Xiaomi Mi Band 7 leak points to a larger display and even GPS support for this year's fitness tracker
It has been almost a year since Xiaomi released the Mi Smart Band 6, a fitness tracker with a 1.56-inch AMOLED display and up to 14 days of battery life. While Xiaomi announced an NFC-enabled version globally in September, it has been silent on the prospect of unveiling a seventh-generation model. However, a leaker claims to have discovered a new Mi Band within Zepp application code.
Magical Unicorn, a known and accurate leaker of Xiaomi and Huami wearables, has shown that Xiaomi has added references to the Smart Band 7, presumably the device's global name. For reference, Magical Unicorn refers to Smart Band 7 by its Chinese launch name, the Mi Band 7. According to the leaker, the Mi Band 7 carries the model numbers M2129B1 and M2130B1, both assigned the codename L55.
Additionally, Magical Unicorn has asserted that the Mi Band 7 has a 192 x 490-pixel display, compared with the 152 x 486-pixel display that its predecessor offers. Hence, they have determined that the Mi Band 7 has a larger display than the Mi Band 6, the dimensions of which remain unknown at this stage. Leaked watch and Always-on Display (AoD) faces confirm that the next Mi Band retains its predecessor's display shape, though.
Predictably, the Mi Band 7 will also support numerous activity modes; the Mi Band 6 came with 30 pre-installed. Reputedly, the fitness tracker could feature a GPS module, which was rumoured for last year's model too. Moreover, Magical Unicorn claims that the Mi Band 7 has dedicated power-saving modes, including one marked 'Ultra Power Saving'. Incidentally, the Mi Band 7 should run Zepp OS and will be compatible with the Zepp application, not Mi Fit. Unfortunately, it is unclear when Xiaomi will announce the Mi Band 7, nor when the fitness tracker will be available globally.