Xiaomi Mi Band 7 with 1.62 inch display ready to launch

The much anticipated update to Xiaomi’s flagship activity tracker will launch on May 24th in China. The company has sheared a few teaser posters ahead of the event. There has also been a leak of retail box images of the Mi Band 7 NFC version.

Like clockwork, each year we get a new Xiaomi activity band. Sometimes it lands in June or May, last year it dropped a bit earlier – in March. The device has been a huge success. It is of the best selling budget fitness bands in the world, typically selling in the millions just a few days following a launch.

A clue that the Mi Band 7 is in the works had came from Belgian and Indonesian certification agencies in March. This revealed a device with model number “M2129B1”. While this didn’t really say anything about possible features, it did confirm the existence of the gadget.

It has been more than 12 months now since the last iteration was launched. Apparently, the resurgence of coronavirus and quarantine restrictions in China has pushed back the release date of the device.

Now we know for sure that the launch of Mi Band 7 is tomorrow, most probably alongside the Redmi Note 11T series smartphones. Check out the teaser posters below.

Furthermore, Xiaomi apparently has a smartwatch in the works. This one will be an upgrade to Mi Watch which saw the light of day at the end of 2020. That one is also expected to drop in the near future. But it doesn’t seem that we will see it at the event in China on the 24th of May.


What to expect from Mi Band 7

We were expecting Mi Band 7 to come with a larger display and this is now confirmed. Reports size the AMOLED at 1.62 inches, so slightly bigger than the 1.56 inches of its predecessor. This has been further confirmed by the leak of the retail box that you can see below. The display is expected to gain an always-on option, although this remains unconfirmed.

Other than that, the retail packaging confirms 5 ATM water-resistance, a 180 mAh battery (up on 125 mAh last year), 100+ sports modes, support for the Xiao AI assistant and watch faces.

We could also see built-in GPS, features such as smart wake, passcode, Power Saving Battery Mode and more. At least that is what the leaks point to. It is also expected that Band 7 will work with applications from the Zepp operating system.

Not too long now before we find the final details. As before, expect Mi Band 7 to launch in a Standard Edition and NFC Edition.

Source: Weibo

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