VIVO to Launch First Pre-Commercial 5G Smartphone in 2019


Starting from October 22, 2018 Qualcomm 5G Summit has been officially held for three days. VIVO as an important partner of Qualcomm for many years was invited to attend as well. On the meeting day, Wei Zhou, the Head of Vivo Artificial Intelligence Global Research Institute, in his speech revealed some interesting information concerning not only their cooperation with Qualcomm but also upcoming VIVO phones.

In the speech, he said the deep integration of 5G and artificial intelligence will become an important trend. Artificial intelligence gives smartphones learning and thinking abilities, while 5G gives more powerful connection and communication capabilities. So the combination of the two will make smartphones evolve from ‘small intelligence’ to ‘great wisdom’, bringing users more powerful functions and more extreme experience.

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Moreover, it became known that VIVO plans to complete the R&D and mass production of the world’s first NSA and SA 5G smartphones in 2019. With launching the first 5G pre-commercial smartphone, it will truly realize the commercialization of 5G smartphones in 2020. As the leader of the industry’s technological innovation, VIVO will always practice in the research and development of 5G mobile terminals and strive to bring the ultimate new experience to consumers in the shortest time.

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As early as 2016, VIVO set up a 5G R&D center in Beijing to start the 5G technology layout. In the same year, VIVO joined the 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) and began to participate in 5G standardization work, and fully joined the core technology groups such as RAN1, RAN2, RAN4, SA2, and CT1. In 2018, VIVO officially launched the research and development of 5G terminal test prototypes, and successfully implemented the VIVO 5G First call in August this year. Thus, it initially completed the development of 5G smartphone software and hardware for commercial use. On this basis, VIVO plans to implement a 5G communication application display based on mobile terminals in December.

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