Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun has already revealed the full design of their first Mi-branded smartwatch, likely to be called the Mi Watch. The Mi Watch – or whatever Xiaomi decides to call it – will look a lot like the Apple Watch. Now the company has shared a new render, revealing all the strap colour options of the upcoming Mi Watch.
The straps of the Mi Watch will be made of a form of rubber with anti-allergic and anti-sweat properties. The Mi Watch straps will be available in as many four colours – black, gray, white and blue. It is yet to be seen if Xiaomi will be offering more customization options on top of the existing stock solution – like the Apple Watch.
The Mi Watch will come in black and silver dial with a curved, possibly OLED display. A render shared by Lei Jun recently showed off the device’s lock screen hinting at an always-on display on this one. On the side there will be a crown and possibly the sleep/wake button – much like the Apple Watch. There will also be a microphone in the middle.
Speaking of features and connectivity, Mijia which is the Xiaomi subsidiary making the Mi Watch, has revealed that it will support e-SIM for cellular connectivity which means that it will be possible to stay connected on it without a tethered smartphone. The Mi Watch will also support NFC as well as GPS. While hardware isn’t explicitly mentioned, the Mi Watch will possibly be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100.
The Mi Watch will be based on the company’s own MIUI software customized for smartwatches. The company has previously shared a couple of hands-on videos teasing the Mi Watch and in it, it has confirmed the software that will drive it. The software inside the Mi Watch will simply be called MIUI for Watch and even though it will be based on Android, it won't be Wear OS.
Xiaomi will launch the Mi Watch in China on November 5 alongside the Mi CC9 Pro – a phone that will come with a 108MP penta camera setup on the rear.