In April, Xiaomi’s CEO uploaded a photo of himself wearing the Mi Band 2, the successor to the original Mi Band whose affordable price tag and straightforward usage allowed the Chinese company to quickly establish a strong foothold in the wearables market. Unfortunately last we heard, the Mi Band 2 would be delayed.
Apparently there were production issues that caused it to be launched later, but as it turns out not much later. During a recent Q&A session, Xiaomi’s CEO confirmed that the Mi Band 2 will be going on sale come 7th of June, although the catch is that for now, the wearable will only be available and sold in China.
This isn’t surprising as Xiaomi typically launches their products in China first before expanding to other parts of Asia. While the company still has yet to break into the US market in terms of mobile, hopefully the Mi Band 2 will eventually find its way stateside. The Mi Band 2 is a clear upgrade over its predecessor.
For starters it will feature an LED display and a physical button. No word on pricing just yet but given the original Mi Band was considered to be extremely affordable, we doubt that Xiaomi will be breaking away from that pattern anytime soon.