Told ya, Xiaomi is busy. But hey, what tech company isn’t busy these days? It’s actually better than being silent just waiting for financial reports to tell you revenue is going down. It may have been replaced by Huawei but Hugo Barra’s baby will continue to deliver quality products. We’re expecting the Xiaomi Max, MIUI 8, a chipset, plus possibly a Xiaomi UnionPay mobile payment service (Xiaomi Pay?).
Xiaomi entered the wearable game with the Mi Band 1S late last year and now we’re expecting the Mi Smartwatch. That’s aside from the Xaiomi Mi Band 2. The Xiaomi Mi smartwatch is something we’ve been anticipating for since the old Millet smartwatch rumors emerged a few years ago.
No more guessing as Xiaomi’s VP Liu De confirmed that a Mi smartwatch is almost ready. There’s a smartwatch and it’s about to be unveiled this 2nd quarter. Not much details have been shared but the company who makes the Mi Band, Huami, said the two will be out this Q2. Aside from the Mi band and the kids smartwatch, another wearable product will make shopping for a watch more confusing.
The Xiaomi Mi smartwatch should be more affordable compared to the popular wearables in the market today. The industry has already been established. It’s now up to the companies and OEMs to make them affordable and accessible for more people.