Keysight Demonstrates First 5G Smartphone Connection

Keysight has announced the first successful demonstration of a 5G data connection using a 5G smartphone in a leading UK mobile operator’s lab. The connection was established using Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions and OnePlus’ flagship 5G smartphone, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform with the Snapdragon X50 5G modem and antenna modules with an integrated radio frequency (RF) transceiver, RF front-end and antenna elements.

The demonstration enabled OnePlus, a global mobile technology company, to secure a key partnership with the UK mobile operator, paving the way for the first commercial 5G smartphone release on the operator’s network in the United Kingdom later this year. The 5G smartphone from OnePlus delivers superior experiences in areas such as imaging, audio, and gaming as a result of Qualcomm Technologies’ new flagship mobile platform, which supports multi-gigabit 5G, leading artificial intelligence (AI), and immersive extended reality (XR).

Keysight’s 5G network emulation solution leverages Keysight’s UXM 5G Wireless Test Platform to support device validation across protocol, radio frequency (RF), and radio resource management (RRM) in both sub-6GHz and mmWave spectrum. The connected mobile device ecosystem around the world, consisting of chipset manufacturers, device OEMs and mobile operators, use Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions to accelerate validation of key 5G New Radio (NR) capabilities.

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