Oppo 5G Smartphone Powered by Snapdragon 855 SoC Announced at MWC 2019
Date: 24 February 19
Oppo on Saturday claimed to be the first to unveil a 5G smartphone at MWC 2019.
Oppo Vice President Anyi Jiang held up what he called Oppo's first 5G smartphone, and claimed that many obstacles had been overcome to achieve the feat – including the design of the antenna and RF modules. Cristiano Amon, President of Qualcomm revealed that the first Oppo 5G smartphone would be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC and the Snapdragon X50 modem.
Qualcomm's Amon in a statement said, "Given their leadership in the 4G era, Oppo is well positioned to be a leader in the transition to 5G. We see tremendous opportunities to drive further innovation in the 5G era, and Qualcomm Technologies looks forward to working closely with Oppo to realise the true potential of 5G and support the launch of their first 5G smartphone powered by our flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform with the X50 5G modem, integrated RF transceiver and RF Front-End solutions."