OnePlus, Qualcomm and Ericsson showcase 5G Cloud Gaming at IMC 2019

OnePlus, in partnership with Qualcomm Technologies Inc. and Ericsson is set to showcase the power of the upcoming 5G technology at India Mobile Congress (IMC), 2019. It will offer users real time experiences at the event, through its latest OnePlus 7 Pro 5G smartphones displayed at Qualcomm Technologies’ booth till Wednesday, 16 October 2019.

The OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, powered by the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus Mobile Platform, contains many technologies such as Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G Modem-RF System, Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming and the on-device Qualcomm AI Engine. The phone will leverage Ericsson’s 5G infrastructure network to present the capabilities of real-time 5G technology  through cloud gaming features.

OnePlus has also partnered with Hatch, a cloud gaming service provider to showcase the power of 5G technology using Hatch’s smartphone-based games streaming platform. Through a live demo at the booth, users can stream graphic intensive games over Ericsson’s 5G network  onto their Snapdragon-powered OnePlus 7 Pro 5G smartphones through Hathc’s cloud gaming app. Since these games are streamed directly over the network from a server, there is no local download of the game files required.

Commenting on Oneplus entering the 5G tech space, Vikas Agarwal, General Manager, OnePlus India said:

Being a global technology brand, it is of paramount significance that our users have access to the latest and best of innovative technology. Therefore, 5G is of strategic importance to us. We are happy to be partnering with leading tech entities such as Qualcomm Technologies and Ericsson in this initiative while showcasing our recent 5G enabled OnePlus 7 Pro to our fans at the India Mobile Congress. It is a manifestation of the research efforts we initiated in 2016 as one of the first tech companies to equip our users with this technology. With the 5G era fast approaching, we will continue to invest our efforts towards developing this segment, and India will serve as a crucial market for us to strengthen this technology. We are positive that with the upcoming developments of 5G technology, we will further enhance the premium user experience that OnePlus is known for.

Regarding the collaboration between Qualcomm, Hatch and Oneplus, Rajen Vagadia, Vice President & President Qualcomm India & SAARC said:

Our work with OnePlus has always been founded on a shared vision for technology innovation, pushing boundaries for the best mobile experiences. Qualcomm Technologies led R&D efforts to make 5G a reality and delivered products to make 5G-capable devices commercially available one year ahead of schedule, working across networks and infrastructure. A prime example today of how 5G will revolutionize consumer experiences is by supporting the low latency required for next-gen mobile cloud gaming. We are extremely proud to host OnePlus and Hatch at IMC to showcase the real-world capabilities that 5G offers in creating unparalleled gaming opportunities and seamless and more captivating gaming experience for users.

On the rise in cloud gaming platforms, Vesa Jutila, Chief Commercial Office at Hatch said:

Cloud gaming is emerging as the lead consumer-facing use case for 5G, which allows premium-quality games to be shared and played together instantly over mobile networks in real-time. We’re happy to work with our friends at OnePlus and other companies to demonstrate the consumer benefits of the whole 5G ecosystem, from network to handset to application.