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Nokia to Launch Affordable 5G Phone in 2020

In India, 5G services are expected to begin next year and the 5G Nokia phone is likely to come to the Indian market in 2020

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HMD Global, that makes and sells Nokia-branded phones, has confirmed that an affordable Nokia 5G phone that would cost around half of the existing ones would arrive next year in the US.

“We see a particular opportunity for us in bringing 5G to a more affordable segment as we enter the market,” HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas said.

“I would say affordable in relation to what’s available today. I would love to see us at half of the price where you have 5G today,” he added.

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FILE – People stand next to a 5G logo during the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 28, 2018. VOA

HMD Global is expected to launch two Nokia 5G smartphones this year, news portal GizmoChina reported on Thursday.

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One of the smartphones would be a flagship with Snapdragon 855 SoC, paired with the X55 modem to enable 5G connectivity. The other device is said to be more mid-ranged and powered by a Snapdragon 700 series chipset.

In India, 5G services are expected to begin next year and the 5G Nokia phone is likely to come to the Indian market in 2020. (IANS)

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Xiaomi Plans to Bring 10 5G Smartphones in Year 2020

Additionally, Jun noted that Xiaomi's IoT platform has connected 196 million devices, and the number of users of IoT devices exceeds 3 million

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The highest demand among people was for of smartphones, followed by Mi ecosystem devices, accessories and Mi TVs. Wikimedia Commons

Chinese handset maker Xiaomi is aiming to introduce at least 10 5G smartphones in 2020 as it mulls quickly making 5G devices just as common as 4G phones.

According to the handset maker’s founder Lei Jun, Xiaomi aims to launch 5G phones that could cover the full range of prices from the lower to the higher end.

During the company’s developer conference held here, Jun said that all Xiaomi smartphones with a price tag of more than $285 (2000 Yuan) will be 5G phones.

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is also reportedly planning to add three new features to its MIUI 11 user interface. Wikimedia Commons

Although Chinese smartphone brands have started introducing 5G phones this year, even before the official commercialization of the network in the country, Lei believes that demands for 5G devices will only take off when a large number of local consumers are willing to change their handsets into 5G-enabled ones, ZDNet reported on Wednesday.

The company has already launched a 5G+AIoT strategy so as to increase the development and adoption of the use of its AIoT services.

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Additionally, Jun noted that Xiaomi’s IoT platform has connected 196 million devices, and the number of users of IoT devices exceeds 3 million.

Recently, MediaTek announced that it will hold a new product launch conference on November 26, officially releasing a new 5G chip and there is news that the first model of MediaTek’s 5G chip is likely to be the Redmi K30. (IANS)