Qualcomm Technologies announced its support for China Unicom's 5G rollout in collaboration with device OEMs nubia, OnePlus, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi and ZTE, according Telecompaper. Qualcomm's partner OEMs joined the launch with devices powered by the flagship Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform with the X50 5G Modem with integrated RF transceiver and Qualcomm Technologies' RF front-end platform.
China Unicom announced at the conference that it's the first announced Chinese operator expected to deliver 5G experiences to consumers.
The companies are also scheduled to showcase readiness for the rollout of 5G devices and networks in China via live 5G demonstrations at the 2019 China Unicom Partner Conference which is taking place in Shanghai from 23 to 25 April. The live demonstrations plan to feature over-the-air (OTA) connections and applications using China Unicom’s live 5G network and OEM mobile devices using Qualcomm 'Technologies’ products. This collaboration highlights efforts to accelerate the availability of 5G mobile devices and services in China starting from 2019.
The live 5G network is expected to cover the event space at the China Unicom Partner Conference.
With 5G mobile devices powered by Qualcomm Technologies’ mobile platforms and 5G modems, consumers can now benefit from multi-gigabit peak speeds and extreme low-latency in smartphones.
The 5G demonstrations are scheduled to be on display at the Qualcomm Technologies booth at the China Unicom Partner Conference from April 23-25. Qualcomm Technologies is also working with China Unicom to hold a 5G Forum at the event, with the theme of “5G devices: industry collaboration and innovation”, the afternoon of 24 April.