Xiaomi Mi Band 2 render surfaces showing off a new touchscreen (UPDATE)

Xiaomi Mi Band 2 render surfaces showing off a new touchscreen (UPDATE)
Last week, Xiaomi said that it shipped more than 6 million units of its Mi Band fitness tracker. The wearable cost only $12 USD which obviously was some of its appeal. But the Mi Band did not come with a screen which forced its users to rely on a smartphone for readings on workouts and sleep. This morning, a render of the Mi Band 2 was discovered on a Weibo site. The most interesting thing about the image was the addition of a touchscreen on the device.

If this turns out to be a legitimate image (and now would be the time to grab your salt shaker so that you can take this story with the proverbial grain of salt), offering the touchscreen would allow those sporting a Mi Band 2 to keep a paired handset inside their pocket instead of using it as a screen for the wearable. The addition of the touchscreen should also raise the price of the sequel. The Mi Band 2 also has been rumored to include a NFC chip that could connect Mi Band 2 wearers in close proximity to each other.

Considering that the Xiaomi Mi Band was released last July, the timing would appear to be right for the appearance of a Mi Band 2. The leaked render could indicate that we are getting closer to an actual announcement from the company. 

source: leakGK via @GizmoChina

UPDATE: We hope you took your grain of salt. The alleged Mi Band 2 render has been confirmed to be a fake by Huami CEO Huang Wang. Wang's company partnered with Xiaomi on the Mi Band and is expected to be working with the manufacturer on the sequel. As it turns out, the pictured device is a children's smart bracelet already released and priced at the equivalent of $32 USD.


source: Mobipicker

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10 Comments

1. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

i got a MiBand and i think its biggest appeal is that you dont actually need to interact with it, just wear it all day long and sync it with your phone from time to time plus the battery is just unbelievable, it lasts for almost 2 months

7. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

Also due to the battery life and lack of interaction it's great for the less tech savvy. I bought both my parents one and they absolutely love it due to that

8. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

I might have to order one and try by myself thanks for the info though.

2. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

So pretty much identical to Micromax YUfit band that in India is under 16$.

5. pppddd

Posts: 19; Member since: May 11, 2015

Probably because the yufit looks like a ripoff of the miband that came out a year ago.

3. Tizo101

Posts: 597; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

Wish I could get one of these so I can track my activities. but regional location will not allow that (f***en patents), how lame are smartwatches though?

6. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

if your country has Amazon you can probably order one, or even Ebay

4. Tizo101

Posts: 597; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

Wish I could get one of these so I can track my activities. but regional location will not allow that (f***en patents), how lame are smartwatches though?

9. filipsro

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

No XIAOMI band but that is ZEAPLUS band

10. simone22

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 23, 2015

i don't think there's xiaomi mi band 2, at least Xiaomi didn't develop it yet, ad as for original mi band i found just a couple of sites who offer world wide and free shipping such as Zorook.com

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