Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has confirmed that it will soon launch the next iteration of its fitness device, the Mi Band 4. In a post on Chinese microblogging site Weibo, Xiaomi officially announced that it would launch the Mi Band 4 on 11 June at an event in China.
The Mi Band 4 is expected to come with a new colour OLED panel that will be a bit bigger than the current model, the Mi Band 3. Some reports suggest that the new Mi Band would come with NFC connectivity as well, but only in top trim. It would also be available in a wider range of colours.
The outgoing Mi Band 3 is currently priced at ₹1,999 and comes with a bunch of clever features including the ability to receive notifications and read WhatsApp messages on the screen. It has a recessed control button which lets you navigate the watch and even accept and decline calls. It comes with Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity and is powered by a 110mAh Li-polymer battery, which Xiaomi claims to provide 20 days of battery life. It is also water resistant up to 50 m.
According to a December 2018 International Data Corporation (IDC) report, the Mi Band 3 became India’s largest selling smart wearable product within three months of its launch.
The company will also launch the Mi 9T and 9T Pro on June 12 in China. The smartphones are expected to be re-branded Redmi K20 and K20 Pro. They are expected to feature the same pop-up camera, notch-less display. The Mi 9T and 9T Pro are expected to be re-branded for western markets; the Indian versions are expected to be K20 and K20 Pro as confirmed by Xiaomi on Monday.