Xiaomi could soon be one of the biggest smartphone players in 5G, as following on from a claim that it would launch at least 10 5G handsets next year, the company has now said that all its 2020 smartphones of over CNY2,000 (around $285 / £220 / AU$420) will support 5G.
That claim comes direct from Xiaomi’s CEO, Lei Jun, who said as much during a keynote speech in Guangzhou, China, according to CNMO.
The move could make 5G phones far more accessible and affordable than they are now, as Xiaomi will be offering a variety of handsets to choose from, offering 5G phones at lower price points than they are currently available.
- Check out our guide to every current and rumored 5G phone
- Xiaomi might also launch one or more foldable phones
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Right now, most 5G phone have flagship price tags. The Samsung Galaxy A90 5G is one of the most affordable, and even than costs £669 (around $860 / AU$1,270) to buy SIM-free.
It’s not just Xiaomi which could make a big 5G push in 2020 though. It’s likely that Apple will finally add 5G to the iPhone range – possibly to all three rumored iPhone 12 models, while Samsung and other companies are also likely to offer a growing number of 5G handsets.
- Read our full Huawei Mate 20 X 5G review