The world is running to make 5G networks a reality. With the next-gen network being debuted in many countries, there are several places where it didn’t even leave the paper. However, Oppo is looking to another direction, to a world without carrier or internet connectivity. It introduced a system called MeshTalk which can send data between devices up to 3km apart.
As the technology name suggests, it’s a mesh network – It can route the message through several nearby handsets in order to reach its target, even if it’s too far for a direct connection. In order to achieve its functionality, Oppo introduced a custom chip with MeshTalk enhancing the device’s sensitivity to achieve this long range of communication.
“Imagine a decentralized short-range communications solution that enables you to talk and send messages without the need for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or cellular data when up to 3km with another device. Say hello to MeshTalk. – Oppo”
MeshTalk also offers low power consumption. Oppo wants to develop phones that can last 72 hours in standby with MeshTalk active. The feature would also work great as an emergency feature when devices lack any kind of connectivity. Furthermore, it can also cut down your monthly bill, by reducing reliance on carriers.
Of course, this technology is on its early steps. So Oppo has chosen to not disclose details about the tech behind MeshTalk. Also, we have no idea when the first phones with it will reach the market. However, those who were present at Oppo’s MWC Shanghai conference could get a glimpse of the feature.