It’s been just five years since Xiaomi was founded, and the Chinese company is celebrating its anniversary on April 6, launching five new products,
It’s been just five years since Xiaomi was founded, and the rapidly growing company is celebrating the occasion in China with a fan festival to thank the company’s loyal customers. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun took the opportunity to announce five new products, including the new Mi Smart Scale.
There’s a special edition of the company’s latest flagship Android phone, the Mi Note, in pink. The limited run of this 5.7-inch dual 4G device includes 16GB of onboard storage, and will ship with a 5,000mAh power bank for 2,499 Yuan ($403) — a bit more than the standard price of 2,299 Yuan (about $370).
Xiaomi is also launching the Redmi 2A, a China Mobile variant of the company’s new budget smartphone. This version packs a Cortex A7 4+1-core 1.5GHz CPU and the Mali T628MP2 GPU, which will likely trump the original Redmi 2 when it comes to performance and running games. It will retail for 599 Yuan ($96).
Up next is a 55-inch variant of the Mi TV 2, a 4K LED TV that runs Android to offer smart features. It comes with a wireless eight-speaker soundbar and an aluminium subwoofer, and will sell for 4,999 Yuan ($806).
The company is also launching a Bluetooth-enabled weighing scale that tracks your weight and body mass index, and shares the data to the Mi Fit companion app. It’s compatible with Android and iOS devices and will go on sale for 99 Yuan (about $16). Like the Yi Action Cam, the scale is developed by Huami, which also made the company’s wearable fitness band, the Mi Band.
Finally, there’s the new Mi Power Strip, which includes three power sockets and three USB ports that allow for 2A quick charging for tablets and larger phones. It includes safety features like overload protection and a childproof internal shutter mechanism, and has a sticker price of 49 Yuan (about $8).
These products will available at special prices in China on April 8. The company hasn’t yet announced when they will be available in other markets. However, Xiaomi recently opened online stores for its accessories in the US, Europe and India, so it may not be long before you can weigh yourself on a Mi Smart Scale.