(Yicai Global) April 11 -- Chinese smartphone maker Oppo Mobile Telecommunications will join hands with Swiss telecom provider Swisscom to issue a fifth-generation mobile network version of Oppo Reno phones, the first smartphone for commercial 5G service in Switzerland, Oppo announced at Swisscom's 5G release conference in Zurich yesterday.
Device manufacturers Qualcomm, LG Electronics, Askey Computer Corp. and Wistron NeWeb Corp. announced at the conference the arrival of commercial 5G services in Europe with the launch of state-backed Swisscom's 5G network, marking the beginning of a fast-paced and broad roll-out of 5G networks and Android smartphones in the region expected throughout this year, San Diego, California-based Qualcomm said in an announcement yesterday.
All device manufacturers supporting Worblaufen, Switzerland-based Swisscom in the announcement use Qualcomm's 5G solutions, and 5G phones from Oppo and South Korea's LG Electronics and devices from Jiangsu province-based Askey Technology and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile processor, Qualcomm noted.
Swisscom has obtained licenses from the Swiss government for several 5G frequency bands and plans to roll out 5G network services in the entire country within the year. The Oppo Reno 5G version supports the n78 frequency band which is lower than Switzerland's 6 gigahertz and is accessible to 5G services anywhere the 5G network is available in the country. One gHz is a unit of measurement for alternating current or electromagnetic wave frequencies equal to 1 billion Hertz.
With a screen-to-body ratio of 93.1 percent, the Oppo Reno 5G version comes equipped with the latest ColorOS 6 operating system, the commercial 5G mobile platform the Snapdragon 855, a 4,065 milliampere-hour battery and fast-charging VOOC 3.0 technology.
Participants at Swisscom's release conference experienced real-time 5G speed detection, augmented reality glasses and the cloud-based game Soulcalibur VI jointly developed with the cloud gaming firm Shadow on the Oppo Reno 5G version connected to the Swisscom 5G network.
The Oppo Reno 5G version will appear in Swisscom stores in Switzerland in May and land in other countries in ensuing months.
Editor: Ben Armour