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OPPO Tests WeChat Video Call on 5G Network

The Chinese smartphone maker said it was working towards becoming the first brand to release real commercial 5G smartphones next year

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Chinese smartphone maker OPPO has said it successfully completed a multi-party video call on a smartphone via 5G network using WeChat, a popular social media app.
Engineers from six OPPO research and development institutes worldwide participated in the video call, the company said on Monday.

The video call was made on an OPPO R15 Pro-based 5G smartphone and lasted for more than 17 minutes on a 5G network with a bandwidth of 100 (megahertz) MHz.

Engineers operating out of OPPO’s six R&D institutes worldwide reported smooth connectivity and low latency during the video call.

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Engineers from six OPPO research and development institutes worldwide participated in the video call, the company said on Monday.

For the 5G test, OPPO said it used Keysight’s UXM signalling test set and 5G New Radio (NR) network emulation solutions for protocol and radio frequency (RF) performance validation in sub-6 gigahertz frequency bands.

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OPPO completed its first 5G signalling and data connections on a smartphone in August and became the first company to complete a 5G Internet access test on a smartphone in October.

The Chinese smartphone maker said it was working towards becoming the first brand to release real commercial 5G smartphones next year. (IANS)

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OPPO Launches its First R&D Centre in India

OPPO recently announced a global investment of 10 billion yuan towards the R&D space for 2019

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OPPO launches first India R&D centre in Hyderabad. (Wikimedia Commons)

Chinese smartphone brand OPPO on Saturday opened its first India Research and Development (R&D) centre here.

The R&D centre, which is the Chinese company’s fourth centre globally and the largest outside China, will contribute towards bringing exciting innovation and advanced technologies to India.

OPPO always attached great importance to R&D in cutting-edge technology and will build upon its global focus on the space through the centre in India, it said.

The company will be looking at driving innovations at the Hyderabad R&D centre and will focus its efforts on the development and implementation of software localization for Indian consumers as well as device quality.

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“This centre will help us implement innovative and exciting technologies in future products that we introduce in India as well as help us build a local ecosystem for smartphone devices,” said Tasleem Arif, Vice President and R&D Head, OPPO India.

OPPO R&D centre will have experts from institutes such as the IITs to contribute to the better understanding of the Indian consumers and creation of products that will represent the best technology and design.

OPPO recently announced a global investment of 10 billion yuan towards the R&D space for 2019.

With this, OPPO will integrate its supply chain and build on its technical expertise to enhance the company’s technological capabilities, as well as develop a range of smart devices, including smart watches and smart home technologies. (IANS)