Xiaomi uses the Mi Mix 3 5G edition to demonstrate next-gen IoT

The 5G in the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 can apparently enhance the IoT around it. (Source: Engadget)
The 5G in the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 can apparently enhance the IoT around it. (Source: Engadget)
Xiaomi has showcased the fact that 5G is for IoT devices too. This was done via a Tweet by a company spokesperson, containing a video showing how quickly the 5G-enabled variant of the Mi Mix 3 could relay commands to a connected lamp. Therefore, 5G may be an exciting prospect for smart-home fans too.

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is one of the few phones available today that has been augmented with the new 5G-NR wireless data standard for SIM-enabled devices. The next-gen bands and frequencies could result in significantly improve data-transfer speeds while reducing transfer latency and improving data-flow volumes. Consumers may only think of 5G connectivity in terms of smartphones and possibly some laptops. However, it could also boost speeds for other smart devices as well. They may include the 'things' in Internet of Things (IoT) once day.

Donovan Sung, who works on Xiaomi's worldwide PR presence, took to Twitter to highlight this possibiliyt recently. This involved a post with a video showing a 5G Mi Mix 3 apparently connected to a nearby 'MIJIA' smart lamp. The clip goes on to show the lamp switching on nearly instantaneously in response to the on-screen commands from the Mi Mix 3. The user was also able to change the lamp's color with similar alacrity. Sung noted that this was "the first time combining 5G and IoT in the home", suggesting that these abilities may be the future for Xiaomi smart-home and mobile device customers.

The Mi Mix 3's 5G variant accesses the new standard through its Qualcomm Snapdragon (SD) X50 modem, in conjunction with the new SD 855 processor. Most Mi Mix 3 models come with the older SD 845 chipset, however, and up to 10GB of RAM. This device is mainly only available to Asian markets, but may be coming to others such as Europe soon




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Deirdre O Donnell, 2018-12-12 (Update: 2018-12-12)
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