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Vivo plans to lead development of pre-commercial 5G smartphones

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We’re heading towards a new era of smartphone connectivity and Vivo is planning on leading the charge.

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Vivo is strengthening its 5G smartphone platform, completing initial developments of software and hardware requirements of the Vivo NEX. Using Qualcomm’s X50 modem, the company has recently finished its initial architecture planning, 3D placement stacking, RF/antenna designs, and optimized battery space within NEX to deliver 5G capabilities.

Vivo’s 5G pre-commercial smartphone will enter further testing with 5G infrastructure and networking equipment, with the goal of launching its first batch of commercial 5G smartphones by 2019.

The company states that their version of 5G connectivity for the NEX supports connection to both LTE and New Radio, based on 3GPP Release 15 standards

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Vivo began its research into 5G not long after the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) released the vision of IMT-2020(5G). The company set up its 5G Research Institute in Beijing in 2016 and became one of the main contributors at the 3GPP standard group to develop 5G technologies. In the past year, Vivo activated 5G antenna and RF related development to further accelerate Vivo’s pace of 5G innovation.

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