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Xiaomi Launches Big 5G Challenge to Huawei in China

  • Unveiling 5G flagship and concept all-screen phone in Beijing
  • Xiaomi wants to arrest market share slide in home market
Mi 9 Pro
Mi 9 ProSource: Xiaomi
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Xiaomi Corp. introduced its first phones compatible with the latest, fifth-generation cellular technology in China, as the country’s once-biggest smartphone maker prepares for an uphill battle against domestic rival Huawei Technologies Co.

At an event in Beijing, billionaire co-founder Lei Jun introduced the 5G-capable Mi 9 Pro, the latest of Xiaomi’s classic product line, and gave the world a first look at a new concept phone called MIX Alpha, with a display wrapping all the way around the device.