Oppo is way more than just a smartphone maker. The company is constantly developing technological solutions that improve its smartphones and also bring other benefits for devices in this range. The firm has just announced a new RTK technology that greatly improves navigation precision. In fact, the company’s new algorithm can achieve 1-meter accuracy without additional equipment. This should boost the navigation capabilities of its devices.
The company has been working alongside China Mobile to implement the technology and boost navigation systems all around China. It will also bring some benefits to the already established 5G network in China. The company established a partnership with China Mobile last year dubbed “5G Precise Positioning Alliance”. The Alliance aims to promote the development of the 5G positioning system and the Beidou satellite navigation system. It also comes to strengthen information communication and other stuff related to the industry. OPPO launched its self-developed RTK high-precision positioning algorithm and joined the alliance, which will further promote the entry of high-precision positioning technology into more industry fields and achieve a convenient positioning experience for a wider range of ordinary consumers.
Oppo’s RTK technology will change the way navigation systems work in China
For instance, it will help to implement the ground-based system and 5G towers. If you’re looking for a more technical explanation about Oppo’s new tech, RTK is a technology based on carrier phase observation. It processes the observation data between measuring stations in real-time. It removes errors in a differential way to achieve higher precision positioning. The RTK technology collects all the information from the GPS, Cell Towers, and all the sensors inside the phone. It includes an accelerometer, antennas, and gyroscope. The algorithm also helps to reduce the interference from other related devices in the surroundings.
For now, Oppo technology promises to deliver up to 1-meter accuracy. For now, this level of accuracy can only be provided with professional equipment used for surveillance and mapping. It’s interesting to see Oppo and China Mobile leading the market with a technology that can arrive in smartphones. The two giants promise to make this technology commercially available starting next year in China. We can assume that some 2021 Oppo flagships will be able to provide astonishing accuracy. Unfortunately, if this technology will make way to other countries outside of China only time will tell. For now, it comes to be something exclusive to Oppo’s domestic market, especially with China Mobile involvement.