Tang. “We hope our next-generation dual-mode 5G offerings will deliver a superior experience to more consumers in more markets globally, making 5G readily available to a wider consumer base worldwide.”
In May 2019, OPPO partnered with Swisscom, Switzerland’s leading telecom company, to officially launch OPPO Reno 5G in the Swiss market, making it the first 5G handset to be commercially available in Europe. Tang said that OPPO is now actively working with more than a dozen global operators to accelerate the commercialization of 5G worldwide.
As a pioneer and advocate of 5G device development, OPPO said it has built extensive expertise in standardization, software and other technical aspects related to 5G technologies.