Tipster Ishan Agarwal has said that MRPs of Xiaomi Mi Band 5, and Mi Watch Revolve will be ₹2,999($41) and ₹10,999($149) respectively. He adds that both the products will hence be sold below the specified MRP and could start at around ₹2,499 for Mi Band 5 and less than ₹9,999 for Mi Watch Revolve.
We are still a week away from the Xiaomi Smarter living 2021 Event that is scheduled to happen on September 29 at 12 PM IST in India. However, the company has been consistently teasing new products every day. That said, let us have a look at what is coming on next Tuesday.
Just like last year, Xiaomi is focussing on bringing more IoT products. It has so far teased Mi Band 5, an AI speaker (rebranded XiaoAI Speaker from China), a Mi SmartWatch, and a Soap Dispenser.
Xiaomi launched the Mi Band 5 back in China back in June and a month later globally. Just like the predecessor, this one is also be rebadged as Mi Smart Band 5 in India. It has a bigger 1.1-inch AMOLED display with 450 nits brightness. Further, it has a six-axis accelerometer, a PPG sensor for heart-rate, and sleep monitoring. It also features a slightly higher 125mAh battery with 14-days of battery life, and supports magnetic charging.
Other features include 11 sport modes with PAI index, 100s of animated watch faces. However, there are chances we might lose the NFC on the Indian variant.
Back in December, Xiaomi brought a stripped-down version of the Mi Watch dubbed the Mi Watch Color in China with colorful straps. Later, it got rebadged as Mi Watch Revolve elsewhere. And going by the teasers from Xiaomi India, the Mi SmartWatch could indeed be the Mi Watch Revolve. However, the company is teasing the word “Evolve” in its teaser so we aren’t sure about the naming just yet.
That said, the Mi Watch shares some of its features from Huami’s Amazfit despite being made by Shangai Suo Prime Technology Ltd. It has a 1.39-inch circular dial with a 454×454 resolution. All the essential sensors including Accelerometer, Barometer, Heart-rate sensor along with 5ATM water-resistance is present. It also has a 420mAh battery, 24×7 heart-rate, sleep, and stress monitoring, 10 sport modes, and Wi-Fi, Bluetooth for connectivity.
Xiaomi announced a smart speaker Art powered by Xiao-AI assistant back in May in China. Teasers from Xiaomi India suggests that this might be heading to India. However, considering the Xiao-AI assistant is sort of limited to China, we can expect the Indian variant to be powered by Google/Amazon’s Alexa but we will have to wait for that.
The AI speaker has a 2.5-inch speaker unit with a DTS sound profile. Featuring a metallic build, the speaker has capacitive touch keys for media controls. Other features include Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 5 for connectivity, and Stereo 2.0 sound.
Xiaomi seems to have captured the market’s moment as one of the products at the smarter living event will be an Automatic Soap Dispenser. From the teaser, it looks more like the Mijia Soap Dispenser from 2018. It has a dispenser top with a protruding tip, a 320mm flask of soap enough for 400 hand-washes.
It uses a near-field Infrared Sensor to sense the hand motion and as we bring our hands near to the tip, it spills out the soap required for one hand-wash. The Chinese variant also comes with anti-bacterial and PH-Neutral soap solution in the box. However, it requires 4-AA batteries to run the dispenser. At a time when keeping our hands clean and maintaining social distancing is necessary, this seems like a bang-on product from Xiaomi.
Xiaomi’s poster for the Smarter living event also includes an image of a Smart Bulb. This could be another variant of the recently launched Smart Bulb. Further, Xiaomi has teased the arrival of new Sneakers in India and this could be a rebadged Mijia Sneakers 3/4 but we aren’t sure about it yet.
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