OPPO showed off a new technology called MeshTalk at MWC Shanghai 2019. This is a feature that reinvents the idea of Walkie Talkies. It allows OPPO phones to make calls and send messages to each other without the need for any connection. Connections such as a cellular network, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection and only requires the phones are within a 3km range.
MeshTalk – Remastered Walkie Talkie
OPPO says users will be able to send texts, voice messages, and make phone calls to OPPO devices within a 3km range. Multiple devices will also be able to “create an ad hoc local area network (LAN) that allows for the creation of group chats and also helps to expand the communication range via a signal relay”.
According to the official blog post, MeshTalk uses a custom chip. It “takes advantage of decentralization, greater speed, and lower power consumption”. MeshTalk is also has a high level of privacy according to OPPO as it is able to bypass base stations and servers.
Technology under the curtains
OPPO didn’t reveal when the technology will be available to the public. However, one can deduce that only new models released in the future will support MeshTalk since it uses a special chip which is a hardware component.
OPPO has proved once again that it is one of the forerunners in mobile innovation. The Chinese phone company has invested a lot in research and development and keeps coming up with new technologies. MeshTalk wasn’t the only feature it showed off at MWC Shanghai today, it also showcased its Under Screen Camera (USC) technology which should become the trend in a year.