Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have recently found a fossilised body piece of an extinct class of marine animal known as Cystoidea or cystoids in southwest China’s GuizhouProvince.
The fossil, that dates back some 400 million years, was discovered in Tongzi County while the scientists were studying a geological section in the area, according to the county government, Xinhua news agencyreported.
With an egg-shaped body, cystoids are echinoderms, marine invertebrates that existed during the Pleozoic Era, the Ordovician and Silurian Periods, and became extinct during the Devonian Period.
Guizhou boasts a rich store of prehistoric treasures. Fossils of various extinct invertebrate marine species have been discovered in the area. Tens of thousand of vertebrate fossils have also been found there.
Chinese smartphone maker OPPO said it showcased in China a 5G prototype of its flagship Find X smartphone.
The OPPO Find X 5G prototype, powered by Snapdragon 855 and X50 5G modem, was unveiled at the 2018 China Mobile Global Partners Conference, which was held here from December 6-8.
“We are confident OPPO will be one of the first companies to launch commercial 5G smartphones in 2019,” said Brian Shen, OPPO Global Vice President and President of China Business.
OPPO said it would work together with industry partners worldwide to develop a new 5G ecosystem.
At the event, OPPO, chip-making giant Qualcomm and Keysight Technologies Inc., a leading electronic measurement company, demonstrated 5G data connectivity and applications including browsing, online video replay and video call using the Find X 5G prototype, the handset maker said.
The OPPO Find X flagship smartphone was launched earlier this year.
In building a 5G ecosystem, OPPO said it would continue deepening its collaboration with Qualcomm, network infrastructure manufacturers, telecom service providers and other supply chain partners.
In China, OPPO is in a strategic partnership with China Mobile to accelerate the commercialisation of 5G devices and build a new ecosystem for the 5G industry through China Mobile’s “5G Device Forerunner Initiative”.
OPPO said it was also in talks with telecom service providers in Europe, Australia and other overseas markets, with plans to launch commercial 5G products next year. (IANS)