Oppo test 5G network to its modified smartphone, which specifically designed for this test.
It is Oppo R15 smartphone that Oppo modified for this purpose, so it can run on 5G network. They use Qualcomm X50 modem which introduced to the public on February.
Oppo claim that the first test is successful on their smartphone.
The conducted test based on 3GPP Release 15 NSA standard with the 10 MHz bandwidth of 4G LTE Band 3 and 20MHz bandwidth of 5G n78 band.
Using this setup, Oppo was able to achieve the experimental speed of 5G networks and successfully completed the test. Oppo says that the test is the foundation stone for the commercial release for more 5G ready devices that are expected to arrive in 2019.
Liu Chang, President of Oppo Research Institute state that the test will become the foundation to release their 5g equipped device, which expected to release in 2019.
Oppo achievement in this test will help Oppo to get a headstart in 5G game against other competitors.