OnePlus collaborated with Qualcomm Technologies Inc. and Ericsson to showcase the much-anticipated 5G technology on smartphones at the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2019. The company offered real-time cloud gaming opportunity at the event through its OnePlus 7 Pro 5G smartphones displayed at Qualcomm Technologies’ booth.
OnePlus will be leveraging the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus mobile platform to showcase speed and enhanced performance while delivering superior 5G connectivity. A full arsenal of features, including Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G Modem-RF System, Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming and the on-device Qualcomm AI Engine can be experienced at IMC.
‘Being a global technology brand, it is of paramount significance that our users have access to the latest and best of innovative technology. Therefore, 5G is of strategic importance to us. We are happy to be partnering with leading tech entities such as Qualcomm Technologies and Ericsson in this initiative while showcasing our recent 5G enabled OnePlus 7 Pro to our fans at the India Mobile Congress,’ Vikas Agarwal, General Manager, OnePlus India, said.
OnePlus also partnered with Hatch as the cloud gaming service provider. With the live demo opportunity provided at the Qualcomm Technologies booth, IMC visitors can stream graphic-intensive games over cloud on the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G smartphones using Hatch's cloud gaming app. These games can be directly streamed via the 5G network offered by Swedish telecom giant Ericsson.
‘Cloud gaming is emerging as the lead consumer-facing use case for 5G, which allows premium-quality games to be shared and played together instantly over mobile networks in real-time. We’re happy to work with our friends at OnePlus and other companies to demonstrate the consumer benefits of the whole 5G ecosystem, from network to handset to application,’ added Vesa Jutila, Chief Commercial Office at Hatch.
Meanwhile, Pete Lau, CEO and Founder of OnePlus, has confirmed that the company will not launch a 5G phone in India this year. He said that the company will bring 5G smartphones to many countries next year. ‘In India, there may not be 5G availability next year as a whole and we'll have to see how things progress. So again, this has to go back to looking at the suitability for products in different regions,’ Lau was quoted as saying.