After much hype and anticipation, Xiaomi finally introduced the Xiaomi 12 flagship series and the next generation MIUI 13 platform. In addition, it has also launched the new Xiaomi Watch S1, a new variant of the Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro and the Xiaomi TWS Earphones 3. So let’s take a look at the details of these products.
Xiaomi watch S1
Starting with the Xiaomi Watch S1, it falls into the premium category and comes with a stainless steel chassis and a sapphire glass coating. It has a 1.43-inch AMOLED display and a round-dial watch, just like the Xiaomi Watch Color from last year.
There is support for over 117 different sport modes, a heart rate sensor and an SpO2 sensor for blood oxygen monitoring. It also supports third-party apps.
There is support for NFC payments and GPS. The Watch S1 also comes with a microphone and speaker for making calls while connected to the smartphone. The device is backed by a 470mAh battery, which is claimed to provide up to 12 days of battery life in mixed use.
It will also get 5ATM water resistance certification and run the new MIUI Watch. The Watch S1 comes with three band options, two of which are leather and the other a silicone-based band. The silicone strap model will cost CNY 1,049 (~ Rs 12,309) while the leather strap variants will cost CNY 1,199 (~ Rs 14,069).
Xiaomi TWS Headphones 3
Xiaomi has also introduced a new pair of TWS called Xiaomi TWS Earphones 3. The new Xiaomi TWS Earphones 3 offers noise reduction up to 40dbs with three modes (Air Travel Mode, Office Mode, Daily Mode) and supports HiFi audio. The earphones also come with touch controls for music playback and voice assistants and can connect two separate devices at the same time.
The Xiaomi earbuds can last up to 32 hours when paired with the dedicated charging case, while a single charge can deliver up to 7 hours of battery life for the earbuds. In addition, it comes with Bluetooth version 5.2, USB Type-C port for charging, Qi wireless charging, IP55 water and dust resistance and more.
The new Xiaomi TWS Earphones 3 will cost CNY 499 (~ Rs 5,852). However, it will initially be available to pre-order at CNY 449 (~Rs 5265) in China.
New Mi Pad 5 Pro variant and more
Xiaomi has also launched a new variant of the Mi Pad 5 Pro. The new Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro is similar to the previous Mi Pad 5 Pro, which the company launched earlier this year before dropped the Mi branding.
The new model has 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of onboard storage for improved performance. This is a Wi-Fi only model. Previously, Xiaomi released an 8GB RAM model of the Mi Pad 5 Pro LTE version.
The new model has the same 11-inch 2.5K LCD display with support for a refresh rate of 120 Hz, a stylus sampling rate of 240 Hz and a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. Under the hood, the device sports the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset as the Mi Pad 5 Pro. In the camera department, there’s a dual camera setup on the back: a 13MP primary lens and a 5MP depth sensor. There is also an 8600mAh battery with support for 67W fast charging.
It also has an eight-speaker system with support for Dolby Atmos for an immersive audio experience. The device is expected to use the latest MIUI 13 Pad out of the box and will be available for pre-order in China at a price of CNY 3,099 (~ Rs 46,900). Though it will be available for CNY 2,999 (~Rs 35,000) as part of an introductory offer.
The company has also added a new white-colored variant of the Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro Protective Keyboard Case and a stylus for CNY 399 (~Rs 4,679) and CNY 349 (~Rs 4,000), respectively. They will be available for pre-order in China soon.
In addition, the company has Xiaomi Paipai Portable Wireless Projector, which supports [email protected], high-definition image quality and more. It costs CNY 499 (~ Rs 5,800).
These are currently exclusive to the Chinese market and there is no word on when these products will reach other markets.