Rumour | Xiaomi Mi Watch: The Apple Watch clone is headed to Europe
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While the Mi Watch is already a known quantity, it is yet to make its way beyond China. Like most Xiaomi products, the Mi Watch offers good value for money, at least on paper anyway. Unashamedly resembling an Apple Watch, the Mi Watch features a Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC, which integrates four ARM Cortex-A7 cores that can clock up to 1.2 GHz. Xiaomi has paired the chipset with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of eMMC flash storage, too.
Likewise, the Mi Watch supports most modern communication standards, including up to IEEE 802.11 n Wi-Fi. The smartwatch also supports BeiDou, Glonass and GPS for location services, and has an NFC chip for near-field communications.
According to German-speaking website Caschys Blog, Xiaomi is on the cusp of releasing a Global Edition of the Mi Watch. While no specific date has been offered at the time of writing, Xiaomi CFO Shou Zi Chew has reportedly made the company's intentions clear on the matter.
Specifically, Xiaomi will be present that Mi Watch at an event “very soon”. With Germany's first Mi Store due to open in June, Caschys Blog speculates that Xiaomi could use this event to also announce a Global Edition of the Mi Watch. If over three months is too long a wait for you, then you could import the Mi Watch from third-party retailers. We would recommend researching the pitfalls of doing so first, though.