China’s high-speed railway line connecting Beijing and Zhangjiakou, the co-host city of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, has officially gone into operation, complete with 5G connectivity, wireless charging and intelligent lighting. The G8811 smart train began its maiden voyage from Beijing North Railway Station at around 8:30 a.m. to Zhangjiakou in north China’s Hebei Province on Dec. 30, 2019.
It has maximum speed of 217.48 mph and reduces travel time between Beijing and Zhangjiakou, a distance of around 108-miles, from over 3-hours to just 47-minutes, making it a key component of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Construction of the high-speed railway took approximately four years from start to finish and cost $7.8-billion USD.
- Carrier compatibility: AT&T: VoLTE, Verizon: VoLTE, T Mobile: VoLTE, WiFi Calling, Video Calling, Tracfone: GSM, CDMA. Does not support: Boost, U.S. Cellular, Xfinity Wireless. For all carrier compatibility details - please check the product images in detail
- Pre-installed selection of Amazon apps, including Amazon Shopping, Amazon Music, Audible and Amazon Alexa. Amazon exclusive version with Amazon Alexa built-in: Simply say “Alexa” or double press the power button to play music, hear the news or check the weather wherever you are. Just ask - and Alexa will respond instantly
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor with 1.8 GHz octa-core CPU and Adreno 506 GPU
The Jing-Zhang High-speed Railway has realized the missions of ‘smart’ construction, ‘smart’ equipment and ‘smart’ operation, and made the history of the global ‘smart’ railway,” said Li Hongxia, a senior engineer at China Railway Engineering Design and Consulting Group.