27 October, 2020, Singapore – OPPO has announced the launch of a self-developed industry-leading high-precision positioning algorithm which will enable the provision of an accurate location in its mobile phone navigation system within a metre radius. 

Levin Liu, OPPO Vice President and Head of OPPO Research Institute, said, “In this 5G era, where connectivity is fundamental, various applications require an improved navigation system for both indoor and outdoor uses. In response to this growing market demand, OPPO is implementing its high-precision RTK positioning technology to smartphones, and we believe this technology will benefit a wide range of uses, for our smartphones users in Singapore and around the world.”

To improve user experience in mobile navigation, OPPO leveraged RTK technology found in smartphones to complement its current positioning technology. RTK positioning technology is based on carrier phase measurement, processing data obtained between measuring stations in real time to deliver precise positioning.

In the past, this technology was mainly used for industrial measuring, which due to its use of large complex systems makes it unsuitable for use in smartphones. OPPO developed an algorithm that uses information from existing mobile phone sensors including accelerometers and gyroscopes, to improve positioning accuracy and reduce the effect of signal interference.

Currently, OPPO is working on perfecting and commercialising this technology, which is set to be commercially available in 2021.

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