Family Feud Over First 5G Smartphone

It is clear that the competition to dish out the first 5G phone is heating up, and the family feud between the sister brands OPPO, Vivo and Oneplus, all owned by BBK Electronics, won’t be stopping any time soon.

OPPO has now stepped up its game in the 5G race by officially exhibiting the Find X 5G prototype for the first time at the China Mobile Partners Conference on Dec. 6.

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OPPO and Qualcomm will jointly accelerate into the 5G era (photo source: weibo)

“OPPO and Qualcomm will jointly accelerate into the 5G era. OPPO is confident to be the first manufacturer to release 5G mobile phones,” Oppo posted on their official Weibo account.

The new OPPO Find X 5G will be powered by the Snapdragon 855 and come equipped with a X50 5G modem.

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At the exhibition site, OPPO joined forces with Qualcomm and Keysight Technologies to display 5G data connection using the Find X 5G prototype, and demonstrated applications like live web browsing, online video playback, WeChat video calling.

OPPO Find X 5G smartphone
OPPO Find X 5G smartphone WeChat video calling (photo source: OPPO)

Oppo’s sister company Vivo also showcased its new device — Vivo Nex 5G — during the conference. The flagship is very similar to the Vivo NEX S only with a Snapdragon X50 modem this time. The Nex 5G streamed live footage from the camera continuously, demonstrating a powerful connection without any packet loss through the China Mobile 5G antennas.

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Vivo also showcased its new device — Vivo Nex 5G (photo source: weibo)

Last week, Oppo announced that the company successfully conducted the world’s first WeChat video call using a 5G smartphone. This is yet another ‘first’ among many to revolve around 5G technology as sibling brand OnePlus posted the first ever 5G tweet back in October.

“As OnePlus is at the forefront of technology and innovation, we hope to continue breaking barriers and be the first to release a phone that supports a working 5G connection,” OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei said at the Qualcomm 4G/5G Summit held earlier this year.

Featured photo credit to OPPO