On March 5, Xiaomi’s official Weibo channel ushered in good news. ‘Xiaomi and Nokia Bell, China Unicom, and Unicom Network Research Institute using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, X50 modem and Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G version, successfully played an 8K ultra-high definition video online.’ This is the first time since the development of 5G communication to achieve an 8K ultra-clear video playback. So we can say that 5G technology is mature and is a step closer to its commercial use.
As the first smartphone of Xiaomi supporting the 5G network, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G version is equipped with a new generation of Snapdragon 855 processor as well as the X50 5G modem. The maximum download speed can reach 2Gbps or more through Xiaomi smart antenna switching technology. So downloading a full movie in minutes is no longer a problem.
Compared with the 4K video, the 8K video takes a step further in the experience and can restore the actual scene of the captured picture. The transmission of the 8K video requires more broadband and higher speed. As you understand, it is difficult to play an 8K video through the current 4G network speed. With the ultra-high speed of 5G, it will undoubtedly bring new possibilities for 8K ultra-clear video. So there is every reason to think we will be able to play 8K videos on our smartphones in the nearest future.
Of course, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G version is not the only smartphone that supports this technology. We have already seen a few other models as well, including the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. But seems the Xiaomi phone will be the first to be commercially available. Therefore, it can become the world’s first smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 855/X50 modem and providing the new-gen connectivity technology.