Xiaomi Mi Band 3 Price Leaked Ahead Of Its May 31st Launch
Xiaomi will host a launch event on May 31st in Beijing, China. The company will launch the Mi 8 and the Mi Band 3 at the event to commemorate Xiaomi’s 8 years. The Chinese smartphone maker is expected to launch the first-ever Android smartphone with Face ID-like 3D facial recognition system. However, the Mi Band 3 is also a very important for the company as Xiaomi prides itself on being more than just a smartphone brand.
The Mi Band 3 will succeed the Mi Band 2 and has been in the news ever since the CEO of Xiaomi was pictured wearing it. Lei Jun, CEO of Xiaomi confirmed that the Mi Band 3 will indeed launch on May 31st and now, a leaked image has revealed the pricing details of the soon to be launched wearable. The image appears to be an official listing of the band and has a price tag of CNY 169, which translates to about Rs 1780. For context, the Mi Band 2 is priced at Rs 1799 in India right now. The Mi Band 3 could launch at a price of Rs 1999 in India.
The next iteration of Xiaomi’s successful Mi Band series is expected to sport a display similar to its predecessor. There are rumours that the display will have a 2.5D curved glass on top. The Mi Band 3 could also get rid of the physical button and introduce gestures for navigation. Apart from that, the Mi Band 3 is expected to be IP67 rated for water and dust resistance and also have support for Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC.
Lei Jun also said Xiaomi has been testing the Band 3 for two-three months, and found it to be far better than the company’s previous two Mi Bands. The May 31st event will see Xiaomi launch a plethora of products. The Mi Band 3 will have a hard time gaining everyone’s attention as the Mi 8 is expected to be the headline-grabber.