LiFi Patent Exposure OPPO is thinking of introducing high-performance optical transmission technology into smart machines.

Dutch technology blog LetsGoDigital has just revealed a LiFi visible light transmission patent from OPPO, which is known to be faster, safer and more energy-efficient than Wi-Fi. In homes, workplaces and public buildings, the 802.11 series of wireless network technologies (the latest standard is Wi-Fi 6) is already quite popular. But to meet the growing demand for data transmission, some research institutions are exploring new ways to coexist with LiFi.

LiFi Patent Exposure OPPO is thinking of introducing high-performance optical transmission technology into smart machines.

(from: LetsGoDigital)

In December 2019, OPPO filed a design patent application with the State Intellectual Property Office and was officially released to the public on July 31, 2020.

The documentation contains 24 product images and a brief description of the concept device for LiFi communications. LiFi is replaced by a use of light to communicate with Wi-Fi using radio waves.

LiFi Patent Exposure OPPO is thinking of introducing high-performance optical transmission technology into smart machines.

(Picture via LetsGoDigital)

The machine looks similar in form to a full-screen smart with a narrow bezel design (with the Reno series’ iconic scratch-proof small round bump on the back), but the front camera openings are not visible at the front.

A rectangular module for LiFi communication (also available next to the rear camera module) is also equipped with a pop-up front camera for the conversion of photoelectric signals.

LiFi Patent Exposure OPPO is thinking of introducing high-performance optical transmission technology into smart machines.

(Picture via LetsGoDigital)

A microphone is opened at the top and bottom of the device, and there is a speaker, SIM slot, and a USB-C charging/data port at the bottom. In addition, the power key is located on the right side of the body, and the corresponding volume adjustment button is guessed on the left.

Interestingly, three days after filing a design patent, OPPO also filed a utility model patent application in the country (currently included in the WIPO database), detailing the composition and application of the LiFi device.

LiFi Patent Exposure OPPO is thinking of introducing high-performance optical transmission technology into smart machines.

(Picture via LetsGoDigital)

As part of the VLC PAN IEEE 802.15.7 standard, LiFi has completed transmission tests in a lab environment that are no less than 10 Gbps (approximately 100 times the current Wi-Fi wireless network).

In the future, it is also expected to reach 15Gbps through adapted LEDs and systems to allow more data transfers in high-density environments.

Of course LiFi is not without its drawbacks, and while protecting privacy, its signal penetration capability is the other side of the same coin (LiFi has a signal range of about 10 meters and Wi-Fi is 32 meters).