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Mi Band 5 set to launch today: Everything we know about it so far

Xiaomi is all set to launch Mi Band 5 in China today. Here's everything you need to know about the fitness tracker.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: June 11, 2020 11:41:22 am
mi band 5 Xiaomi Mi Band 5 will be launched tomorrow. (Image: Weibo/Xiaomi)

Xiaomi is also set to launch its next-gen fitness tracker Mi Band 5 in its home market China tomorrow on June 11, 2020. Building on the hype of the wearable device, Xiaomi has shared a teaser on Weibo confirming new features that are in line with the earlier leaks.

Based on the recent Mi Band 5 teaser and numerous leaks in the past, we know a lot about the upcoming Xiaomi wearable device. Here’s everything we know about the Mi Band 5:

As per the Mi Band 5 teaser posted on Weibo, the fitness tracker will have a dynamic OLED screen, magnetic charging, NFC, remote control for pictures, 11 professional sports modes, and new women’s health functionalities. The teaser also mentions that the Mi Band 5 will have a professional sensor upgrade, which could refer to the new blood-oxygen saturation sensor (SpO2) that is said to help track stress and breathing.

mi band 5 Mi Band 5 teaser shared on Weibo. (Image: Weibo/Xiaomi)

As per previous reports, the Mi Band 5 will feature a 1.2-inch coloured AMOLED display that will be brighter and has more contrast compared to its predecessor.

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It has been reported that the NFC-enabled model of the Mi Band 5 will only be available in China, whereas the global variant will not have the NFC, limiting the contactless payment with the fitness tracker only to Xiaomi’s home market.

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Earlier reports have also suggested the availability of a new magnetic charging feature as well as camera shutter control feature, which has been now confirmed by the new teaser. The Mi Band 5 is also said to come with five new fitness activity trackers— yoga, elliptical, rowing machine, jumping rope, and indoor cycling.

In an earlier teaser, Xiaomi confirmed that the Mi Band 5 will come in four colours— yellow, red, green, and black. Xiaomi has not said anything about the presence of virtual assistant on the Mi Band 5 but leaks have suggested that the new tracker will come with Alexa-support for the global markets.

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When it comes to pricing, Mi Band 5 has been tipped to be priced at Yaun 200 (around Rs 2,100). However, there is no confirmation from Xiaomi’s side. Considering Mi Band 4 was launched in India for Rs 2,299, the new device could be priced around the same.

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