Xiaomi was the most successful smartphone manufacturer in China last year, and that is saying a lot considering China is the largest smartphone market in the world. This company managed to sell around 70 million smartphones in 2015, and a number of other smart gadgets, like fitness trackers, tablets, etc. That being said, Xiaomi has already introduced quite a few devices this year, including their Mi 5 flagship smartphone, and the Mi Max phablet. The company’s executives have announced that Xiaomi’s drone is on its way as well, and that it will be announced before the end of the month, and now we know when exactly, read on.
The company’s latest teaser image not only gave us a sneak peek at Xiaomi’s upcoming drone, but also revealed the release date of this device. This drone will be announced on May 25th, which is next Wednesday. The teaser image does show off the drone, but due to the way the image was processed, we don’t really get to see a lot. Xiaomi did this on purpose, of course, but it seems like the device will sport a camera on it, which was to be expected. We’ve been hearing about Xiaomi’s drone for quite some time now, and a number of rumors actually suggested that consumers will be able to operate this device with the help of the Mi Band, and even some allegedly official patent sketches have surfaced a while back as well showing off that very same functionality. This drone is expected to be able to follow you around if you’re wearing a Mi Band, and with the help of a companion app for your smartphone, you’ll be able to take full control of the drone. Now, keep in mind that this info has not been confirmed in any way, we’ll just have to wait a couple more days in order to see what’s what.
As a side note, Xiaomi will also introduce the Mi Band 2 soon, the company’s CEO has said that it will arrive in early June. This means that we have two Xiaomi products to look forward to in the next few weeks, and we’re not looking at smartphones here. That is more or less it, stay tuned for additional info.