Xiaomi is China’s number one smartphone OEM at the moment. This is a very interesting company which we’ve talked about many times before. Xiaomi has released a number of ‘smart’ devices thus far this year, including quite a few compelling smartphones, like the Mi Note, Mi Note Pro, Redmi 2A, Mi 4i, etc. This Chinese smartphone OEM has also announced a number of other tech gadgets, like smart TVs, a water purifier, a smart scale etc. The Xiaomi Mi Band 1S is rumored to be launched soon, and we’re here to talk about yet another Xiaomi-branded wearable, read on.
The Xiaomi Smartwatch has been rumored many times before, but we haven’t seen anything pop up lately. There were some rumors that Xiaomi is planning to launch this wearable, but that’s it, we haven’t seen any additional info, thus far at least. According to the source, the Xiaomi smartwatch will be fueled by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 64-bit quad-core SoC, and will ship with 512MB of RAM on the inside. 4GB of internal storage will also be available, and you can also expect it to sport a heart rate monitor. The 1.3-inch display will be on there as well, but we don’t know what shape will it be just yet. The leaker has also mentioned that the watch will arrive this November, and that it will cost 600 Yuan ($96).
Take all of this with a grain of salt, as it usually goes with rumors, but the specs seem relatively possible. Xiaomi’s smartwatch was rumored many times before and those rumors didn’t really pan out, so we’re wondering if this rumor is legit. Anyhow, Xiaomi has recently because the 2nd largest smartband maker in the world thanks to their extremely affordable Mi Band wearable. Releasing the smartwatch would make all the sense in the world for Xiaomi, but things are more complicated than we think. Xiaomi actually sells their smartphones only in Asia and Brazil at the moment, so we’re wondering if this thing will run Android Wear or not. As you all probably know already, Android devices for the Chinese market don’t really ship with Google Play Servies pre-installed because those are blocked in China. Either way, we’ll report back if anything new pops up, stay tuned.