Vivo Modifies NEX S Smartphone to Support 5G


Vivo plans to launch its first batch of commercial 5G devices by 2019 to the masses

Vivo announced that it has successfully trialled a 5G-ready smartphone by modifying its NEX S smartphone by putting in a Qualcomm X50 modem. The device set-up included a non-standalone architecture model that combined both LTE and NR (New Radio) antennas based on 3GPP Release 15 standards.

The test has completed the first phase of the protocol and tests with Keysight UXM 5G signalling. Furthermore, this comes after OPPO tested the 5G modems in its devices.

Plans to develop an actual 5G smartphone

After testing, the company is planning to develop an actual 5G phone to enter Interoperability Data Testing (IODT) with 5G infrastructure and networking equipment with the modified NEX S. Well, it is also planning to launch its first batch of commercial 5G devices by 2019. This means that Vivo is going to be one of the smartphone players to offer 5G-enabled devices to the masses.

Well, Vivo showcased the first in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 in Las Vegas and introduced the technology to the Indian users in the form of Vivo X21 and Vivo NEX smartphones.