Xiaomi Announces 5G Smartphone and Mi LED Bulb

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This is the first 5G smartphone from the stables of Xiaomi. Mi LED Smart Bulb, as per the company, will start supporting the Apple Home Kit in Q2 2019

Xiaomi has announced its first 5G-ready smartphone, Mi MIX 3 5G. This smartphone, as per the company, is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform and uses Snapdragon X50 as the modem. The company has also announced Mi 9 for other global markets.

“Xiaomi has spent tremendous efforts developing a 5G smartphone solution and Mi MIX 3 5G represents Xiaomi’s quest to create innovative products for everyone,” said Wang Xiang, Senior Vice President of Xiaomi.

He added, “We are also delighted and honoured to be working with our partners to make 5G a reality for even more users all over the world.”

An official press release issued by the company read, “Xiaomi set its sights on a 5G solution as early as May 2016 by establishing a team to deep dive on 5G standards and to start exploratory research.”

Mi MIX 3 5G Features

The company claims that by integrating the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem, Mi MIX 3 5G can connect to sub-6 GHz signals that have gigabit-class download speed, which is tens of times faster than the 4G network. Inside Mi MIX 3 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, built using the 7 nm process technology.

“We are thrilled to continue our long-standing collaboration with Xiaomi to help deliver unprecedented 5G speeds and transformative user experiences to consumers through their latest flagship smartphone, Mi MIX 3 5G,” said Cristiano Amon, President, Qualcomm Incorporated.

He added, “Powering the new Mi MIX 3 5G and Mi 9, the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform features the 4th-generation Qualcomm AI Engine to make your phone the ultimate personal assistant, the world’s first announced Qualcomm Spectra Computer Vision ISP to capture cinema-grade photography and Snapdragon elite gaming to transform your premium smartphone into a powerful gaming machine.”

Mi MIX 3 5G is equipped with the same 12MP AI dual camera found in Mi MIX 3. For selfies, the brand has equipped it with a 24MP + 2MP dual camera setup. It uses a 16.23-cm (6.39-inch) 2340 x 1080 FHD+ Samsung AMOLED display that offers an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.

Mi LED Smart Bulb

Xiaomi also announced the Mi LED Smart Bulb during its product launch. Featuring 16 million stunning colours and adjustable colour, temperature and brightness, users will be able to control the lights remotely with the Mi Home app. Compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa at the moment, Mi LED Smart Bulb will also support the Apple Home Kit in Q2 2019.

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