Multiple reports have claimed that the Mi Band 3 fitness band will be one of the devices that will be showcased at Xiaomi’s 2018 annual product launch event that will be held at Shenzhen, China on May 31. Today, Xiaomi’s Senior Vice President Wang Xiang has released a new tweet the Mi Band 3 will be launched alongside the Xiaomi Mi 8 and MIUI 10 through the upcoming event.
During the launch event of Xiaomi’s Black Shark gaming phone, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun was spotted wearing the alleged Mi Band 3 fitness tracker. At that time, the rumor mill started speculating that the device may launch soon. Even though multiple sources claimed that the Mi Band 3 would be launching at the end of this month, Xiaomi chose to remain silent on it. It is only today that an official confirmation has on its unveiling.
— Wang Xiang (@XiangW_) May 28, 2018
Previous reports have claimed that the Mi Band 3 will be equipped with a touchscreen display and it will carry for gesture-based actions like long-press and swiping up and down for performing various tasks on it. There is no confirmation on whether it will be coming with a color display. The screen of the Mi Band 3 could be more rounded compared to Mi Band 2.
The screenshots of the companion app have revealed that tapping on it display will let allow its users to switch between notifications while other features can be accessed through swiping actions. Hitting the capacitive key below the display will let the users to access the Back function. In order to confirm on features such as start or stop searching for a device to pair, users can long press on the capacitive key. The screen can be unlocked by swiping on it.
It has been through its leaked user manual that the Mi Band 3 may look like its predecessor model. Reports have revealed that it will be equipped with an IP67 certified chassis and removable strap. It is likely to carry support for Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC. The Mi Band 3 will be coming with various health-centric features like heart rate sensor, step counter and sleep monitor.
Rumors have it that Xiaomi may announce the advanced Xiaomi Mi 8 SE smartphone alongside the Xiaomi Mi 8. Also, the Chinese firm is speculated to debut the Surge S2 in-house chipset at the same platform.