Xiaomi launched its Xiaomi Mi Band 4 fitness tracker back in 2019 and we are yet to see its successor. Back in August 2019, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer had confirmed that it had begun working on the Xiaomi Mi Band 5. Now, it looks like the launch of the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is nearing. The company’s official Mijia Weibo account has today broken the news about its upcoming online product launch event on April 3, 2020. The text on the Weibo post clearly hints at the launch of the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 fitness tracker. Take a look at the company’s product launch announcement and find out what we know about the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 so far.
Xiaomi Mi Band 5: Expected Launch Date and Specifications
As seen in the Weibo post, the company has shared the IDC Global Wearable Smart Device Market report data for the 2014 to 2019 period. During the period, the global shipments of wearable devices from Xiaomi have exceeded the 100 million mark. Post the report data, the text reads about the arrival of ‘new wearables’ on April 3, 2PM Chinese time. Here’s what the Weibo post reads (roughly translated from Chinese):
People everywhere are happy! According to the IDC Global Wearable Smart Device Market Report 2014-2019, Xiaomi’s total global shipments of wearable devices exceed 100 million!
At the same time, our new friends in wearables will also meet with you at the Xiaomi Smart Inn # 米粉 节 # live broadcast on April 3 at 14 o’clock . Guess what new friends are? Forwards + comments, pumping out a little cute new
Clearly, this is a strong indication that the company will launch the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 on April 3, amongst other products (notice the text “our new friends in wearables”).
As far as the specifications of the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 go, little is known about the company’s upcoming fitness band as of now. That being said, the world of rumors has speculated that the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 will come with a 1.2-inch AMOLED color display, which will be considerably larger than the 0.95-inch panel of the Xiaomi Mi Band 4. The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is expected to feature NFC, which its predecessor also did. The catch here is the fact that its predecessor did not take the NFC feature along when it travelled overseas. The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 global variant is also tipped to feature NFC support and is said to have support for payments via Google Pay and Mi Pay.
As far as the pricing goes, the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is said to be priced at CNY 179, which will be somewhere around $25 in the global markets. This, however, is not confirmed as of now, so we might as well take it with a slight grain of salt for now.
For now, this is pretty much all the information that we have about the Xiaomi Mi Band 5, but we are pretty sure to receive more intel about it in no time as the alleged launch date is not too far from now.
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