As we suspected, the Oppo Reno 5G is coming to EE’s 5G network when it launches in the UK. EE is still saying "summer" for the launch. 

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855-powered phone was first announced at an event two weeks ago where we got hands on with it and saw a live 5G network test running on Swisscom’s newly-launched 5G network in Zurich.

Oppo also demonstrated gaming on 5G as well as a speed test – the first ‘real-world’ 5G test we’ve seen – at which Pocket-lint’s Cam Bunton achieved speeds of around 1.3 to 1.5Gbps.

At that event Swisscom claimed maximum download speed of 1.86Gbps, however this is likely to be way above what you can expect to experience on the street, especially at first.

The EE announcement is part of what Oppo is calling its 5G Landing Project announced at Mobile World Congress. It’s a partnership between five carrier partners of Oppo’s - Swisscom, EE, SingTel, Telstra and Optus, the idea being that they can work together to share knowledge and so enabling them to launch the first 5G networks this year (naturally, with Oppo phones).

We’re still expecting EE to be the first UK 5G network to launch, but details remain sketchy. Could it be that the network will perform more than just another 5G test at the Glastonbury Festival in June and use its presence at the festival to launch 5G in the UK?

ee.co.uk - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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