Today saw the release of the first ever Xiaomi-branded smartwatch, the Mi Watch. But according to a new leak, a Pro variant may be on the way as well.
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Xiaomi’s entry into the smartwatch space was made official today at an event in Beijing, China. The company announced the Mi Watch, a high-spec wearable that comes jam packed with the latest tech. There’s e-Sim/LTE support, built-in GPS, Qualcomm’s latest 3100 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage and much much more. You can read more about it here.
It’s fair to say the company has borrowed a lot from Apple when it comes to design. In fact some are going as far as to call the device an Apple Watch lookalike. It’s square in shape with rounded corners, it comes with a 1.78 inch AMOLED touchscreen, a rotating crown and a multi-purpose button. It is more thick, though, than the Apple Watch in order to house the enormous 570mAh battery.
The regular edition is made of an aluminum alloy body with a ceramic back. By the end of this year, Xiaomi will also drop a more pricey Premium Edition. This one comes with a sapphire crystal, polished stainless steel body and a stainless steel strap. But it looks like the company is not stopping there.
Another watch was name-dropped by a leakster (@Digital Chat Station) with a pretty good track record when it comes to these sorts of things. The Weibo post has been removed now, but not before it was spotted by GizChina. The Pro variant of Mi Watch moves away from the Applesque design.
This iteration comes with a round dial which is actually a pretty radical departure from the design of the other two versions. Not much is known about the specs but rumors point to additional memory and storage capacity.
Mi Watch will become available in China on November 11th, and Mi Watch Premium Edition by the end of this year. It is likely the Pro version will follow shortly after.
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