Next to the announcement of Mi Band 5, Xiaomi decides to announce the global NFC version of Mi Band 4. Check the release date and values.
Better late than never, right? With the announcement of the Mi Band 5 close, Xiaomi has decided to announce that it will launch the global version of the Mi Band 4 with NFC. Previously, this model was restricted only to the Chinese market, making it possible to make payments in transit and at points of sale only in China.
The news of the novelty about the global NFC function came through the TizenHelp website, which reported seeing the smart band on the compatible technology on Xiaomi’s Russian website. On the page, there is information saying that it is possible to use NFC for payments in transit and at points of sale. However, the company warns on its website that for now Mi Band 4 only supports payments under the Mastercard banner, but that integration with Visa, Google Pay, and PayPal will be added soon.
Mi Band 4 with global NFC starts to hit the market from June 16 and will cost approximately $ 58 in Russia. For comparison, in the country the normal version is sold for US $ 43. That is, there is likely to be about a $ 15 difference in other markets for the NFC version.
It is important to note that the announcement of the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 smartband will take place on June 11th and will start sales on the 18th of the same month.
Rumors about the Mi Band 5 so far
According to reports, the Mi Band 5 will come with NFC support outside of China, allowing the user to make payments through the smart band approach to the machines. With the launch of the NFC version for the Mi Band 4, this becomes practically a certainty that the new generation of the Chinese wearable will come with the technology.
A few weeks ago we had a large amount of leaked information suggesting that the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 will be a smart band full of features, such as a larger screen, 1.2 “(against 0.95” of the Mi Band 4) and heart rate measurement with SpO2 (blood oxygen saturation).
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