Xiaomi has officially launched its much-anticipated wearable smartwatch, the Amazefit in China. Made in collaboration with partner Huami, the Xiaomi Amazfit smartwatch has been priced at CNY 799 (approx US $121 or INR 8,100) and will be available to purchase in the country from Wednesday. There is yet no information regarding the availability of the smartwatch outside China.
The Xiaomi claims that the Amazfit smartwatch is the world’s first smartwatch with a 28 nm GPS sensor. The smartwatch is also dust and water resistant with IP67 certification. The smartwatch features a ceramic bezel, which is said to be scratch resistant, while the smartwatch comes with a 22 nm replaceable band as per the users choice. The Amazfit smartwatch is powered by a 200 mAh battery that’s claimed to deliver up to 5 days of battery life. With GPS enabled, this figure drops to 30 hours, and while using just the pedometer function, the battery is said to last 11.6 days.
The Amazfit features a 1.34-inch circular display with a 300 x 300 pixel resolution. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz processor that’s coupled with 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal storage. The smartwatch also features a heart rate sensor on the rear panel with continuous tracking. The company has also partnered with Alibaba to offer mobile payment support for the AliPay service. Xiaomi says the Amazfit will work with any Android device that supports the MiFit app.
Xiaomi also launched the Redmi Note 4 smartphone in China on August 25. The smartphone is said to be the successor of the Redmi Note 3 smartphone. The Redmi Note 4 will be available in two variants: one with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage, and another with 3 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. The Redmi Note 4 is priced at CNY 899 (approx US $134 or INR 9,000) for its 2 GB RAM/16 GB internal storage variant and CNY 1,199 (approx $179 or INR 12,000) for its 3 GB RAM/64 GB internal storage variant and is now available in the country.