Oppo Tests World's First Successful Multiparty Video Call On A 5G Network Using WeChat

Chinese smartphone maker OPPO has announced that it has successfully made the world's first multi-party video call on a smartphone by means of 5G network using WeChat, a well known social media app.

The company says that engineers from six Oppo R&D centres located in various parts of the world participated in the video call at 12:57 am local  time. Oppo has release a footage of the video call which was made through an Oppo R15 Pro smartphone with 5G capabilities. With the debut message “Hello OPPO, Hello 5G”, the call went on for over 17 minutes on the network having a bandwidth of 100 MHz. 

Engineers working out of OPPO's six R&D institutes worldwide reported smooth connectivity and low latency during the video call.The news comes over a month after, when Brian Shen, Oppo Global Vice President and President of China Business Department, declared that an Oppo cell phone has successfully completed 5G Internet access for the first time. 

The announcement additionally incorporated the details of interest of how OPPO made the connection successfully between a R15 smartphone terminal and the 5G network, in their 5G communication protocol research center environment. The R15 smartphone used in the test was customized with completely incorporated 5G components, such as  System board, RF, RFFE and antenna. In addition to, the “5G” logo also appeared in the top right corner of the screen, the company claimed.

Recently at the Beijing 2018 Qualcomm China Technology and Cooperation Summit, OPPO reported its collaboration with the Qualcomm Technologies for a "5G Pilot" program to explore innovations in the 5G system and improve the market capabilities of both the companies. 

The Chinese tech firm had likewise opened Oppo Research Institute to facilitate the pre-research of core technology and also to make technical qualification for the company’s future product competitiveness.

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.

The Chinese smartphone maker said it was moving in the direction to become the first brand to release real commercial 5G smartphones next year.

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