Alleged Xiaomi Mi Band 6 live images show stunning full-screen display but supposed price for China starts at a surprising 250 yuan (US$38)
A couple of likely real-world photos of the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 (global: Mi Smart Band 6) have been shared on Weibo. One shows the fitness tracker powered up and worn on the user’s wrist while another seems to show the Mi Band 6 displaying a device meter. The full-screen display looks impressive when compared with that of the Mi Band 5, with the latest iteration utilizing as much space as possible.
The purported real-life images of the Mi Band 6 don’t really reveal any secrets ahead of launch. There is a clock face sandwiched between a step counter at the top and a heart-rate monitor at the bottom. Rumors concerning the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 have suggested it will also offer NFC functionality, Amazon Alexa for global model users, and a much larger selection of fitness modes compared to the previous-generation Mi Band.
However, it seems that shoppers in China might be charged more than they expected for the additional features and full-screen display. While the Mi Band 5 was released at a price of 189 yuan (US$29) for the base model and 229 yuan with NFC (US$35), it has been claimed that the Mi Band 6 will up the ante with Xiaomi charging around 250 yuan (US$38) and 300 yuan (US$46) for the non-NFC and NFC variants, respectively.