The news surrounding the potential launch of Xiaomi’s upcoming wearable, the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 has been popping up on the internet for quite a while now. So far, we have received plenty of intel about the potential specifications and features of the Mi Band 5. Now, as it turns out, things have started becoming sort of official, as the company has recently revealed the launch date of the Mi Band 5 in China. As per the latest report, Xiaomi will unveil its Mi Band 5 in China on June 11. Take a look at what we know about the Mi Band 5 so far and find out what it has in store for us.
Mi Band 5 to launch on June 11 in China; here’s what we know so far
The Xiaomi Mall WeChat public account confirmed the launch date of the Mi Band 5 earlier today. The Mi Band 5 is said to feature a 1.2-inch panel, which will likely be AMOLED. The display still appears to be flat around the corners, even flatter than the last-generation Mi Band 4. The recently leaked live shots of the Mi Band 5 suggest that it will come with a new plug-in type charger. The usual circular capacitive button has also been removed, if the leaked images are to be believed.
The Mi Band 5 is said to feature NFC support, which is nothing new. What’s new is the fact that the global variant of the device will also come with NFC support, as per the reports. Furthermore, the Mi Band 5 will have support for SpO2 measurement, real-time heart-rate monitoring, and other usual health-related features. Another added bonus will be menstrual cycle tracking.
In another turn of events, our source has learned that the Mi Band 5 will support photo capture function as well. This is not an entirely new feature when we talk about fitness trackers and smartwatches, but the Mi Band 5 will allegedly be the first band in the company’s history to come with such feature. In addition to this, the source has also found out that the Mi Band 5 will come with 5 new sports modes – elliptical machine, rowing machine, skipping rope, indoor bicycle, and yoga. In total, the sports modes will be somewhere around 11.
Adding to the list of the features of the Mi Band 5, the Mi Band 5 is also said to come with a deeply-integrated support for Amazon Alexa assistant. That being said, the Chinese variant will likely make use of the company’s in-house XiaoAI.
For now, this is pretty much everything that we know about the upcoming Mi Band 5, but we are sure to receive more intel on the same in the coming days. Whenever we do, we will keep you posted on the same. What are your thoughts on the upcoming Mi Band 5? Do let us know in the comments section below.