Over the past few weeks, Jio has seen 5G trials in several metropolitan cities such as Mumbai and Gurgaon. Most of them were conducted on sub-6GHz networks but managed to cross the 1Gbps threshold due to network congestion. Now OPPO has partnered with Reliance Jio to field test the latter’s SA (standalone) 5G networks in its tests labs. The 5G-ready OPPO Reno6 series of smartphones have been chosen due to their ability to interface with a variety of 5G networks. For example, the OPPO Reno6 Pro supports 11 5G bands wherein Reno6 is equipped with 13 5G bands.
“Oppo India has conducted a 5G standalone network trial for Reno6 Series under the 5G SA network environment provided by Jio at its 5G Lab. The trial for the Oppo Reno6 Series yielded highly positive results,” the company said in a statement.
Oppo also said that it is working closely with supply chain partners to advance 5G technology and elevate users’ experience while partnering with leading carriers and retailers. It aims to democratize 5G tech in India and has so far launched six 5G-ready phones in India across price segments in 2021. It was also across price segments in 2021. It was also the first smartphone company to conduct a 5G Whatsapp video call in the country.