OPPO Global Research Institute (Shenzen) announces that the company had successfully conducted world’s first 5G video call demo using 3D structured light technology.
In collaboration with Qualcomm, the structured-light 3D camera of an OPPO phone was used to collect portrait information which later then reproduced a 3D portrait image on a remote receiver. The 5G video call
technology will soon be commercialized in OPPO phones in approximately 6 months. The experiment utilized the customized version of OPPO R11s with an integrated structured light camera to reproduce 5G video call by using 3D Structured Light Technology.
The 5G technology is considered as a new start of mobile telecommunication industry that features high speed (eMBB), large capacity (mMTC), and low latency (URLLC). The integration of 5G technology with new sensor and imaging technology will give users to experience Virtual Reality (VU), Augmented Reality (AR), Ubiquitous Reality (UR) and Joint Reality (JR).
Tang Hai, Director of the Standardization Research Group of OPPO Research Institute, said:
“OPPO engaged in 5G research and development as early as 3 years ago and has been actively participating in the international standardization to develop 5G products. In January 2018, we announced the 5G pilot program with Qualcomm Technologies, and are dedicated to becoming the first smartphone manufacturers to launch 5G handsets in 2019.”
Bai Jian, the Director of the Hardware Research Center of OPPO Research Institute, said:
“OPPO will commercialize the application of 3D structured light technology in smartphones and bring the groundbreaking technology to our customers in approximately 6 months.”
Chen Yan, the Director of Software Research Group of OPPO Research Institute, said: “the Mobile internet is blurring the boundary between the physical world and digital world, while 3D content will be a factor to further improve the immersive user experience.”
He further said with imaging technology and a unique insight into the needs of our users, OPPO commits to provide innovative application scenarios in the future. By utilizing 3D structured light technology, users will be provided unprecedented mobile experience and possibilities such as Secure Payment, 3D Reconstruction, Augmented Reality, and Gaming, etc.