The highly anticipated update to Xiaomi’s flagship activity tracker will launch on May 24 in China. The company sheared a few posters before the event. There have also been leaked retail box images of the Mi Band 7 NFC version.
Like clockwork, every year we get a new Xiaomi activity band. Sometimes it lands in June or May, last year it fell a little earlier – in March. The device is a huge success. It is one of the best-selling budget fitness bands in the world, usually selling in the millions just days after launch.
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A hint that the Mi Band 7 is in the works came from Belgian and Indonesian certification agencies in March. This revealed a device with the model number “M2129B1”. Although this did not say anything about possible functionality, it confirmed the existence of the gadget.
It’s been over 12 months now since the latest iteration launched. Apparently, the resurgence of coronavirus and quarantine restrictions in China pushed back the release date of the device.
We now know for sure that the launch of Mi Band 7 is tomorrow, most likely alongside the Redmi Note 11T series smartphones. Check out the teaser posters below.
Additionally, Xiaomi apparently has a smartwatch in the works. This one will be an upgrade of Mi Watch which saw the light of day at the end of 2020. This one is also expected to drop in the near future. But it doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing it at the event in China on May 24.
What to expect from Mi Band 7
We were expecting Mi Band 7 to come with a bigger screen and it is now confirmed. Reports size the AMOLED at 1.62 inches, so slightly larger than the 1.56 inches of its predecessor. This was confirmed by the retail box leak which you can see below. The display should gain an always-on option, although this remains unconfirmed.
Other than that, the retail packaging confirms 5ATM water resistance, 180mAh battery (up from 125mAh last year), 100+ sports modes, Xiao AI assistant and watch faces.
We might also see built-in GPS, features like smart wake, passcode, battery saver mode and more. At least that’s what the leaks indicate. Band 7 is also expected to work with Zepp OS applications.
Not too long now before we find the final details. As before, expect Mi Band 7 to launch in a standard edition and an NFC edition.
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