OPPO has announced that it will launch a dual-mode 5G smartphone by the end of this year. Announced by Henry Tang, OPPO’s Chief 5G Scientist, at the Qualcomm 5G Summit 2019 in Barcelona, the new device will be powered by Qualcomm’s dual-mode 5G mobile platform.
Dual-mode phones will be compatible with both SA and NSA networks. SA stands for standalone mode, where only 5G is used for data and signaling. NSA stands for non-standalone and uses LTE for some of the process, such as cell tower communication.
Representing OPPO at the 5G Summit alongside executives and R&D principals from a host of world-leading technology companies, Tang shared his insights on the current state of 5G and the future products, applications and cutting-edge experiences set to be enabled by the next-generation of connectivity. Tang expressed his conviction that 5G smartphones are on the verge of mass adoption, with OPPO rapidly realizing new market opportunities thanks to the strong competitive advantages of its 5G technologies and products globally.
In making the announcement, Henry Tang said: “The unrelenting efforts from OPPO and other industry peers have paved the way for the rapid adoption of 5G, with users in select countries and regions already becoming early adopters of OPPO’s 5G smartphones,” said Tang. “We hope our next-generation dual-mode 5G offerings will deliver a superior experience to more consumers in more markets globally, making 5G readily available to a wider consumer base worldwide.”
In May 2019, OPPO partnered with Swisscom, Switzerland’s leading telecom company, to officially launch OPPO Reno 5G in the Swiss market, making it the first 5G handset to be commercially available in Europe. Tang said that OPPO is now actively working with more than a dozen global operators to accelerate the commercialization of 5G worldwide. Moving forward, OPPO will consistently introduce more 5G products to its global markets.