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Vodafone Qatar to introduce first 5G smartphones in the region

Vodafone Qatar to introduce first 5G smartphones in the region

By QLNews

Enriching Qatar’s leading role in technological advancement, Vodafone Qatar is all set to officially launch the highly-anticipated 5G smartphones, which will be available for the first time to customers in the Gulf region.

According to the company, pre-orders will open for a limited number of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G from Tuesday, May 14.

The announcement was made at Galeries Lafayette Doha, Vodafone Qatar’s exclusive partner for the smartphone’s pre-order and collection phases.

CEO of Vodafone Qatar, Sheikh Hamad Abdulla Al-Thani handed over the first locally available Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G to Adel Ali Bin Ali, Chairman & President of Ali Bin Ali Holding that operates Galeries Lafayette Doha. Some other top officials and senior management were also present on the occasion.

The Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G is powered by the flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform featuring the Snapdragon X50 5G modem with integrated transceiver and Qualcomm Technologies' RF Front-End solution, heralding a new decade of revolutionary mobile experiences.

The smartphone’s elegant black exterior is coupled with its unique slide function for quick-fire selfies and videos with no notch full display screen.

With each purchase of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G priced at QR 3,999, customers will get a Galeries Lafayette Doha gift voucher worth QR1500.

Moreover, individuals who sign up to Vodafone Red Me and above postpaid plan can enjoy several benefits including free valet parking for 12 months.

Pre-orders will be taken on the 1st floor of Galeries Lafayette Doha until stocks last from 10am to 3pm and from 7.30pm to 1 am.

The Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G will be on display and Vodafone staff will be on hand to answer any questions.

“Since the launch of our 5G network less than a year ago, we have been the region’s 5G pioneer and are driving 5G forward. We’re delighted that people in Qatar will be amongst the first in the world to enjoy the 5G experience on a 5G smartphone,” said Sheikh Hamad.

Adel Ali Bin Ali commented, “We are glad that Galeries Lafayette Doha is the place where, for the first time in Qatar and in the region, mobile phones with this latest technology are being made available to the public. We commit to keeping this pioneering spirit alive and introduce many firsts for the people of Qatar.”

Since switching on its 5G network in August last year and receiving the spectrum license to operate 5G commercially from the Communications Regulatory Authority in January this year, Vodafone Qatar has already deployed 5G in dozens of locations across Qatar including Al Waab, Abu Hamour, Al Azizya, Al Mamoura, Al Rayyan, Katara Cultural Village, Salwa Road, Souq Waqif and Umm Salal Muhammed.

The Company has also marked several milestones- recently Vodafone Qatar made 5G technology commercially available to its customers with the launch of - Vodafone GigaHome- the latest innovation in home internet solutions. 

Last month, it made the first live local and international 5G calls using a 5G handset in the region.

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