OPPO Global Research Institute (Shenzhen) successfully demonstrated the world’s first 5G video call demo using 3D Structured Light Technology.

The demonstration reproduced a 3D portrait image on a remote receiver using portrait information collected with a 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.

OPPO’s 5G Video Call

OPPO’s demonstration, 5G Video Call with 3D Structured Light Technology, utilized a customized OPPO R11s with integrated structured light camera. The demo collected the color 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 Center of OPPO Research Institute, said:


The success of the 5G video call utilizing 3D structure light technology demonstrates our innovation direction powered by the understanding of users’ need and cutting-edge technology. OPPO will commercialize the application of 3D structured light technology in smartphones and bring the groundbreaking technology to our customers in approximately 6 months.

Tang Hai, Director of the Standardization Research Group of OPPO Research Institute said:


OPPO engaged in 5G research and development as early as 3 years ago, and has been actively participating in the international standardization 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.

Chen Yan, the Director of Software Research Group of OPPO Research Institute, said:


Mobile internet is blurring the boundary between the physical world and digital world, while 3D content will be a factor in improving and delivering immersive user experiences.

Featuring high speed (eMBB), large capacity (mMTC), and low-latency (URLLC), 5G technology is considered as a revolution in telecoms industry. As early as the standardization and the maturity of the eMBB happens, OPPO will integrate 5G networks with other new imaging and sensor technologies to realize user scenarios related to Ubiquitous Reality, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Joint Reality.