Xiaomi, the Chinese mobile maker, announced about deploying ten or more 5G smartphones in 2020. One of the main reasons behind this is the companies fear that people won’t be looking for 4G devices with the introduction of 5G smartphones from this year.[wpinsertshortcodead id=”bzyqm5d3e04029f48f”]
Lei Jun, CEO of Xiaomi, announced about making more of 5G smartphones next year at the World Internet Conference held in Eastern China in Wuzhen.
Lei Jun at the event stated,
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.
The previous month the company had launched the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro, which is restricted to the Chinese market only. With the announcement, the CEO also stated that the company would implement the 5G range to its hight, middle, and low-end devices next year with more alluring products to the users without concerning their budget.
With the U.S.-China trade war striking at Huawei, Chinese consumers are relying on the embattled company’s items to help it, driven by a sense of patriotism, according to Reuters. As a result of the shift to Huawei, Xiaomi’s market share in China has reduced to 11.8-percent in the 2nd quarter from 13.9-percent the year before. On the plus side, Xiaomi just recently got in Europe and has seen it’s market share reach 9.6-percent in the 2nd quarter, up from 6.5-percent the year before.