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Xiaomi Mi Band 5: Seven major upgrades teased ahead of June 11 release

Xiaomi has already revealed multiple details about the Mi Band 5. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi has already revealed multiple details about the Mi Band 5. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi continues to tease the Mi Band 5 ahead of the release of the fitness tracker on June 11. The company has promised that the Mi Band 5 will feature at least seven major upgrades over the Mi Band 4, including magnetic charging and the ability to use the device to take pictures remotely.
Alex Alderson,

June 11 will mark the arrival of the Mi Band 5, Xiaomi's latest fitness tracker. While the new Mi Band is expected to retail for under US$50 globally, that has not stopped Xiaomi from making what it describes as major changes from the Mi Band 4. The company had already teased that it plans to release the Mi Band 5 in multiple colours and now it has stated that the fitness tracker features seven major upgrades from its predecessor. 

According to the teasers, which Xiaomi has published on Weibo, the seven upgrades are as follows:

  • Sensor upgrade for mode accurate body monitoring (SpO2 monitoring)
  • Magnetic charging
  • 20% larger OLED screen
  • NFC UnionPay and QuickPass
  • Take pictures remotely
  • 11 professional sports modes
  • New women's health model

Past leaks and rumours have suggested that the Mi Band 5 will support Alexa integration, too. Additionally, the global version of this year's Mi Band is expected to support NFC, which would be a change from the Mi Band 4. The Mi Band 5 has been rumoured to feature a 1.2-inch display, which would be over 25% larger than the one it included in the Mi Band 4. The Mi Band 4 has a 0.95-inch display, so a 20% larger panel would yield a size of around 1.14-inches.

The Mi Band 5 will launch at 14:00 China Standard Time (CST: UTC+08:00). Xiaomi will host a live stream on its Weibo account. 

(Image source: Xiaomi)
(Image source: Xiaomi)
(Image source: Xiaomi)
(Image source: Xiaomi)
(Image source: Xiaomi)
(Image source: Xiaomi)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-06- 9 (Update: 2020-06- 9)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.