Today, during the “5G Future Salon” presentation Hong Wei gave a long speech. Hong Wei, the Director of the Technical Committee of the Xiaomi group, talked about company plans. The main topic was the upcoming 5G smartphones.
Hong Wei mentioned that Xiaomi is an Internet company focusing on smartphones, smart hardware, and IoT platforms. This year the company has set a new dual-engine strategy which will be necessary for the next 5 years. Also, these directions are the two strategies that the Xiaomi group will focus on.
Returning to 5G smartphones Hong Wei described the development process of Xiaomi’s 5G. Xiaomi established a standardization department at the end of 2015 and began to participate in the development of 5G standardization in 3GPP. In October 2017 Xiaomi 5G smartphones pre-research work started. Later, in September 2019 Xiaomi released Xiaomi 9Pro5G and MIX Alpha 5G smartphones. Speaking about AIoT Hong said that it will provide an intelligent interconnection of everything.
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Hong Wei also predicted that 5G + AIoT system will bring us from the PC Internet era and mobile Internet era to the AIoT super Internet era. In that era, it will be a dedicated OS for AIoT.
Xiaomi has also created an IoT platform for AIoT. Hong Wei revealed that as of June 30, 2019, the platform had connected more than 196 million devices, mainly including smart home series. At the same time, the number of users who have five or more Xiaomi IoT platform devices has exceeded 3 million, and there are more than 200 types of devices connected to the IoT platform. Also, they have more than 1,300 partners.
In terms of smart home, in September 2019, the number of households served by Xiaomi’s products has exceeded 55.99 million. At the same time, the number of daily smart scene executions has exceeded 108 million.
Hong also added that Xiaomi’s smart home has now realized a full range of products and also achieved full-scene coverage. Smart kitchens, smart temperature control, healthy wear, and smart washing are the best examples of it.
Finally, what’s even more impressive is that the director revealed that Xiaomi will launch at least 10 5G smartphones next year.