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Xiaomi may be preparing a smartwatch for a launch in September

Xiaomi may be preparing a smartwatch for a launch in September
Xiaomi may be preparing a smartwatch for a launch in September
A "Smartwatch" category has appeared on the manufacturer's website just two months after Xiaomi Vice President hinted at a potential wearable.

Xiaomi has been quite vocal about its upcoming products. Even the Mi band, which was the company's first wearable, was casually leaked through the CEO himself long before the official reveal. Recently, Xiaomi co-founder and vice president Liu De has claimed that the company is working on a smartwatch with an official announcement and launch date coming this second half of 2016. Evidence of a Xiaomi smartwatch can be spotted on the official Xiaomi Chinese website through its new and incomplete "Smartwatch" category.

The manufacturer looks to be preparing for a busy Fall lineup with the upcoming Mi 5s and up to three successors to the Mi Note phablet. According to a rendering, the Xiaomi Smartwatch will be similar in design to the Moto 360 including its rounded chassis and location of the Mi logo on front. Two physical buttons are also visible on the right edge. Interestingly, the design appears thick, so a longer average battery life compared to other smartwatches may be a possibility. It is not known if Xiaomi will be implementing its own operating system for the wearable or use Android Wear.

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Xiaomi has an incomplete "Smartwatch" category on its official website
Xiaomi has an incomplete "Smartwatch" category on its official website

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Alexander Fagot/ Allen Ngo, 2016-06-28 (Update: 2016-06-28)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.