Xiaomi’s next flagship smartphone, the Mi 8, is expected to be launched tomorrow on 31 May. Turns out, it won’t be the only new product that will be unveiled at the event: the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 will be introduced too.
It’s been two years since the Mi Band 2 was launched, so it goes without saying many have been wanting for a successor to the wearable. In fact, some fans noticed that the CEO of Xiaomi, Lei Jun, was wearing the Mi Band 3 back at the Black Shark phone launch.
Based on the image above, it seems like the Mi Band 3 will retain most of its predecessor’s design. It looks to be sporting a silicone strap still, and even the overall shape is reminiscent of the Mi Band 2. However, it does appear to feature a slightly larger display – it’s rumoured to be covered in 2.5D glass too, which should give it a more premium appearance.
Other alleged specifications of the Mi Band 3 include an IP67 rating, support for Bluetooth 4.2, no physical button, as well as NFC.
According to rumours, the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 may be very affordable too: it’s said to retail at only 169 Chinese yuan, which comes up to about RM105. Nonetheless, we’ll find out exactly how much the Mi Band 3 will cost – and what new features it brings – tomorrow.
(Source: MIUI Forum)