Mi Band 3
Mi Band is a cheap wearable fitness tracker from Xiaomi. At the event on Thursday, Xiaomi unveiled the third iteration of the device, Mi Band 3. So let’s look at some of the key specifications of the device.
The Mi Band 3 comes with a 0.78-inch OLED Display with a resolution of 128*80. On the connectivity front, there is Bluetooth 4.2. The device will be compatible with almost all android phones with Android 4.4 & above or Apple devices with iOS 9.0 & above. The device runs on a 110 mAh lithium-ion battery and has a battery backup of 20 days according to the company. The band is waterproof up to a depth of 50m & comes with all the basic sensors one would need like Pedometer & Heart Rate. Although there’s no onboard GPS which is a little heartbreaking. Mi Band 3 will be available in three basic colors, Black, Blue & Orange. The straps will be interchangeable & can be swapped with a new one.
There’s also an NFC version which comes with all the same specs as the Mi Band 3.
Pricing & Availability
Xiaomi didn’t give any date as for when it will be available for purchase but it should be available for purchase as soon as starting next month.
1. Mi Band 3 – ¥169 ( ~ $26 US )
2. Mi Band 3 ( NFC Version ) – ¥199 ( ~ $31 US )
Mi TV 4
Xiaomi entered the television market last year and since then have released quite a few television sets. The one launched at the event was a 75-inch model of the Mi TV 4.
Mi TV 4 has a display resolution of 3840x2160p (4K) which is HDR Complaint and comes with an Amlogic Cortex A53 Quad-core Processor clocked at 1.8 GHz & Mali T830 GPU on board. There’s 2GB of RAM & 32GB of internal storage. The TV set is just 11.3mm thick & has a nearly bezel-less design. On the software front, there’s Patchwall, which is Xiaomi’s own take on Android TV.
There is also an AI-Based Smart Assistant from Xiaomi for basic voice tasks. The sound is outputted through two 8W speakers with Dolby Audio & DTS-HD built in. In terms of connectivity, there’s onboard WiFi & Bluetooth, one Ethernet port, 3*HDMI 2.0 ports, one AV Port and two USB ports. The Television weighs in around 35.1 kgs without the base.
Price and Availability
The TV will go on sale from June 10 and will be available for ¥8999 ( ~$1400 US ).
Mi VR is a standalone Virtual Reality Headset by Xiaomi in collaboration with Oculus. Powering the VR headset is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC and it comes in two storage variants. The on the board display screen has a resolution of 2560x1440p. There’s also onboard WiFi, a 3.5mm audio jack for connecting audio devices & a micro-USB port for charging the headset. Mi VR will be available in two different storage variants.
Xiaomi has also stated that upon launch there will be thousands of games to choose from and all are optimized for the headset.
Pricing and Availability
The Virtual Reality Headset is available for preorder right now. As for the price the base model with 32GB storage is priced at ¥1499 (~ $233 US ) and the more premium version, the one with 64GB of onboard storage is priced at ¥1799 (~$280 US ).
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