Xiaomi Mi Band 4 NFC version starts appearing in markets outside of China priced at 3,990 Russian rubles (US$58)
The Xiaomi Mi Band 4 NFC version is finally coming to other markets than China. Chinese users have been able to enjoy the NFC functionality of the popular wearable while users in other countries have only been able to utilize the non-NFC Mi Band 4 variant. However, the Mi Band 4 NFC is now listed on the Russian Mi store and will be made available for purchase from June 16.
The price for the regular version of the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 in Russia is 2,990 rubles (US$44) so there is quite an extra charge for those who would prefer an NFC-capable variant of the fitness tracker. Xiaomi has set a price of 3,990 rubles (US$58) for the Mi Band 4 NFC, which will allow Russian users the benefit of making contactless payments with the wearable.
Xiaomi has pointed out that potential shoppers must choose carefully when buying, as the Mi Band 4 NFC is a completely new product. Customers are advised to select the MGW4059RU model if they want the NFC variant. The Xiaomi Mi Band 4 NFC can only be linked to a Mastercard account at the present, although it is reported that Visa, Google Pay, and PayPal will be added as options later down the line.
Xiaomi fans in Russia will be able to buy the Mi Band 4 NFC from June 16 onwards, while the NFC variant of the wearable is expected to be released in other countries shortly afterwards. The upcoming global version of the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 will also offer NFC functionality.