Defence startup OptimusLogic Methods, primarily based in Bengaluru, is making waves throughout all bands of the 5G spectrum with their indigenously designed 5G cell phone
Throngs of individuals and the telecom behemoths bore witness on October 1, 2022, as India was ushered into a brand new period of technological developments with the inauguration of the 5G band, on the sixth Version of India Cell Congress 2022, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. On this momentous event, a small however enterprising group of people unveiled India’s first indigenously manufactured 5G smartphone—Optimus Rhino 5G.
Based in 2013 by Chandra Kumar Chettiar as a startup that constructed units and subsystems for defence PSUs comparable to BEL and DRDO, OptimusLogic Methods Pvt Ltd started their journey with an preliminary funding of ₹20 million. As a Digital Communication Innovation Sq. (DCIS) scheme grantee, and with the help of the Division of Telecommunications (DoT), the corporate has been in a position to manufacture a 5G smartphone that may help all of the 5G bands in a really small kind issue.
The cellphone is at the moment out there in three completely different fashions—Optimus Rhino 5G 1, Optimus Rhino 5G 2, and Optimus Rhino 5G 4 (rugged MIL-810G/IP68).
Out of the entire smartphone base of about 600 million in India, solely 50-60 million handsets are estimated to be 5G smartphones, whilst the primary 5G smartphone was unveiled in 2020. The Optimus Rhino 5G is an indigenous product of the Voice of Indian Communication Expertise Enterprises (VoICE) consortium, which requested a number of know-how and R&D gamers to arrange a 5G primarily based cell communication community within the 82km Palwal-Mathura sector of the Indian Railways on 700MHz band.
“A lot of the telephones manufactured by a client model help the N78 (3500MHz) frequency band. In case you take a number of use circumstances for the military and the railways, they’ve been allotted the 5MHz spectrum within the 700MHz band, as a result of the decrease the frequency, the upper the vary. Optimus Rhino 5G helps all these bands and world community bands of main international locations,” explains Chettiar.
The Optimus Rhino 5G 1 comes with a big storage capability of 8GB RAM, 128GB flash drive, and a quad digicam setup at a modest value of `20,000. Shoppers even have the choice of getting a reduction of ₹2,000 in the event that they select to assemble the cellphone on their very own and order the meeting equipment.
It has an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 900 processor and an ARM Mali-G68 graphics processing unit. It helps 17 5G bands ranging from B1 to N78. The cellphone can join with a 5G community anyplace throughout the globe in standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes.