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

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 A5s Budget Smartphone in India

It is the first smartphone in India which is powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 processor

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

Chinese handset maker OPPO on Monday launched a budget-friendly A5s smartphone in India for Rs 9,990.

The OPPO A5s features waterdrop screen and runs on MediaTek Helio P35 chipset.

The device is powered by a robust 4230mAh battery and has Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithm optimisation to reduce power consumption, the company said in a statement.

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The A5s comes in 2GB RAM+32GB ROM variant and 4GB RAM+64GB ROM version and the latter would be available in green and gold colour starting next month on both online and offline channels.

“With the launch of OPPO A5s, we aim to push the envelope further by giving our users more power with advanced technology at a budget friendly price point,” said Charles Wong, CEO, OPPO India and President OPPO South Asia.

There’s a 6.2-inch LCD waterdrop screen with an aspect ratio of 19:9. The A5s is packed with an 8MP front camera with F/2.0 aperture. At the rear is a 13MP+2MP dual camera system.

It is the first smartphone in India which is powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 processor. A MediaTek Helio P35 is an octa-core chipset built on TSMC’s advanced “12nm FinFET” node. (IANS)

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