On November 21, at the "World 5G Conference" held today, Lei Jun revealed that Xiaomi will release the first 5G smartphone Redmi supporting SA and NSA dual-network mode next month. And as you guess, we are talking about the Redmi K30. Thus, before Christmas, Xiaomi will come in with a cost-effective and powerful 5G handset that should beat all of its competitors.
Lei Jun believes that the entire Internet development direction is about 5G+AI+IoT. In this sense, the PC Internet era connects one billion devices, and the mobile Internet era connects more than 5 billion devices The IoT era will connect 50 billion devices. 5G features low latency, high speed, and wide connectivity. So they can promote the rapid development of more industries, especially in the smart home, 4K/8K Ultra HD video, AR/VR and other fields.
5G has a very wide range of application scenarios, which can drive the comprehensive upgrade of the mass consumer experience. The deep integration of 5G and artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things will bring new changes to all aspects of life and create new applications, new platforms, and new manufacturing.
At the end of last year, Xiaomi put forward the strategy of ‘mobile +AIoT’ twin-engine, and promised to invest 10 billion yuan ($1.42 billion) in the AioT field in the next five years.
What Will Xiaomi Bring Besides Redmi K30?
‘Although the overall global smartphone market continues to decline, it is very likely that the 5G market will take off next year. With the advent of the 5G exchange, it will bring a huge pull to the smartphone market.’
This year, Xiaomi has released three 5G smartphones: the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G, the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G, and the Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha 5G surround screen concept phone. Lei Jun said that the first Redmi K30, a 5G smartphone supporting SA and NSA dual-network mode, will be released next month. At least ten 5G smartphones will be released next year. ‘I think the entire smartphone industry is ready for the arrival of 5G.’
Lei Jun said: ‘Xiaomi has made a great determination for 5G and has made very large R&D investment. The future factory of Xiaomi Construction will be completed soon. The smart factory in the 5G era is mainly a pilot plant for R&D and production of Xiaomi's flagship mobile phone. It is expected to be put into production at the end of December. The first phase of the design capacity is 1 million smartphones. The plant will use large-scale automation production lines, 5G networks, robots, big data, and other technologies. Thus, the production efficiency will be very high. It is expected to automatically produce 60 smartphones per minute, which is 60% more efficient than traditional factories.