The world of mobile telephony has literally exploded in recent years, and manufacturers are stepping up their efforts to meet consumer expectations. After Huawei, Samsung and Appel, the market saw the birth of the Xiaomi brand, a Chinese giant in the mobile phone and consumer electronics sector. Xiaomi stands out for its innovative and affordable products and in a context of fierce competition between these 4 great mastodons. The Chinese brand has announced that Xiaomi smartphones will be equipped with 5G technology by 2020. We explain everything about this highly anticipated technological advance.
The advancement of mobile technology
Mobile telephony has made great strides, particularly in terms of network and data exchange speed. With the advent of 1G (first generation of mobile wireless technologies), 2G, 3G and now 4G, data is becoming increasingly fast to meet user requirements. Indeed, smartphones are nowadays used to listen to music, watch videos, play games, download documents or photos, surf the Internet….
Xiaomi arrives in France
The giant Xiaomi landed on the French market in 2018 with a real flood strategy. Indeed, in just a few months, more than fifteen smartphones have been launched on the market. 5G technology already exists in China, and although it is not expected until 2021 in Europe and France, Xiaomi recently announced the arrival of 5G in France. The entire range will be equipped with it, with an unbeatable price-quality ratio. However, in order to overcome certain disadvantages, particularly in France, which is not fully covered by 5G, the Chinese manufacturer has announced that its devices will be equipped with a modem compatible with the new 5G frequencies. In order to cope with this and to be able to stay in the race, telephone operators will therefore have to adapt and develop adequate new infrastructures.
The Chinese manufacturer is therefore very ambitious and will inevitably have to face some development delays from European players, who plan to deploy the 5G and the first commercial offers only in 2020. However, it is expected that by 2015, most urban areas and roads will be covered by 5G and about 2/3 of the population will be able to benefit from it. Until then, there is no doubt that some impatient people will be eager to test the 5G and invest in a brand new device to evaluate their performance and speed of execution.