Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 that comes out next month will support 5g

Sep

4

2018

The Mi Mix 3, a high-end smartphone that Xiaomi wants to release next month, will support 5g. The manufacturer said that on Twitter. There are no networks yet to use 5g.

Xiaomi spokesman Donovang Sung has shown a photo on Twitter of the Mi Mix 3 with 5g support. The photo shows the upcoming Mi Mix 3 with a 5g icon in the picture and behind it monitors with the status of three 5g connections and a 4g connection. Sung seems to hint that the Mi Mix supports 3g on, for example, band n257, 28GHz. That makes speeds possible up to dozens of gigabits per second.

This is already possible by linking a current soc to a modem with 5g support. For example, Xiaomi could combine a Snapdragon 845-soc that now sits in many high-end smartphones with a Qualcomm X50 modem that supports 5g on the bands visible in the photo. Xiaomi should also install the antennas, something that currently requires a relatively large amount of space in the housing.

Users will still have nothing to 5g, because providers only start offering 5g next year. This may take longer in the Benelux; 5g only comes in the Low Countries at the earliest in two years and with many providers it will probably take longer. Xiaomi announces the Mi Mix 3 in all likelihood next month. Xiaomi already showed the extension camera that will sit in the device. That makes a notch in the screen superfluous.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5g
Photo of Donovan Sung on Twitter

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