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Xiaomi Mi 11 Launched this week, Why do international phones lack Canadian 5G Bands?

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Xiaomi Mi 11 Launched this week, Why do international phones lack Canadian 5G Bands?

Pretty impressive specs, and decent price (if you can get one in CN/HK) to buy and ship it to you. 55W charging (50W wireless) - is that even legal? lol
Dealbreaker is the lack of Canadian 5G bands (n66 for Telus/Bell). Wonder why that is.
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They don't have Canadian 5g bands because they're not trying to sell to Canada.
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What everyone is missing; 5G is between your phone and tower... the backbone of servers and infrastructure is not configured to handle 5G Bandwidth, so you're bleeding edge and won't see anything amazing for another few years until mainstream adoption.
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Theparky wrote: What everyone is missing; 5G is between your phone and tower... the backbone of servers and infrastructure is not configured to handle 5G Bandwidth, so you're bleeding edge and won't see anything amazing for another few years until mainstream adoption.
The only real benefit of 5G, IMO, is in areas where there's a lot of 4G congestion. Not having to fight those folks for bandwidth connecting to the towers is a benefit for sure.
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wearysky wrote: The only real benefit of 5G, IMO, is in areas where there's a lot of 4G congestion. Not having to fight those folks for bandwidth connecting to the towers is a benefit for sure.
And even then outside of Rogers (and even then only in parts of Ontario), all the 5G rollout is Non-standalone which also needs to use the LTE network simultaneously, so you’ll likely see the same congestion (given its using the same spectrum).
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Anyone know where I can buy this thing besides Aliexpress? Anywhere local in Canada?
EDIT: Actually even their official store in Aliexpress doesn't ship to Canada =(
Are we SOL?
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probably because the market is Asian is bigger and they're already working on 6G network...
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EmpressLisaSu wrote: Anyone know where I can buy this thing besides Aliexpress? Anywhere local in Canada?
EDIT: Actually even their official store in Aliexpress doesn't ship to Canada =(
Are we SOL?
their official store is useless, can't even ship a phone correctly, no wonder they stopped shipping to canada.

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