Xiaomi’s partner Huami officially announced that Mi Band 5 is expected to be released later this year. The rumors came to a head shortly before the Chinese manufacturer presented the Redmi Band, an even cheaper fitness tracker.
When it comes to fitness trackers, Xiaomi currently has the edge. The Mi Band family sells like hot cakes worldwide, especially since the introduction of the Mi Band 4, which is sold for about $30. A successor in the form of the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 has been discussed for months, but an exact release date is still not known. However, in a statement on the Chinese microblogging platform Weibo, Xiaomi’s production partner Huami announced that the work is progressing and that the next generation of the fitness tracker is to be officially introduced before the end of this year.
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After Redmi Band the Mi Band 5 can be an exciting release
Fans of the smart bands assumed that Xiaomi would release Mi Band 5 already at the beginning of April. Instead, the even cheaper Redmi Band was presented. It is now offered in the Asian region for the equivalent of only $13. Little is known about the new features of Mi Band 5 so far. Experts assume that Xiaomi will have a larger 1.2-inch OLED display with improved brightness and contrast characteristics. The NFC module is also to be expanded with various functions such as support for Google Pay.
Thus, there are still many questions left unanswered besides the design, until a suitable teaser may be released in the next days or weeks. If Xiaomi stays true to its current price range, the Mi Band 5 could also be launched for under $40. Those who can’t or don’t want to wait any longer for the launch should take a closer look at the current Xiaomi Mi Band 4 or Redmi Band.