Oppo, Xiaomi and Vivo announced today on Weibo that they're teaming up to launch a cross-brand file transfer system similar to Apple's AirDrop, meaning it will be a peer-to-peer transfer system using a combination of Bluetooth and WiFi connections.
Up until now, there hasn't been one single way to transfer files between Android handsets. Google tried to introduce Android Beam, which uses NFC, but will actually be scrapping the feature in the next version of Android.
Using the new tech, smartphones running Oppo's ColorOS, Vivo's FunTouch OS or Xiaomi's MIUI software will, beginning at the end of this month, be able to transfer files with just one click, without using cellular data. Realme, a sub-brand of Oppo, has confirmed to be part of this program, too.
The new feature will launch by the end of this month. It uses Bluetooth to pair devices and uses Wi-Fi for the actual transfer, allowing for transfer speeds of up to 20MB/s.