Xiaomi plans to launch more than 10 5G smartphones in 2020

Marco Green
October 21, 2019

Speaking at the World Internet Conference (via Reuters) in China yesterday, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun revealed the company is now preparing more than ten 5G-ready smartphones for launch next year.

Xiaomi has launched a couple of 5G phones this year and is planning to double down on its 5G portfolio next year.

The highly encouraging response for Xiaomi's 5G-powered flagship has prompted the Chinese company to develop 5G phones across the flagship, mid-range, and low-end lineups.

“People in the industry fear that next year 4G models wont sell”, Lei said, quoted by Reuters. The company has since announced two other smartphones - the Mi 9 Pro 5G and Mi Mix Alpha - but starting next year it'll be going all-in with 5G support. "So we hope that operators can speed up their expansion of 5G base stations".

In the second quarter of 2019, Xiaomi occupied 11.8% of China's smartphone market, down from 13.9% one year prior according to research firm Canalys.

Interestingly enough, users switched to Huawei, not because of specs or features, but were driven by patriotism.

However, Xiaomi has enjoyed success in Europe, where it remains a relatively new player in the continent.

However, Xiaomi has been reporting a steady rise in Europe with almost 9.5% market share, compared with 6.5% in the year prior, making it one of the fastest-growing phone brands.

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