As promised a week ago , Xiaomi has recently unveiled Mi Watch – the first smartphone to be marketed under its main brand, trying to compete head-to-head with the most popular product on the market – Apple Watch.
The specification, which was largely unveiled last week, includes Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip, 1GB working memory and 8GB built-in storage, a 1.78-inch AMOLED screen that can remain uninterrupted and still squeeze for 36 hours Battery operation at 570 m / h – the highest capacity for smart watch battery to date.
The Mi Watch has a square body of the same Apple Watch style, 44 millimeters in width with a ceramic back, a round button on the right and a speaker and microphone on the left, and a fourth generation with built-in eSIM, in addition to GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC.
Mi Watch is the first ever watch that runs Google’s Wear OS (Google) with a dedicated manufacturer interface, plus 40 built-in apps also includes its own separate app store.
The bad news is that at this stage the watch will only be sold in China, starting on November 11 (Chinese Bachelor’s Day) at a price of 1,299 yuan (about NIS 650). A premium version with a stainless steel body and strip and a sapphire crystal glass screen will be offered for 1,999 yuan (about NIS 1,000).
Even without a branded smart watch, Shioumi managed to capture first place this year in the bracelet and smart watch market, after overtaking Apple and gaining 17.3% market share in the second quarter, according to IDC . The company sells smart bracelets under the Mi Band brand, as well as smart watches under the Amazfit brand.