On February 26, 2019, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019) in Barcelona, Spain, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau, Qualcomm President Cristiano R. Amon and EE CEO Marc Allera held a session with the theme “OnePlus 5G: Reconstruction of the Future with Speed”. During MWC, OnePlus showcased its first 5G mobile phone equipped with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 mobile platform.
At the roundtable, Pete Lau discussed the exploration of 5G in recent years, expressed his views and thoughts on 5G technology, and predicted the future development of 5G. He believes that 5G will subvert the entire industry. In the past 4G era, the main purpose was to connect people and data. In the future 5G era, the real world will be data-oriented, realize the connection between people and things, things and things, and smartphones can serve people better. Pete Lau also talked about the 5G revolution in the game field, which will solve the network bottleneck that plagues the development of cloud games, so that users can truly experience the smooth service of cloud gaming.
Regarding the 5G process, Pete Lau proposed the 5G 3.0 concept. In the long run, 5G will go through three stages. From 2019 to 2021, smartphones and related applications will change from terminal to cloud. The speed increase brought by 5G will move everything to the cloud, which will lead to cloud gaming, cloud video and cloud shopping applications. This can be called 5G 1.0 era. From 2021 to around 2025, with the maturity of AI technology, 5G mobile phones will be powered to connect more intelligent hardware, creating new application scenarios and entering the 5G 2.0 era. In the five years from 2025 to 2030, with the development of various smart devices on the market, the real Internet of Everything will be realized, reaching the 5G 3.0 era.
Pete Lau believes that during the development and maturity of the future 5G, the developer community is an indispensable driving force. To this end, OnePlus will cooperate with EE through the integration of industry resources, launched a “5G Apps of Tomorrow” mobile app development challenge to global developers. OnePlus hopes to do what it can to support developers with breakthrough ideas and promote the development of 5G application scenarios. In the 5G era, OnePlus will continue to combine the strengths of developers and communities to continuously develop in depth and create products and services with more user value. As Pete Lau put it: “The massive investent of OnePlus on 5G is determined by the gene and user attributes of OnePlus.”
To push the developer challenge further, OnePlus has established an independent 5G section in its global community to collect 5G ideas from contestants around the world. In the final 5 winners, in addition to the development fund from the OnePlus, they will also get the opportunity to enter the EE 5G laboratory. In the first half of this year, the first commercial 5G smartphone will be launched in the UK with the latest Snapdragon 855 chip, bringing lighter and smoother experience. In the future, OnePlus will continue to maintain cooperation with Qualcomm, EE and other industry leaders, deepen the development of application scenarios, accelerate the process of 5G commercialization, and continue to lead the 5G era.
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