OPPO have announced during the annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit that it will be one of the first companies to launch their flagship 5G smartphone powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform in the first quarter of 2020. They also took the time to announce the new Reno3 Pro, launching this month, and that it will be equipped with Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon 765G Mobile Platform which comes integrated with 5G, which is their first dual-mode 5G handset if you didn’t know.
“By powering our devices with Snapdragon 865 mobile platforms, we are bringing premium flagship 5G smartphones with better experiences like camera, gaming and artificial intelligence with enhanced performance for consumers around the world.
“The Reno3 Pro, featuring the Snapdragon 765G, will allow users to experience the superior 5G connectivity, Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming, and outstanding performance in its ultra-thin form factor. OPPO plans to roll out more 5G products in the future, driving the large-scale adoption of 5G around the world,” said Alen Wu, OPPO Vice President and President of Global Sales.
While more power with the new mobile platforms from Qualcomm is admirable, the need to address that they’ll be 5G compatible almost every time is kind of annoying. Considering that it’s inbuilt within the system itself, the fact they’re repeating it is to most likely create hype for their devices. Because eventually, all smartphones will be 5G compatible, even though the 5G rollout isn’t coming anytime soon for consumers in Malaysia anyway. So practically, it’s not even pertinent at the moment. But hype is hype, I guess?