OPPO Global Research Institute (Shenzhen) announces a successful world's first 5G video call demo using 3D structured light technology that supports diversified application scenarios.

KUALA LUMPUR: OPPO Global Research Institute (Shenzhen) announces that the company had successfully demonstrated world's first 5G video call demo using 3D structured light technology that supports diversified application scenarios which will soon be commercialised in OPPO phones in approximately 6 months.

The demonstration reproduced a 3D portrait image on a remote receiver using portrait information collected structured-light 3D camera of an OPPO phone and 5G NR terminal prototypes from Qualcomm Technologies.

The success of this innovative technology demo marks a milestone in applying the cutting-edge 5G and 3D structured light technology which have been researched and developed on by OPPO since three years ago.

“OPPO engaged in 5G research and development 3 years ago, and has been actively participating in the international standardisation to develop 5G products. In January 2018, we announced the 5G pilot programme with Qualcomm Technologies, and are dedicated to becoming the first smartphone manufacturers to launch 5G handsets in 2019,” said Tang Hai, Director of the Standardization Research Group of OPPO Research Institute.

The OPPO’s demonstration, 5G video call with 3D structured light technology, utilised a customised OPPO R11s with integrated structured light camera. The demo collected the colour and 3D depth information of the target object by using RGB and the structured light camera of the phone. This information, transmitted under a 5G environment, finally displayed the target object in a remote display screen.

Featuring the high speed (eMBB), large capacity (mMTC), and low-latency (URLLC), the 5G technology is considered as a new start of mobile telecommunication of industry. The integration of 5G network with new imaging and sensor technologies will heighten users experience with Ubiquitous Reality (UR), Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Joint Reality (JR).

Chen Yan, the Director of Software Research Group of OPPO Research Institute said that the Mobile internet is blurring the boundary between the physical world and digital world, while 3D content will be a factor to further improve immersive user experience.

“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, AR and Gaming, others.”

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