Today at the 6th World Internet Conference, Xiaomi Group founder, chairman, and CEO, Lei Jun, revealed some of Xiaomi’s plans for 5G next year. According to him, 5G is quite useful in high-definition video applications and cloud games. Lei Jun further stated that after the first batch of Xiaomi’s 5G phones hit the market, the consumer demand exceeded its expectations. He added “next year, 10 5G mobile phones will be launched to cover various price points”.
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Lei Jun believes that by next year, 4G phones may face a huge sale challenge in the market. He hopes that operators can speed up the deployment of 5G. In his view, 5G is becoming an accelerator for the development of the digital economy. 5G is a big event for the entire communications industry and the Internet industry. “It has huge opportunities, and there are huge challenges and risks. Everyone has different plans and schedules. However, Xiaomi is optimistic and radical.
This statement from Xiaomi’s top official means that the company will unveil flagship, mid-range and entry-level 5G smartphones next year. For now, the price of 5G phones is a turn-off for many potential buyers. By next year, there will be a sharp rise in 5G users.