Xiaomi launches its first 5G-ready smartphone for commercial use, the Mi MIX 3 5G which uses the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform with the Snapdragon X50 modem. Shortly after the announcement in Mainland China, Xiaomi’s latest flagship the Mi 9 was also announced to the other global markets.
Early May 2016, Xiaomi’s research and development team explored on the 5G standards. They successfully tested n78 signal connection in September 2018, and one month later completed mmWave (millimeter wave) signal test . During that period, only a handful of smartphone manufacturers in the world successfully conducted such testings.
At the launch, Xiaomi proved the readiness of Mi MIX 3 5G with a live demo, using the 5G network provided by Orange Spain.
“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. “We are also delighted and honored to be working with our partners to make 5G a reality for even more users all over the world.”
The Mi MIX 3 5G is one of the earliest adopters of the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, built using the latest 7nm process, sustaining a long, stable peak performance thanks to a newly designed hybrid cooling system.
“We are thrilled to continue our long-standing collaboration with Xiaomi to help bring 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. “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.”
As for the Mi 9, it has an all-curved back cover design, allowing it to fit comfortably in the hand. An advanced back cover color process gives Mi 9 a stylish holographic rainbow spectrum, so it looks different every time it is picked up. The all-curved design is inspired by the works of famed architect Antoni Gaudi, and has been certified by The Gaudi Academia of Knowledge.
“Inspired by the works of Antoni Gaudi, Mi 9 beautifully combines the reflection of light,
seamless curves, and the use of natural elements to create a masterpiece of art,” says Carlos Canals Roura, President of The Gaudi Academia of Knowledge, “A maximum expression of beauty.”
Xiaomi is currently the world’s fourth-largest smartphone brand, and has established the world’s largest consumer IoT platform.