We all know, every major manufacturer is either testing or developing new products which are compatible with the 5G technology. It is expected that by the year 2020 most of the developed markets would upgrade to the 5G networks. In a bid to make 5G enabled smartphones, Vivo has completed successful trial of the 5G technology using a modified version of its latest flagship device, Nex S.
Last week, Oppo did a successful test of 5G protocol on an Oppo R15, and today, another BBK Electronics company has attained the 5G readiness. In a press note, Vivo explained that they did the test on the Nex S by doing some necessary changes and adding the latest Qualcomm X50 modem. During the test, the device included a non-standalone architecture model with both LTE and NR (New Radio) antennas. The test was based on 3GPP Release 12 standards, which is the first phase of the 5G protocol.
Vivo will now start testing and developing the actual 5G phone by examining IODT and using actual 5G network and infrastructure. Vivo is giving a timeline of the year 2020 for the launch of 5G enabled smartphone.
Many giants are signing pacts and agreements with the different companies to attain the 5G technology in their devices. Recently, Xiaomi has partnered with NTT Docomo to rollout the 5G related devices and equipments in Japan. Further, Samsung has developed 7nm foundry process which will be used in Snapdragon 855, a fully supported 5G SoC. Samsung will launch the Galaxy S10 as 5G ready device and later Lenovo, Huawei and many other OEMs will join the race next year.
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Vivo Nex S Specs
It seems, Nex S’s powerful specs are ready for the 5G network with some changes. Additionally, it carries 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with Adreno 630 GPU for gaming. Vivo Nex S packs 6.59-inch Super AMOLED Ultra Full-View display having a resolution of 1080 x 2316 pixels. It is paired with 8GBof RAM and 128GB on board storage. In camera, there’s 12 megapixel +5 megapixel dual camera setup with OIS. For connectivity, there’s a Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, BeiDou, USB Type-C, and 4G VoLTE.
Currently, we will have to wait for some more time to gets our hands-on a fully 5G compatible smartphone.