Smartphones with the 5G connection are close, although everything will happen in a slower way than what has been announced. A few months ago the standard was completed, so the different component manufacturers announced their respective modems. Hence, now according to the latest reports, the well-known Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Oppo achieves 5G speed on a modified smartphone.
Oppo Achieves 5G Speed On This Modified Smartphone
Smartphones with the 5G connection are close, although everything will happen in a slower way than what has been announced. A few months ago the standard was completed, so the different component manufacturers announced their respective modems. As the giant chip manufacturer, Intel, Qualcomm, and even the South Korean giant Samsung put their bets on the table to include in future smartphones.
The well-known Chinese smartphone manufacturer, of course, OPPO does not want to be less and has already made its own tests. As the well-known Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Oppo already expressed its desire to be one of the first manufacturers to put into circulation a compatible phone with 5G mobile networks, however, the different thing is whether these networks will be available or not in our area. As the deployment, as happened with the 4G and past generations, will be slow.
Modified Helio P60
The intention of the well-known Chinese smartphone manufacturer, of course, OPPO is, as we said, to have its 5G mobile phone as soon as possible, and for that, it has used a current phone and made some modifications. Specifically, the well-known Chinese smartphone manufacturer has used the OPPO R15, a phone that arrived on the market last April 2018 and did so with the Helio P60 on board, a processor with the 4G chip on board, and without hints of being converted into a 5G processor in the future.
OPPO adapted this phone to the needs of the 5G, attaching a compatible 5G modem to the phone’s motherboard, thus canceling the one included in MediaTek’s own SoC. Thanks to these modifications, the manufacturer have been able to perform various compatibility tests in order to include modifications in their future phones, in addition to these may have a processor with the built-in 5G modem, such as what the future Snapdragon 855 is expected to offer.
In fact, OPPO collaborates closely with Qualcomm since the last Beijing Olympics in 2018, when both inaugurated a 5G pilot program to explore the possibilities of this new wireless communication standard. Subsequently, OPPO has continued to make various advances in the field and has finally successfully completed its first data connection under 5G networks in Shenzhen, China.
We still do not know which OPPO model will be the first to carry the aforementioned 5G modem included in the Snapdragon 855, which apparently can be the Snapdragon X50 that the American giant Qualcomm teased some months ago. So, what do you think about this? Simply share all your views and thoughts in the comment section below.