Oppo on Saturday at the Event in Barcelona claimed its first 5G device will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset and X50 modem to latch onto 5G networks. At the event, the Oppo launches 10x “Lossless zoom”, basically the technology essentially uses a combination of a 48MP primary camera sensor, 120 degree ultra-wide lens and telephoto lensaction with periscope style setup.
The audience is looking up 5G as the turning point in the Industry of Telecom sector and the Qualcomm Technologies initiates to work closely with Oppo to realise the true potential of 5G.Mark Chong, Group Chief Technology Officer, Singtel in the event, said, “5G is a key enabler that will bring the future of AR, autonomous vehicles and smart cities closer to reality.”
Not only just the camera, Oppo has also showcased a new revolution in the in-display fingerprint sensor technology which the user can experience by this year end. Wang also shared the roadblocks they faced while building the extraordinary feature. The first one being the thickness of the camera module, which would have been around 15mm. They says it used a periscopic module to flatten the thickness of the camera module and placed it horizontally. Then, the team used an optical prism to refract light onto the lens system for image formation that enabled the company to reduce the module thickness to 6.76mm.
The other crucial information that has been shared by Wang is that the team is working on a new UI/UX of screen embedded front-facing camera. The amazing display is expected to be ready by 2020 for sure. The competitors have revealed that other Chinese smartphones like Xiaomi and Lenovo are also working on smartphones with foldable displays. Hence, it can be assumed the 2019 will be the year of foldable displays.
AR Call In Device
Allen Lew , CEO of Optus said “Just last month we achieved another first, with the launch of our plans for our 5G Home Broadband product for Australian consumers and today’s announcement is another step in our commitment to lead 5G delivery in Australia”
“Singtel and Optus engineers demonstrated the use of AR on a real-time 5G video call using Ericsson’s networks, making instant on-screen annotations to exchange views on their respective live 5G sites. Augmented Reality provides users with a more inclusive form of communication, opening up new possibilities for enterprises as well.” he added. Much of the conversation around 5G networks has been focused on the super fast data speed of 5G, but it’s also a technology that can make plain old telephone calls. Maybe in the case of Optus, rather more complex ones, with the company announcing it has placed a 5G AR call between its Australian and Singaporean test sites.