Xiaomi has not hidden the fact that it is working on a smartwatch. In fact, last we heard the company was gearing up to launch its first smartwatch sometime in the second half of this year. Turns out, Xiaomi could be launching a Mi smartwatch sooner than later, with the listing of a watch having appeared on the company’s official website. Also Read - Amazon Prime Day sale deals revealed: Discount on OnePlus Nord CE, Mi 11X, Samsung Galaxy M42Also Read - Xiaomi might have a new Snapdragon 888 phone up its sleeve, to be Mi 11T
Xiaomi’s China website has listed watch as a product category in the smart devices section, which was spotted by GizmoChina. Unfortunately, there are no details available at the time of filing this story. That said, an alleged render of the smartwatch has surfaced online. Unlike the Apple Watch, this render hints at a Mi smartwatch with a round display and a Mi logo at the top. There are two physical buttons on the right side as well. A closer look at the render also reveals what looks like a Moto 360-like dead space at the bottom. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2 Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Edition showcased in India
While no other details are available, it is safe to assume that the smarwatch will have some sort of fitness tracking capabilities built-in, and will also be relatively affordable as compared to other smartwatches available in the market today. It is, however, too early to say just how authentic this render is, and we would advise you to take it with the proverbial pinch of salt.
From what we have heard so far, this upcoming smartwatch is being built by Huami, the company which makes the Mi Bands for Xiaomi. In a recent interview, Huami s CEO Wang confirmed the existence of the smartwatch. Though there is no concrete evidence on when Xiaomi could launch the smartwatch, rumors peg for a September time frame.