In January, there was a press release from China that confirmed the teaming up of Xiaomi, Oppo and vivo to officially launched a joint cooperation for wireless file transfers and have called themselves Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance.
And today, new report has emerged stating that four other brands, OnePlus, Realme, Black Shark, and Meizu have also joined the alliance. According to OnePlus, the file transferring protocol supports multiple file formats, high speeds, and is cross-brand.
How The Peer-to-Peer File Transfer Works
The seamless file transfer platform is aiming to enable speedy cross-brand exchange of data. It pairs through Bluetooth, but media and other files transfer through Wi-Fi at 20 MB/s rates. With the wider adoption of 5G connectivity, files become increasingly larger and sometimes a standard BT file exchange is not enough.
The P2P transfer option should be available in the Share sub-menu, but for now it is appearing only on non-global devices. While Meizu is a completely new company and fresh addition to the alliance, the arrival of OnePlus and Realme is not surprising – both brands are part of the big BBK portfolio where Oppo and vivo are also a key part. BlackShark with its unique Joy UI is a similar case – it is a gaming subsidiary of Xiaomi.