Xiaomi’s Mi Smartwatch Confirmed, Thanks to an Official Website Listing
Xiaomi’s upcoming Mi Smartwatch has been making rounds for quite sometime now. Initial rumours had hinted an official launch alongside the Mi Max in Beijing early last month, but unfortunately that didn’t turn out to be true. Now, in an unlikely incident, the high flying Chinese company have listed a new category of devices called Smartwatch in their official website, thereby confirming the presence of the same yet again.
Early last month, Liu De, Co-Founder and VP of Xiaomi had confirmed the presence of a Xiaomi Smartwatch at the launch of the Mi Max in China. He has also added that the Mi Smartwatch will debut sometime in the second half of 2016. While this doesn’t give much information regarding the exact launch date of the smartwatch; the CEO of Huami, the company which apparently manufactures the wearables for Xiaomi, including the iconic Mi Band, states that the Chinese brand will launch the Mi Smartwatch in September.
Mi Smartwatch or whatsoever Xiaomi may call it, won’t be the first smartwatch by Lei Jun led company. In fact, Xiaomi recently launched their first wearable targeted at kids dubbed the Mi Bunny Smartwatch at an asking price of 299 Yuan which is about $46/Rs 3,100 approximately.
Incidentally a basic design sketch of the Mi Smartwatch got leaked, thereby providing some valuable information regarding the external get up of the watch. Provided the leaked render turns out to be true, the Mi Smartwatch may sport a round dial with the company logo up top. That aside, the sketch reveals the presence of two physical buttons to the side along with a thick base.