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OPPO claims to be world first to conduct 5G video call

OPPO also has an R15 capable of 5G transmissions. (Source: NDTV Gadgets)
OPPO also has an R15 capable of 5G transmissions. (Source: NDTV Gadgets)
OPPO has announced that it has been successful in a test involving using WeChat for a video call over 5G. It was made using a phone customized with 5G-compatible hardware. This breakthrough puts the Chinese OEM one step closer to commercializing hardware based on the new radio standard.

OPPO has reported the successful completion of a video call over 5G. It was completed using the popular Chinese app WeChat, and allegedly connected 6 different engineering groups in different centers. This achievement was announced publicly on Weibo by OPPO's vice-president, Shen Yiren, on Weibo.

This video call was successfully initiated at 0:57 am on November 30, according to Chinese media reports. OPPO has also released images of the 6-way connection taking place on a phone (possibly an R15 like the one associated with a report of the company's first successful connection of a device to a 5G network). 

This achievement may put the OEM much closer to the roll-out of fully-functional hardware that supports the new mobile network standard. It also apparently builds on a similar video call conducted over a form of 5G using 3D structured optical technology. This test involved downlink speeds of 1.4Gb/s and uplink speeds of 160Mb/s.

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The Weibo post announcing the alleged 5G video call. (Source: Weibo)
The Weibo post announcing the alleged 5G video call. (Source: Weibo)

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2018-12- 3 (Update: 2018-12- 3)