At the 6th World Internet Conference, Xiaomi Group founder, chairman, and CEO, Lei Jun, revealed some of Xiaomi’s 5G plan next year. He said the company will release 10 5G phones next year which will cover all price range. In addition, the conference held at Wuzhen which has 5G connectivity. Lei Jun did some tests and his initial download speed was 400Mbps. He subsequently got a download speed of 787 Mbps which he described as “OK”.
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According to Lei Jun, the 5G experience is massive and every phone user deserves to feel it. As of now, Xiaomi’s first commercial 5G phone, Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G, is still out of stock. Lei Jun said that the demand is much higher than the company’s expectation.
He further stated that many people have questioned the need for the ultra-fast speed of 5G. For him, he doesn’t have to answer the question as a trial will convince everyone. 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.