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POSTED AT 10:41 AM 16-05-2018

OPPO makes world’s first 5G video call demo using 3D structured light technology

3D dynamic modelling is the basis for 3D video calling

The demonstration reproduced a 3D portrait image on a remote receiver using portrait information collected structured-light 3D camera of an OPPO phone and 5G NR terminal prototypes from Qualcomm Technologies. The success of this innovative technology demo marks a milestone in applying 5G technology standards to real practices in the industry and facilitates the exploration of new application in the 5G era.

The OPPO’s demonstration, 5G video call with 3D structured light technology, utilised a customised OPPO R11s with integrated structured light camera. The demo collected the colour and 3D depth information of the target object by using RGB and the structured light camera of the phone. This information, transmitted under a 5G environment, finally displayed the target object in a remote display screen.

Bai Jian, the Director of the Hardware Research Centre of OPPO Research Institute, said, “The success of the 5G video call utilising 3D structure light technology demonstrates our innovation direction powered by the understanding of users’ need and cutting-edge technology. OPPO will commercialise the application of 3D structured light technology in smartphones and bring the ground-breaking technology to our customers in approximately six months.”

“OPPO engaged in 5G research and development as early as three years ago, and has been actively participating in the international standardisation to develop 5G products. In January 2018, we announced the 5G pilot program with Qualcomm Technologies, and are dedicated to becoming the first smartphone manufacturers to launch 5G handsets in 2019,” said Tang Hai, Director of the Standardisation Research Group of OPPO Research Institute.

Featuring the high speed (eMBB), large capacity (mMTC), and low-latency (URLLC), the 5G technology is considered as a new start of mobile telecommunication of industry. As early as the standardisation and the maturity of the eMBB, OPPO is to integrate the 5G network with other new imaging and sensor technologies, and to realise the core user scenarios with Ubiquitous Reality, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Joint Reality. 

Chen Yan, the Director of Software Research Group of OPPO Research Institute, said that the Mobile internet is blurring the boundary between the physical world and digital world, while 3D content will be a factor to further improve the immersive user experience. With imaging technology and a unique insight into the needs of our users, OPPO commits to provide innovative application scenarios in the future. By utilising 3D structured light technology, users will be provided unprecedented mobile experience and possibilities such as secure payment, 3D reconstruction, AR and gaming, etc.