Come May 10, Xiaomi is hosting an event in Beijing, China, where the company is expected to unveil the new Mi Max phablet, the next-gen Mi Band 2 with LED display and the new MIUI 8 with Material Design makeover. We have already come across the leaked photos of Mi Max and also the Mi Band 2, which was also teased by CEO Lei Jun. Now it seems that while the Mi Band 2 unveiling may still happen on May 10, the actual launch may be delayed due to production issues. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 could launch as a high-end phone with tons of exciting featuresAlso Read - Xiaomi confirms Mi 11 Lite colour variants in India: Here are the options available
Huang Wang, the CEO of Huami that manufactures Mi Band for Xiaomi, took it to Weibo to address the production issues, PhoneArena reports. Wang said that manufacturing problems are preventing them from manufacturing enough devices to meet the demand. It is important to point out that the ridiculously cheap Mi Band and Mi Band 1S sold extremely well, which also got Xiaomi in the top list of wearable manufacturers. While both bands offer fitness tracking of the number of steps taken and sleep monitoring, it lacked a display. Also Read - Best wearable gift ideas under Rs 5,000 for Father's Day 2021
In order to check health and fitness related data, users were required to open the iOS or Android app, the device was paired to. However, with the LED display on the Mi Band 2 and a physical button, users could easily check the data right on the device screen, without having to open the app. This does not mean the app will go away, it will still be there to log the data, backup on cloud and check daily, weekly and monthly stats among others.
The manufacturing issue has also been confirmed by CEO Lei Jun, who said users may have to wait a month before they could actually get their hands on the next-gen fitness tracker, the publication reports.