With 5G expected to roll out in the next year or two, OPPO is taking video calls to the next level. Their Global Research Institute in Shenzhen have just demonstrated the world’s first 5G Video Call using 3D structured light technology.
Video calling was one of the biggest hype when 3G was first introduced. Unfortunately, it failed to take off and most still prefer good old voice calls and text messaging.
In an attempt to make video calling cool again, Google has introduced Duo, a simple one-on-one video calling app that’s simple to use and you can use it seamlessly across any connection. It was announced recently at Google I/O and now it is available worldwide including Malaysia.
Viber, the mobile communications platform on Android and iOS that offers free messaging and HD-quality phone calls, had recently released their system wide update Viber 5.0. They have also released newer software updates for desktop applications on Windows and Mac OS X. Viber 5.0 comes with a slew of powerful new features and enhancements, including making video calls from your smart phone.
It also comes with a 5MP Front facing camera that does video calls over WiFI or HSPA+. This could be Android’s answer to Apple’s facetime. There’s no mention how much storage is embedded but it comes with 8GB microSD included. The device also has Swype preinstalled too.
It comes in white, black, plum and red colours. According to T-Mobile, this will be made available just in time for the holiday season which isn’t too far away. As usual, T-Mobile claims 4G speeds on its HSPA+ network which currently covers more than 65 metropolitan areas in the US. No price had been revealed yet.
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