This morning, Qualcomm launched two new-generation mobile chips Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 765G in the United States. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO also subsequently issued a statement. It said that in the first quarter of 2020, the first batch of 5G flagship phones equipped with the Snapdragon 865 platform will come.
In addition, OPPO announced in December this year that the Reno 3 Pro will be equipped with the Snapdragon 765G chip. Thus, this handset will be OPPO’s first dual-mode 5G phone. It will sport a 4025mAh battery, a weight of 171 grams, and a thickness of 7.7 mm. According to OPPO’s previous news, it may become the thinnest 5G smartphone in the second half of the year.
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At today ’s Qualcomm conference, Cristiano Amon, president of Qualcomm, said that the era of 5G communications is truly opening up. In the next few years, major countries and markets around the world will actively deploy 5G networks. Major terminal vendors will quickly release 5G terminal equipment. Qualcomm predicts that there will be 200 million 5G users around the world by the end of next year. Cumulative shipments of 5G smartphones will reach 1.4 billion by 2022, and 2.8 billion 5G connected devices worldwide by 2025.
However, as you guess OPPO is not the only smartphone maker that will release smartphones powered by these chips. Meizu, Xiaomi, and other manufacturers have also announced their intentions of 5G-enabled handsets. But it’s still a big question which of those companies will win the race and launch the first Snapdragon 865 smartphone.