The news comes from Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun who spoke at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China. Jun said that the company will launch more than 10 smartphones with 5G cellular support in 2020, reports Reuters.
On the back of strong demand for the recently launched Mi 9 Pro 5G smartphone, Jun disclosed that its upcoming 5G phones will arrive not just in premium price range but in mid-range and low-end segments as well.
Jun said “People in the industry fear that next year 4G models won’t sell, this is a step you have no choice but to take. So we hope that operators can speed up their expansion of 5G base stations”.
Xiaomi’s current stance on 5G comes just a month after Qualcomm announced that it will soon incorporate support for 5G connectivity on its midrange Snapdragon chipsets by 2020. At the time, the silicon maker clarified that it will expand 5G support to more chipsets under the Snapdragon 800-series, 700-series and 600-series by next year.
Xiaomi’s rival Realme also recently confirmed that it will be the first OEM to release a smartphone with one of Qualcomm’s upcoming integrated 5G chipsets.