Xiaomi at its Global Mi Phone Premiere event in New Delhi apart from the Xiaomi Mi 4i also launched the Mi Band in India, at Rs. 999. The fitness tracking band will go up for registrations at 2pm IST on Tuesday, and the first 1,000 registrants will get the band at Re. 1. It will be available to purchase via the company’s Mi.com portal, and will go up for sale on May 5.
The Xiaomi Mi Band, like most existing wearable devices in the market, focuses on user’s health by helping them track their fitness and sleeping routine. The fitness tracking band also features Bluetooth wireless connectivity to pair with smartphones. The fitness tracking band was first unveiled in July last year, and went on sale in August in China.
Flaunting an aluminium surface with a micro laser perforation and no display screen, the Xiaomi Mi Band is water resistant (IP67) and has a standby life of 30 days. Once paired with the smartphone, the Mi Band can be used to unlock the user’s smartphone without typing any password or patterns. The Mi Band will be available in range of colour variants including Blue, Pink, Brown, Black, Purple and Grey.
The Xiaomi event was attended by CEO and Founder Lei Jun, and VP Xiaomi Global Hugo Barra. The firm, also known as China’s Apple, launched the Mi 4i at the event, priced at Rs. 12,999. The smartphone will be made available in its first flash sale on April 30 on Flipkart, and go up for registrations at 8pm on Thursday.
The Mi 4i features a unibody polycarbonate body, and has a soft touch matte finish with an anti-grease coating. Xiaomi says the dual-SIM dual standby smartphone is 12 percent thinner than the Mi 4, and 13 percent lighter, at 7.8mm and 130 grams. Both SIM card slots support 4G LTE connectivity, and the phone is compatible with LTE bands in India.
The smartphone sports a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) fully laminated OGS Corning Concore IPS Sharp JDI display. The smartphone runs MIUI 6 based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, and supports 6 Indian languages – Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, and Tamil. It is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor coupled an Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB of RAM.