According to images shared on Weibo, the Mi Watch will come in a very Apple Watch-like design, although it looks to be more boxy on the sides (hopefully there'll be a bigger battery here).
Xiaomi isn't waiting until D-day to show off its first Mi-branded smartwatch. Alongside its leading share of the fitness tracker market thanks to the incredibly low-cost Mi Band series, the Chinese phone maker is also behind sister company Huami, well known for the Amazfit line of products - the Amazfit GTS too could pass for the Apple Watch's long-lost cousin, in case you were wondering.
As for what it's going to be called, "Mi Watch" seems most likely seeing as that term is present in the WearOS 2.28 code. It features a similar square display and on the right, it even gets the familiar digital crown with an additional physical button. The Mi Watch will support e-SIM for cellular connectivity which means that it will be possible to stay connected on it without a tethered smartphone. We learned the key specs of the phone earlier today, but the company also lifted the curtain a little bit to show more of the upcoming gadgets.
The upcoming smartwatch will come with Global Positioning System support, NFC support, Wi-Fi, a large battery and a loudspeaker. Now, we have a new render to look at, this time it comes directly from Mijia. Xiaomi is expected to announce the Mi Watch at its press event next week in China. It is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform and it appears to support 4G LTE via an eSIM.
As of now, no other details including the price, availability and the launch date are available.