There are reports of a Xiaomi Mi Band 5 that’s on its way, with a possible announcement slated for the middle of the year. If you’re a fan of the Mi Band 4, then this rumour might be for you.
Sources to Tizenhelp say that the Mi Band 5 will come with a 1.2-inch AMOLED colour display. This makes it larger than the one on the Mi band 4, which measures in at 0.95 inches. It will also feature better contrast for improved visibility under harsh lighting, such as when under bright sunlight.
Another possible major improvement of the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 over the previous generation is global NFC support. Existing Mi Bands do have NFC, but they only work in China, and only support the company’s own Mi Pay system. Support for NFC globally is huge, and would definitely see it being used for other cashless payment systems.
As for its price, the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is believed to come with a price tag of CNY179 (~RM105). For now, rumours point to a June launch in China. But since this is all still a rumour, it remains to be seen if any of these are accurate.