Xiaomi is certainly ready to roll out its smartwatch on November 5th as it is evident by various teasers Xiaomi has posted on Chinese social media site Weibo. What’s even more interesting is that it looks similar to Apple Watch and in fact, one could call it an Apple Watch clone without any doubt.
Xiaomi currently takes the second largest share in smartwatches for fitness with Xiaomi Mi Band 3 and Mi Band 4 currently outpacing its competitors. Turns out Xiaomi owns a whopping 12.6% of market share and that might have ignited it to step into the smartwatch category with this new teaser probably called Xiaomi Mi Watch.
Xiaomi posted a few images of its upcoming Mi Watch and it looks similar to Apple Watch although the watch has been stretched a bit to give it a tall appearance combined with a huge button that dominates on the left edge of the devices with the exception being a digital crown and the said home button.
Xiaomi hasn’t confirmed any specific specifications yet however when did it had stopped speculations. According to various sources, Mi Watch is unlikely to get the high-performance Qualcomm Snapdragon 3300 and instead, it will get a mid-dish Snapdragon 3100 that will perform plenty of tasks including NFC, GPS, a large battery that will last for a few days, although the specifics are still unavailable.
Other details available on the image posted by Xiaomi is that the Mi Watch will have eSIM along with the large speaker, linear motor among others that should add to its catalog as it will be competing for head-on with Apple’s Watch among others in the market that have already established their holds in the smartwatch sector.
Xiaomi is one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in China and it is often called the Apple of China. It is immensely popular in both China and India among other markets where it sells more than smartphones. In fact, name any electronic product and it is possible that either Xiaomi manufactures it or many of the startups and companies it has acquired to invest in are manufacturing it.