Saturday, November 9, 2019

Xiaomi MI Watch with Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC

mi smartwatchXiaomi launched its first smartwatch on Tuesday. It is called the Mi Watch. After the Mi Watch went official it faced major criticism and it is due to the Apple Watch inspired design. The Mi Watch looks exactly like the Apple Watch. The Mi Watch comes with a rectangular dial similar to Apple Watch. Hours after the launch of the Mi Watch Xiaomi took to the Chinese microblogging site - Weibo - to explain why the company opted for rectangular dial instead of circular dial.
The Mi Watch comes with a 1.78-inch AMOLED screen that offers 326 PPI. The smartwatch comes with several smart as well as fitness features. This means the Mi Watch allows the users to read messages, emails easily, and also track steps walked and kms run. So, why did Xiaomi go for a rectangular dial for the Mi Watch and not a circular dial? Xiaomi gives three reasons for it. First: Better Space Utilization. Second: Better for reading. Third: Better Navigation.
Xiaomi believes that a rectangular screen offers better reading experience to the users. This means the company believes that a watch with a circular dial doesn't show texts clearly and often makes it difficult for the users to read.The rectangular dial with a bigger or wider space lets users read emails or WhatsApp messages clearly. The company also believes that a rectangular display smartwatch is better and user-friendly at navigation. Xiaomi says that with a rectangular dial the screen of the Mi Watch offers great navigation experience to the users. The company also explains that the Mi Watch lets users navigate easily from side to side -- sideways, upwards, or downwards.
Xiaomi first ever smartwatch - Mi Watch - comes in two variants in China. The standard model is simply called the Mi Watch while the top-end model is called Xiaomi Watch Privilege Edition. The Privilege edition comes with a four-curved sapphire glass, a high-gloss stainless steel body, a stainless steel chain strap and a ceramic back cover.
  • 1.78-inch AMOLED display (368x448 pixels) with 326ppi
  • It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC
  • It supports dual-SIM cellular connectivity via eSIM
  • Includes Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth, NFC support, and 570mAh battery

As for the pricing, the basic model of the Mi Watch comes with a price tag of 1299 yuan that roughly translates to Rs 13,000. The top-end version of the Mi Watch comes with a price tag of 1999 Yuan that approximately translates to Rs 20,000. For now, there are no details on whether the Mi Watch will make it to India or not.