Xiaomi’s new Mi Watch is going to launch on November 5 in China. The smartwatch from Xiaomi will come loaded with Google’s Android Wear OS and will take on Fitbit and Apple. The company has announced several features of the device and people have started speculating if the Mi Watch would actually sport a camera or not. To clarify all the speculations, Pan Jiutang, Partner of Xiaomi Industry Investment Department, put out a Weibo post. Here’s what he says about the new Mi Watch:
Pan Jiutang says that to insert a camera module in the Mi Watch is definitely not possible and he called it as a True Smartwatch and a Miniphone which can make calls, send messages connect to internet independently. The smartwatch has features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, supports eSIM card, and much more.
The Mi Watch is equipped with Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset which is touted to be called high-performance CPU. The device also comes with a separate linear motor and independent speakers, and a high-capacity battery. Interestintly, the Moto 360 smartwatch that got launched today also comes with the same chipset.
Along with the Mi Watch, Xiaomi is also launching CC9 Pro and Mi TV 5 on November 5 in China. The CC9 Pro is the world’s first smartphone to sport a 108MP camera. As for the pricing of the Mi Watch, Xiaomi is expected to price the device around CNY 1500 to CNY 2000 in China (approx Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 in India).