Vivo is gearing up to soon roll out 5.5G (5G-Advanced or 5GA) upgrades via OTA (Over-the-Air) updates to its flagship smartphones. The recently launched Vivo X Fold 3, Vivo X Fold 3 Pro and the Vivo X100 series have been confirmed to initially get 5.5G connectivity along with several iQoo smartphones. The announcement comes days after China Mobile announced the commercial launch of its 5.5G network last week. The new generation of wireless technology brings upgrades to the existing 5G network and provides higher download speeds. Oppo’s flagship Find X7 series is believed to be the first device to support 5.5G networks.

The Chinese smartphone brand through Weibo has revealed that the Vivo X Fold 3, Vivo X Fold 3 Pro and Vivo X100 series will get 5.5G connectivity later this month with an OTA update. The iQoo 12 series and the iQoo Neo 9 series of Vivo’s iQoo sub-brand will also be among the first devices to get 5.5G support.

In addition, Vivo product manager Han Boxiao published image of the Vivo X100 Pro on the Chinese microblogging platform running on China Mobile’s 5.5G network. The image offers a download speed of 3619.19Mbps and an upload speed of 160.75Mbps. 5.5G is said to deliver up to 10Gbps downlink speed and 1Gbps uplink speed.

China Mobile announced the commercial launch of 5.5G last week. Oppo then revealed plans to bring 5.5G to its Find X7 series smartphones. 5.5G networks provide improved data speeds over current 5G networks.

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra also gets 5.5G capabilities in China. China Mobile aims to cover over 300 cities, including Beijing and Shanghai, with its 5.5G network by the end of the year.

The Vivo X90 Pro has finally made its debut in India, but does the company’s flagship smartphone for 2023 pack enough upgrades over its predecessor? We discuss this and more on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available at Spotify, Ghana, JioSaavn, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts.
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