4G is in bloom, and many manufacturers have been rumored to be developing the smartphone for the 5G spectrum. Though none of the manufacturers have confirmed it, all will be eyeing to launch the first 5G smartphone.
Chipset manufacturer Qualcomm, the maker of the Snapdragon SoC series, held a technology summit in Beijing, China, to make plans and strengthen ties with its business partners. Chinese companies like Xiaomi, Vivo, Lenovo, OPPO, and more were present there. OPPO’s CEO, Tony Chen, was present and shared some of the company plans for the next generation of 5G networks.
CEO Tony claims they had already started their research and development for the 5G spectrum three years ago with assistance from Qualcomm itself. He adds the company will be one of the first OEMs to launch 5G smartphones. He clarified that OPPO will not likely be the first to launch a 5G smartphone in the market but will be one of the first makers to manufacture 5G devices. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer also announced that it would join Qualcomm for the “5G Pilot” program to jointly explore innovations in mobile technology in the 5G segment.
5G is likely to be the next best thing in the telecom industry, and every smartphone and telecom manufacturer is laying out plans and preparing them for this big wave. This may also lead to mass adoption of technologies like cloud storage. A few months back, Qualcomm released its royalty terms for 5G technology and OEMs, and even recently, they successfully tested the first 5G radio system, bringing us a step closer to the world of 5G technology.