And since smart home devices are an increasingly important part of Xiaomi's activity, going into Ultra Wide Band (UWB) communication technologies should not surprise anyone. Especially that it is a solution that serves not only for efficient data transmission between devices, using the 500 MHz band, but also for precise tracking of other devices, their distance and location. According to the manufacturer, its technology gives smartphones and other smart devices a completely new perceptual abilities, something like GPS in the interior.
Thanks to this, the user can, for example, point the smartphone at any device, and the window for managing it will be displayed automatically, which completely changes the way we control our devices and allows for example best tech advices get rid of dedicated remotes or various applications. Zeng Xuezhong, Xiaomi's deputy chief, demonstrated this technology in a video you can watch below - you can see him pointing the Mi 10 towards the fan, which immediately displays the control panel, then points to the TV, which gives him control, and the whole thing it also works with intelligent lighting or speakers.
Xiaomi informed that the installed UWB module and a number of antennas, all supported by special algorithms, allowed to achieve positioning with a precision of up to centimeters, and the measurement error is within +/- 3 degrees. Thanks to this, the company also sees applications such as automatic opening / closing of home or car doors when we approach / leave them. Obviously, UWB technology should support all the company's products that hit the market, and Xiaomi is even announcing its improvement and in the future wants to eliminate the need to direct the smartphone towards the device to manage it.
When it comes to smartphones equipped with appropriate chips, we do not have any information here either, but it seems that the success of the technology depends on the universality of its implementation. And it is also worth adding that Xiaomi is not the first manufacturer to install UWB chips in its smartphones, because a similar one can be found in the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra from Samsung - Koreans use it with the SmartThings Find application, which uses augmented reality to interact with gadgets or guidance when we can't find them.