Back in November last year, the head of Xiaomi Lei Jun promised that in 2020 all the manufacturer’s smartphones with a price tag above 2,000 yuan ($ 285) will receive 5G support. It looks like Xiaomi has now begun to deliver on its promise.
The IThome publication, citing a statement by the CEO of Xiaomi Group China and the head of Redmi Lu Weibing, writes that Xiaomi intends to remove from sales all smartphones without 5G more than 2000 yuan ($ 285).
First of all, this is the first 108-megapixel CC9 Pro cameraphone, which is sold on the international market under the name Mi Note 10. At the time of the announcement, it cost from $ 400. Lou Weibing promised to immediately remove him from the range.
“5G has arrived, and no one can stop it,” said the head of Xiaomi.
This year, the company has planned the release of more than 10 smartphones with 5G support. What “expensive” models will be abandoned is still not known exactly, but we hope that the “cleaning” will take place only in China, because we do not need 5G yet.
Qualcomm has already announced the new flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset, so nothing has prevented Xiaomi from demonstrating its first smartphone with 5G support. It turned out to be a modification of the flagship slider Xiaomi Mi Mix 3.
The company decided to replace the Snapdragon 845 with a new platform for the 5G modem Snapdragon X50. It supports speeds up to 5 Gb / s, although in Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 the maximum is designated very conditionally – 2+ Gb / s. Perhaps, the engineers wanted to reduce energy consumption and set a limit, or these are the limitations of Qualcomm smart antenna for smartphones.
Xiaomi in 2016 gathered a group for research in the field of 5G. In China, the manufacturer cooperates with the operator China Mobile and explores possible scenarios for the use of networks of the new generation. Among them – broadcast 8K VR-video, navigation with augmented reality, cloud services for streaming games and other technologies.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 with support for 5G-networks will appear in Europe in the first quarter of 2019. In terms of design, this version of the smartphone is no different from the original.