The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 could be about to launch soon. As spotted by Indiashopps, the Taiwan National Communication Commission (NCC) just certified a Xiaomi device with model number XMSH10HM. The model number of the newly certified device is similar to that of the Mi Band 4 which comes bearing model number XMSH07HM. This indicates that XMSH10HM could indeed be the Mi Band 5.
Given that the Mi Band 4 was released in June last year, the Mi Band 5 could also drop around the same time. In that case, it’s certification right now makes all the sense in the world.
Leak Ands Rumours
The first of these is that the screen should see an improvement, with it growing to 1.2 inches. That’s bigger than the 0.95-inch display of its predecessor. It’s also said to have been designed to be more visible in sunlight, which could mean it uses a different screen tech or has filters placed over the display.
Secondly, the Mi Band 5 will apparently have NFC worldwide, something Mi Bands have only shipped with in China before.
Near-Field Communication (NFC) is mainly used for contactless payment, which would let you use your Mi Band 5 to pay for things without you needing your phone.
We’ve seen one fake leak, in the form of a hands-on picture which was (fairly obviously) edited. It’s a shame that it was fake, since the watch looks pretty sleek with thin bezels and a big screen.