Xiaomi recently launched its first-ever smartwatch in China. During the Mi CC9 Pro launch event, the company launched the Mi TV 5 series as well as the Mi Watch. The Mi Watch is kept at an asking price of Yuan 1298. If, however, you feel like its a bit too much of a price for you, the Redmi Watch could be the one for you. Yes! You heard it right. As it turns out, a Redmi smartwatch is also in the works.
Redmi Watch could launch soon – Lu Weibing
Lu Weibing, General Manager of Redmi brand, is pretty famous for giving us hints about the company’s upcoming launches. He has already started talking about the upcoming Redmi K30 5G smartphone and now, he has once again made the hype of a potential Redmi watch real.
While talking about the features of the Mi Watch on his official Weibo handle, Lu asked his followers as to whether or not they would like to see a Redmi watch as well. Usually, his feedback is succeeded by further posts regarding the product he talks about, so we can expect him to post more about the Redmi watch in the coming days.
As far as the Redmi watch is concerned, it will be the first-ever by Redmi and as we already know, devices under the Redmi sub-brand are usually cheaper when compared with their Mi counterparts, so the Redmi watch could very well turn out to be cheaper and less featured watch than the Mi watch.
The design of the Redmi watch is also being speculated to be more or less the same as the Mi Watch. We cannot expect the Redmi watch to change the processor and it will most likely be the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC which has four Cortex A7 cores and is clocked at 1.2GHz. The display of the Redmi Watch could also be different. For reference, the Mi Watch features a 1.78-inch AMOLED display with a 44-mm frame. The battery also could be toned down a little bit as the Mi Watch comes with a pretty beefy 570mAh battery which, as per the company, can last for up to 36 hours or two days on a single charge. Moreover, it could be possible that the Redmi watch might lack e-SIM support.
As far as the Mi Watch is concerned, a Pro variant of the watch is also reported to be in the works. As per the leaks, the Mi Watch Pro will feature a round dial unlike the square dial found in its standard variant. The launch date of the Pro variant is also not confirmed as of now. The standard variant (including the premium version which is priced at Yuan 1999), however, will go on sale on November 11 in China.
As of now, there is not much we know about the Redmi watch, but we are sure to receive further intel on the same in the coming days.
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