Xiaomi’s Mi Bands are extremely popular for being the cheap, feature-filled wearables that they are. The newest member in the series the Mi Band 5 has been anticipated for a while now and thanks to various rumors and leaks, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect from it. Now, we also know its launch date.
Xiaomi has announced that the new Mi Band will go official on June 11 in China. Coincidentally, Xiaomi is also launching a Mi Notebook in India on the same date.
The Chinese launch of the Mi Band 5 is pretty much in line with that of the Mi Band 4 last year. Keeping that in mind, we can expect the new fitness tracker to have a similar launch timeframe for global markets as well. Last year, the Mi Band 4 launched globally just days after its China reveal. So it’s quite possible the Mi Band 5 will also release in UK and Europe soon after its June 11 unveiling.
It’s also likely that Xiaomi will rebrand the global version of the Mi Band 5 to Mi Smart Band 5, as was the case last year. It’s rumored that this international variant will lack NFC support for payments.