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