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Mi Watch Lite with a smaller display passes through the FCC

Mi Watch Lite has dropped by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It comes with a smaller square display than the original launched last year.

The wearable was previously approved by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and the UL (Demko) authority. So we knew it was coming. The documentation accompanying those certifications mention the exact same model number as the FCC registration.

Mi Watch Lite – specs

The US regulator has revealed quite a bit about the new smartwatch. The packaging screenshots that accompany the filing show both a picture of the timepiece and some key specs.

Mi Watch Lite will look very similar to the original that was released in November last year. It will have a square 1.41 inch “Colorful HD Touchscreen” and a single button on the right edge. The important change is that the screen will be smaller as compared to the 1.78 inch AMOLED touchscreen on the current version.

From the limited info that is available on the new device, this seems to be the main change. We are also pretty certain Mi Watch Lite will come without LTE.

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The packaging mentions 5 ATM water-resistance, 24 hour heart rate monitoring, built-in GPS, multiple fitness modes including swimming stroke recognition. These are all features that are also present on the original watch.

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The device has a 230 mAH Lithium-ion battery on-board that supports 5W charging. The capacity is much smaller than on its predecessor which packs a 570 mAH battery.

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Xiaomi has not confirmed anything yet, but the wearable is clearly in the works. Mi Watch Lite might be released under the Redmi brand in some markets such as China. Redmi is planning a launch event for Redmi Note phones, so there’s a chance we might see the new watch then.

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