Xiaomi Unveils New Smartphone ahead of Japan Market Entry

Economy

Tokyo, Dec. 9 (Jiji Press)--Chinese electronics maker Xiaomi Corp. unveiled a new smartphone model on Monday, a week ahead of its entry into the Japanese market.

The new smartphone, Mi Note 10, equipped with five types of high-performance cameras including one with a 108-megapixel sensor, will debut in Japan on Dec. 16. Xiaomi started to accept reservations on Monday.

The product can bring great changes to the Japanese smartphone market as the country begins switching to fifth-generation, or 5G, superhigh-speed wireless communications networks in spring next year, Steven Wang, Xiaomi's general manager for East Asia, told a press conference in Tokyo on Monday.

Priced at 58,080 yen, the handset, which is equipped with a 6.5-inch screen and operates on Google's Android platform, will be sold through online retail giant Amazon Japan. Xiaomi also plans to release five other products, including a wearable device and a rice cooker equipped with internet of things, or IoT, technology, by the end of the year. It aims to continue introducing new IoT-equipped products.

The Mi Note 10 launch by Xiaomi will come after another Chinese electronics maker Oppo released a smartphone in Japan in February last year.

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