12 November 2019
Oppo has confirmed via a Weibo post that it will launch its first smartphone with dual-band 5G support in December. Oppo says that the 5G smartphone will accelerate the adoption of 5G technology even further. The announcement from Oppo comes just after the three major network operators in China launched their 5G services in the country.
The specifications of the Oppo dual-band 5G smartphone are unknown but expect it to be powered by the yet-to-come Snapdragon 7250 processor which is slated to be the first mid-range dual-band 5G processor in its portfolio.
The dual-band 5G network will enhance the overall 5G bandwidth thus allowing massive usage. Different frequency bands help in maximizing signal strength and speed for the device.
The dual-mode 5G includes Standalone (SA) and Non-standalone (NSA) modes. The SA configuration utilizes the 5G spectrum for data transfer and signaling without a pre-existing LTE network. On the other hand, the NSA configuration relies on the LTE band for all communications between servers and consecutive cellphone.
Also, Oppo has already announced that it will launch its first smartphone with Qualcomm’s new chipset with an integrated 5G modem. Thanks to Qualcomm’s plans of launching its new chipset series for mid-range phones as well, we will certainly see more OEMs participating and launching their contribution to the market.