Announcement follows the official launch of 5G commercial services by Chinese carriers
Following the official launch of 5G commercial services by leading Chinese carriers, OPPO announced that it will launch a Qualcomm-powered dual-mode 5G smartphone in December in the Chinese mainland. on October 31st, China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom debuted 5G service packages, marking the official commercialization of 5G in the country.
With the new smartphone, OPPO is aiming to deliver an enhanced 5G experience to users and accelerate 5G adoption among a wider base of consumers. The OPPO 5G dual-mode smartphone will also be launched in multiple markets across the world.
On May 1st, OPPO and Swisscom jointly launched OPPO Reno 5G, the first commercial 5G smartphone available in European markets. Within the GCC, the smartphone was unveiled in September. The OPPO Reno 5G continues the Reno series’ use of innovative technology to elevate photography and mobile entertainment to all-new heights, with the added power of 5G’s super-fast connectivity. OPPO is a pioneer in 5G smartphones and connectivity; and is a key contributor to the standardization of 5G. The company had announced its “5G Landing Project” with leading operator partners in the GCC earlier in 2019 to accelerate the commercialization of 5G products and services worldwide.
Recently, OPPO Vice President Alen Wu indicated in an interview that all OPPO smartphones priced upward of AED 1,500 in the Chinese mainland will have a 5G version next year.
Back in early 2015, OPPO established its first dedicated 5G team and invested heavily in 5G across the areas of standardization, devices, and applications. As of the end of September 2019, OPPO had filed applications for over 2,500 global patent families and declared more than 1,000 families of 5G Standard Essential Patents to the ETSI. In addition, the company has submitted more than 3,000 5G standards-related documents to 3GPP, ranking among the top contributors to the international standards organization.