Last year, Xiaomi updated its wearable lineup with the Mi Band 1S which was a gentle upgrade to the earlier generation model, adding a heart rate sensor on board. Now, the company is reportedly all set to launch the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 model next week on May 10. We had already seen the Mi Band 2 on the hands of the company CEO, Lei Jun, a few weeks back. Now, new real life image of the wearable has been leaked, revealing more information about the upcoming device.
From this image, it looks like Xiaomi is going with the same design as the previous generation models. So, the actual wearable unit will be removable from its band. This also means we can expect a lot of color and band style options for the upcoming device. Further, as revealed in previous reports, we can see that the new Mi Band 2 will come with a display on board. Earlier generation models came with indicator lights but it showed limited information. A majority of the details were revealed via the companion Mi Fit app connected to the smartphone. But that may change with the new generation, thanks to the display.
Also, it is said that the new model will retail for the same price as the previous generation Mi Band 1S. So, we can expect the Mi Band 2 to start at around 99 Yuan which comes to just $16. If true, this would turn out to be a great cheap wearable option for fitness enthusiasts, with a display as well as a heart rate sensor on board.
The company is expected to unveil the new Mi Band 2 alongside the Xiaomi Mi Max phablet on May 10. [source]