Mi Band 5 has been leaked, and it has revealed some key information about the upcoming successor to the popular Mi Band series. Set to get an incremental update, Mi Band 5 will come with upgraded features with global NFC support.
Mi Band 5 will come with a larger 1.2-inch display this time.
According to the leak, the Mi Band 5 is already into the making, and it will soon be hitting the market. With some upgrades, Mi Band 5 will sport a 1.2-inch display this time with added features and support for NFC for the global variant.
Mi Band 5 Specs, Features: Mi Band 5 Top Features
While the whole Mi Band series has been about affordable fitness bands, the company had tried to innovate with every generation of bands with upgraded features and added functionalities. Xiaomi is now the number one wearables brand in India.
As per the leak, the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is already in the making, and the new tracker will feature a 1.2 inch OLED display. The bigger display hints at a change in the design, with the same features as heart rate sensor and other specs.
Xiaomi this time has decided to go with NFC for the global variant, which means you can pay with your Mi Band 5 at POS spots without taking out your smartphone or card.
There are multiple payment options now who offer NFC based payments including popular platforms as Google Pay.
Even Xiaomi has its own Mi Pay. The service is available in India currently, and it can be a great way to integrate the Mi Band 5 and payment services. Currently, Mi Band 4 only supports Mi Pay, but a wider adoption of other services is expected with Mi Band 5.
Till now, NFC was only offered with Mi Bands available in China, as Mi Band 3 or Mi Band 4. But Mi Band 5 will be bringing in this new technology to support NFC globally.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 4 was launched in India back in September at Rs 2,299.
Xiaomi Mi Band 4 comes with a 0.95-inch AMOLED touchscreen colour display offering a resolution of 240 x 120 pixels.
Mi Band 4 comes with additional features and the same design as Mi Band 3. The upcoming Mi Band 5 will have a better and bigger display, bigger width and design. It will have the heart-rate sensor, step counter, touch display and supports voice commands.
Mi Band 5 Launch: Mi Band 5 Price, Mi Band 5 India Launch
In China, the Mi Band 5 will cost 179 yuan (around Rs 1,830), and will launch in June, in the second half of 2020. Mi Band 5 India price is expected to be in the same bracket as Mi Band 4, under Rs 2,500.
Mi Band 5 India launch will happen later in 2020, probably during September – October.
The market is now flooded with multiple affordable fitness. Realme also plans to bring its own fitness band in the second quarter of 2020, so Xiaomi has to price Mi Band 5 accordingly.