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Oppo, Qualcomm to unveil 5G devices by 2019

By HILARY KIMUYU January 27th, 2018 1 min read

The reality of a 5G phone is closer than you think. This after Mobile chip giant Qualcomm announced a partnership with several of the largest Chinese phone manufacturers, among them Oppo to build 5G phones as early as 2019.

Under the “5G Pioneer” initiative, Qualcomm will help create a platform for the companies to build phones running on 5G, the next generation of wireless technology that promises more speed and better coverage.

5G, one of the hottest trends in tech, is considered the foundation for a number of growing segments such as self-driving cars and artificial intelligence.

Qualcomm also said Lenovo, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi signed a deal to use Qualcomm radio technology worth a total of Sh20 billion ($2 billion) over three years.

The signing took place at the 2018 Qualcomm Technology Day in China.


Oppo has been adhering to the core needs of users to innovate, and continuously prepare for 5G products and other advanced technologies.

According to Tony Chen, CEO of Oppo Global, his company has been focusing on technology innovation in the past which has laid great foundations for 5G.

“Oppo plans to launch 5G mobile phones in 2019 to bring the greatest 5G experience to users around the world. Qualcomm Technologies has always been a key strategic partner and, OPPO will continue to deepen cooperation with Qualcomm to facilitate healthy development of the industry,” Chen said.

China manufacturers are the world leading technology innovators and are the leading force to embrace the commercialized 5G networks.

And now, they are hopefully to bring the 5G experience to consumers around the world earlier.