Here’s some bad new for all those waiting anxiously for the all new Mi Band 2. Xiaomi was set to launch Mi Band 2 along with Xiaomi Max and MIUI 8, a Xiaomi’s own Android based ROM on 10th May. Now, The company’s CEO Lei Jun has confirmed on Weibo that Mi Band 2 launch has been delayed by a month. So the new Mi Band 2 should officially see the light of day somewhere in June. He has cited production issues for the delayed launch and said production is not complete to launch it in this month.
Liu De, the VP of Xiaomi also confirmed saying that stocks for Mi Band 2 will take some time so customers should be patient. Huang Wang, the CEO of Huami that manufactures Mi Band for Xiaomi has also said on Weibo that manufacturing problems are preventing them from manufacturing enough devices to meet the demand of the device.
Recently, the first look of Xiaomi’s Band 2 surfaced online, courtesy Xiaomi’s chief executive officer and founder Lei Jun. He put a teaser video of a Band2 on Weibo. The video showed that the band has an LED display that shows time and a circular physical button as well. The core seemed to be removable from the strap which seems to be made of rubber. Though not confirmed, the band is most likely to show steps taken, calorie count atleast. It might also come with a heart rate sensor.
Xiaomi will officially unveil Xiaomi Max along with the new MIUI 8 OS on May 10. The Xiaomi Max phablet is expected to come in two variants, one with 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage and with 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage. There should be the hexa-core Snapdragon 650 chipset inside. Xiaomi Max is expected to come with a 6.4-inch display that has full HD (1920×1080 pixels) resolution, 16-megapixel autofocus rear camera and an 8-megapixel camera in its front for selfies.