Most people think that Chinese smartphones are only a fake counterfeit of devices designed in Korea, Japan and the United States. Nothing more wrong. The Chinese are constantly tripping on the heels of their competitors and are constantly working on new solutions. Good 5G smartphones are good evidence. Oppo, OnePlus and Xiaomi are officially talking about the first devices supporting new generation networks, which will appear in stores next year.
Oppo smartphones are not yet officially sold in Poland. However, this Chinese brand has already arrived in France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. Therefore, we can expect that sooner or later, one of the Polish distributors will decide to introduce the Oppo brand to our market. The more so that the operators who are trying to implement 5G, may be willing to sell cheap smartphones compatible with the new technology. Oppo has quite high aspirations in this field. The Chinese want to be first. That’s why they publish photos of their tests online. On the last one, we can see the modified Oppo R15 mobile, which is connected to the Internet via a 5G laboratory network.
OnePlus and Xiaomi are also preparing 5G smartphones
I must admit that Oppo had a lot of work to integrate the 5G modem. We must remember that the Oppo R15 is equipped with the Mediatek Helio P60 chipset. In contrast, the 5G prototype uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 modem. That is why such intensive work with a new supplier deserves credit. However, the competition is not sleeping.
Pete Lau, the head of OnePlus, recently gave an interview, in which he spoke very confidently about cooperation with European operators. He is sure that his company will be the first to introduce a smartphone with a 5G modem to Europe. In addition, OnePlus is preparing “classic” 4G LTE smartphones for next year. This means that the next year’s OnePlus version 5G will be available only in selected countries. Such a strategy makes sense, because few operators will decide to launch 5G in 2019.
Xiaomi is also preparing 5G smartphone. In the first quarter of next year will appear Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, which will also be available in the variant with the new generation modem.