For the work in cellular networks of the fifth generation of the modem will respond Snapdragon X50 5G.
While OnePlus only promises the first release on SoC Snapdragon 855 with 5G modem X50 Snapdragon, Xiaomi company already demonstrates this. Of course, this smartphone is already familiar slider Xiaomi Mi 3 Mix, but only in the version with support for 5G. But interestingly, the Xiaomi Mi 3 in Mix version 5G modem Snapdragon X50 is based on the new SoC Snapdragon 855, not on Snapdragon 845 used in the regular version.
The novelty was used to show the data transfer speed in a test 5G network at the event, the Chinese operator China Mobile in the framework was launched today in Guangzhou conference, China Mobile Partner Conference.
In the first quarter of 2019 China Mobile plans to conduct field testing of 5G technology in the same city, anticipating commercial launch of new generation networks across the country. Xiaomi is one of partners of China Mobile. The representatives of Xiaomi and China Mobile has conducted several demonstrations with loading pages in the browser and making video calls. During the demonstration, the smartphone Xiaomi Mi 3 Mix, connected to a test 5G network, showed the download speed at 2 Gbps, which is certainly impressive. And if China Mobile will be able to provide such speeds in a commercial 5G networks, it can be considered a huge achievement, although the reality is slightly different. Recall that for 5G of the claimed maximum bandwidth of 20 Gbps, while the Snapdragon X50 supports download speed up to 5 Gbps.
Note that the version of Xiaomi Mi 3 MIX with 5G on Snapdragon 855 also highlights a ceramic body. In the rest of the Xiaomi Mi 3 MIX with 5G should be completely identical to the usual MIX Mi 3 Snapdragon 845 and without 5G. The smartphone should go on sale in Europe in the first quarter of 2019, but the exact date is not yet known.