As the era of 5G draws near, companies are starting to invest more on figuring out how current and next gen mobile devices can take advantage of this technology.

oppo 5g 2 - OPPO Taps 5G Signaling and Data Links with Commercially Available Smartphones!In fact, OPPO has been able to successfully access 5G signaling and data links using commercially available mobile devices. The connection was implemented using a device that’s based on the OPPO R15, and makes use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem.

Access to the signaling and data links is the basis to ensure reliability in the communications function of 5G mobile phones, and is also an important step to bring 5G smartphones to maturity. OPPO has used a commercially available mobile phone to access 5G signaling and data links, and this will speed up the development of our 5G smartphones, and lay a solid foundation for the launch of commercially available 5G products in 2019. Liu Chang, Director of OPPO Research Institute

This breakthrough was based on the 3GPP Release 15 NSA Standard, using the 10 MHz bandwidth in 4G LTE Band 5 and the 20MHz bandwidth in 5G NR n78, which is one of most widely used 5G NR frequency in the world, and is also considered as to be the most likely band or priority deployment worldwide.

oppo 5g 1 - OPPO Taps 5G Signaling and Data Links with Commercially Available Smartphones!5G is set to improve all networking aspects, including speed, stability, reliability, and latency, paving the way for a variety of new experiences such as 3D communcations, 4K+ UHD videos, online AR/VR, cloud-based offices, and cloud gaming. Since 2015, OPPO has tapped on a long-term investment in 5G, and has since taken a leading position in the industry.

In May of this year, OPPO successfully implemented the world’s first 5G video call demonstration using 3D structured light. The company was able to showcase peak transmission rates with a downlink of 1.4Gbps and an uplink of 160Mbps. The 5G application project it proposed also won first prize in the “Blooming Cup” 5G Application Contest, which was sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China Information and Communication Research Institute and the IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group.

OPPO will continue to accelerate its 5G product development, making further progress in 5G protocol and testing as well as data link interoperability, in its aim of  bringing a completely new and innovative experience to users.

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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Tokyo Game Show Special Coverage

Tokyo Game Show 2018

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Witness this year’s biggest gaming convention in Asia, the Tokyo Game Show 2018. This September 19, our team will fly to Tokyo, Japan, to be part to TGS 2018. Special thanks to our brand partners Huawei Mobile, PLDT Home, Smart Communications and Cherry Mobile for making this coverage possible.

The Gadget Pilipinas Team was given access to a press briefing with Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director from From Software and a bit of hands-on gameplay. Here’s our take on the hands-on gameplay and the insights from the press interview. We also  figured a listicle is in order to rundown why this game will match the hype surrounding it.

Here’s our Top 5 reasons why “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” is to die for.

1) The game is Tenchu-inspired

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2) Casual or hardcore can play

sn1rmqcvrwomyuttaoyq 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forFrom Software is notorious for challenging games and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is no exception. However, Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director of From Software, revealed that he himself is a casual gamer and has made it clear that the game should be accessible to beginners and experienced players alike.

3) Upgradeable prosthetic arm

jjn6e6ivua5u142iukql 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forThat prosthetic arm that Sekiro has isn’t just for looks. It can launch a grappling hook and is upgradeable too. No details were revealed but its good to know that a skill-tree based system is in place. Think Horizon Zero Dawn or Spiderman on the way skill and gadgets are upgraded. Tech upgrades set in feudal Japan? What’s not to like?

4) Play the style that suits you

jo1pi5md3myj0pxynz9p 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forStealth like Tenchu or head-on like Dark Souls? It’s up to you. What’s clear is that you can’t use stealth for the whole campaign since the game wasn’t designed that way. Stealth can be used to thin enemy numbers and to preserve your health before confronting the big boss. The mix of stealth and hack and slash is always a good mix to change-up the pace and should suit any gameplay style.

5) Single-player only campaign can last 20 to 30 hours 

ocxemodvr6oa72argpyo 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forThat’s the length of the campaign as per Miyazaki. The game is focused-solely on the single-player experience. No more wayward players who can just jump-in and help or derail your campaign. From Software also focused on the story-telling. Given that no resources were spent in developing the multiplayer aspect, expect the campaign to take it up a notch.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be released on March 22, 2019 on PC, Xbox One and the Playstation 4.

Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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Heads-up, Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) players. The PES game you’re playing on your phone is going to get a major upgrade.

For starters, the visuals will get a major overhaul and will be using Unreal Engine 4 – the same graphics engine used in triple A games for consoles and PCs. With the use of Unreal Engine 4, PES will be inching closer to how it looks versus its console port. It

Next, over 3,000 new animations, improved player AI with every playstyle accounted for, and realistic ball movements has been optimized for fans to enjoy the ultimate soccer game.

And lastly, 10 new league licenses from Europe, South America and Asia have been added, including Japan’s J. League.

The best part? Despite these updates,  Winning Eleven 2019 is still free-to-play (with in-game purchases).

PES 2019 promises to give a life-like behavior of the beautiful game and should take competitive mobile sports gaming to new heights.

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More about the game and new features, here.

Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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