Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has just confirmed that Xiaomi is already developing another high-performance 5G-capable smartphone to launch in the Chinese market later this year.
In a post on the Chinese social network Weibo, Lei Jun said the achievement of manufacturing a 5G smartphone is a milestone in Xiaomi’s history and development and wants to maintain the market’s “coolest company” vision and sustain the great relationship you have with users.
So far the Mi Mix 3 5G is Xiaomi’s only device equipped with the new 5G mobile network connectivity technology. And as far as we know so far, the upcoming launch of the brand for the 5G market would be an exclusive Mi 9S variant that would support the fifth generation of mobile networks, would have the current flagship larger battery, rising from 3,300 mAh from Mi 9 to 4,000 mAh with the Mi 9S 5G.
Although information about the device is still extremely scarce, it is expected to be introduced to the market with Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset and equipped with the model X50 that allows 5G connectivity for mobile devices. In addition, users can expect a few changes from Mi 9.
The executive also said the 5G is a huge opportunity for the company’s smartphones, which has been preparing for the launch of this new generation for three years and now is beginning to finally introduce more solutions and availability to users.
While the market is still relatively shy and global availability is limited, 5G is expected to become more and more popular by 2020 as more companies embrace the technology.