Saturday afternoon is a tough time for a press convention — notably with the official kickoff of Cell World Congress nonetheless just a few days away. That mentioned, there are particular benefits to being an early hen. Chief amongst them is the power to assert firsts — specifically having the primary 5G handset of the present.
Which may not imply loads within the grand scheme of issues, however in per week that’s anticipated to be dominated by 5G bulletins, it’s a strategy to stand out from the gang. In fact, like the remainder of the promised 5G handsets we’ve heard about thus far — with the noble exception of Samsung’s — particulars are nonetheless fairly scarce
What we do know is that the handset — together with so many others set to be introduced this week — might be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855. Becoming, provided that we will virtually actually count on some 5G information out of the chipmaker this week. Oppo additionally says the gadget might be on show on the present ground this week — truly firing it up and experiencing these subsequent technology speeds in individual, nevertheless, is a distinct factor solely.
One other bit of stories out of the occasion is the promise of 10x lossless zoom (16mm-160mm) for the corporate’s subsequent flagship. If its works as marketed that’s a pleasant little distinguisher from the competitors — although 10x zoom probably isn’t a everyday characteristic for many smartphone customers. That gadget is due out sooner or later in Q2.