Xiaomi has started to consider the next step before 5G has become widespread worldwide. The Chinese tech giant is working on 6G connection technology, satellite internet, and other innovative technologies.
Xiaomi introduced the cheapest 5G smartphone series Redmi 10X with its event yesterday through its sub-brand Redmi. The Redmi 10X series represents a brand new start for 5G technology and will be an important step in expanding the new connectivity standard.
In addition to its efforts to expand its 5G smartphone portfolio, Xiaomi is already working on 6G with its next step in mind. Xiaomi’s co-founder and CEO, Lei Jun confirmed some of his company’s future plans in an interview with him. He also mentioned some of the difficulties they faced due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
Xiaomi takes steps for future connectivity technologies
Speaking of the steps taken by Xiaomi for the future, Lei Jun stated that the company has started preliminary research on communication systems such as satellite internet, which was developed to receive bidirectional internet service over satellite as well as 6G technology. Xiaomi CEO did not reveal more about the 6G work in the interview.
Referring to the impact of the coronavirus on the company, Lei Jun stated that the epidemic seriously affected the supply chains. He also suggested that Xiaomi had to invest about $ 35 million in factories to increase 5G smartphone production. The company aims to stop the production of 4G devices in China by the end of the year, to provide sufficient supply for 5G phones. It also focuses on new devices and IoT devices equipped with breakthrough technologies.