- Tram Ho
The Mi Band smart bracelet product line of Xiaomi has been very popular with users, because of its low price and offers many essential features to help track health and exercise. After the success of Mi Band 4, Xiaomi will of course launch Mi Band 5 this year.
A few leaked images have previously revealed major changes of the Mi Band 5 compared to its predecessor. It is worth noting that on the screen there is a fairly large circular cutout, which some people predict may be a camera lens. It is quite interesting that a health monitoring smart bracelet is integrated with a selfie camera.
The Mi Band 5 has a 1.2 inch screen.
However, according to the actual images posted on Weibo, it has been confirmed that the hole in the screen of the Mi Band 5 is not a camera, but a button. It works the same as the Home button on a smartphone.
The latest leaked image also reveals that the Mi Band 5 will have a new charger. The Mi Band 4 has a stand type charger, you will have to remove the screen part from the strap and put it on the stand to charge. The Mi Band 5 will have a charger that plugs directly into the bottom edge, instead of the stand, which makes charging easier.
New style charger of Mi Band 5.
Besides hardware changes, Mi Band 5 also has many upgrades and new features. One of them is the integration of Alexa virtual assistant, but it is not known whether Alexa will be integrated right into the smart bracelet, or will only be activated on smartphones.
Mi Band 5 will support NFC connectivity, helping to make mobile payments quickly. In addition, Mi Band 5 is also expected to feature blood oxygen levels. This is one of the very important health tracking features, which Apple is also expected to integrate with the Apple Watch 6.
Screen interface of Mi Band 5.
Another leaked source revealed that the Mi Band 5 will have a larger screen, from 0.95 inches (Mi Band 4) to 1.2 inches. While there’s no built-in camera, the Mi Band 5 will be able to remotely control the camera app on a smartphone.
In addition, Mi Band 5 will have up to 11 different workout tracking modes. Besides the regular mode, there will be some special tracking modes such as yoga or indoor cycling.
Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is likely to be launched next month, with an estimated selling price of about 28 USD.
Source : Genk