Last year, Xiaomi launched its first-ever smartwatch called Mi Watch in its home country China. A few weeks later, the company unveiled a cheaper and circular version of this wearable called Mi Watch Color. Now, almost a year later, the firm’s sub-brand is all set to debut its smartwatch as it now gets certified by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
Ever since Redmi became an independent brand, it has been launching a wide variety of products apart from smartphones. However, it has only released a single wearable in the form of Redmi Band (aka Redmi Smart Band & Mi Band 4C).
That said, there have been rumors for a Redmi-branded smartwatch for a very long time. This upcoming wearable going by the model number REDMIWT01 has now cleared MIIT certification in China, as per a screenshot shared by well-known leakster Digital Chat Sation on Weibo.
The tipster says that this smartwatch will be launching in October with great battery life. Hence, we don’t expect it to run Android Wear operating system as it is not known for good battery performance.
We believe that this forthcoming Redmi smartwatch will run a proprietary OS as found in the Mi Watch Color. Other than the model number and battery life, nothing else is known about this mysterious wearable.
Having said that, Xiaomi is yet to debut its smartwatches in international markets. The Mi Watch Color is expected to launch as Mi Watch Revolve in India on September 29.
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