The same source that had revealed the leaked press renders of the Xiaomi Mi 8 and Mi 8 SE has also revealed an image of the real Mi Band 3 fitness tracker that will debuting tomorrow. Like the predecessor Mi Band 2, the successor edition sports a monochrome OLED screen which puts to rest those rumors that had claimed that it would be equipped with a color display. Ahead of its official announcement, Xiaomi has released a new teaser that reveals that the Mi Band 3 will be equipped with a new Tilt to Wake feature.
The below image shows the Mi Band 3 device without its strap. One of the major improvements that the Mi Band 3 is expected to feature over the predecessor is that it will be equipped with a touch-sensitive OLED panel.
Rumors have it that the Mi Band 3 will carry support for couple of gestures. It has been revealed through leaked shots of its companion app and user manual that it will sliding up and down on the screen will allow users to switch between items while swiping up and down will let users to browse items. The other features that are expected to arrive on the Mi Band 3 are support for Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC connectivity. Like the Mi Band 2, it is expected to feature an IP67 rated splash-proof body. Probably, the Mi Band 3 may feature a slightly larger battery than the 70mAh found on the Mi Band 2 (HRX Edition).
Shown below is the latest Mi Band 3 teaser from Xiaomi. It confirms that the wristband will carry support for Tilt to Wake, a feature that is also available on the predecessor model. When the feature is enabled, it will let Mi Band 3 users to raise their wrist to wake up its display.
A leaked screenshot of an official listing of the Mi Band 3 has revealed that it will be available in China with a price tag of 169 Yuan (~$26). The fitness tracker alongside Mi 8, Mi 8 SE and MIUI 10 tomorrow through an unveil event in Shenzhen, China that will begin at 2PM (local time).