Chinese tech giant Xiaomi is reportedly working on the Mi Band 5 that will support Near Field Communication (NFC) both inside and outside of the domestic market. Earlier this year, the company launched the Mi Band 4 in China, which came with NFC and microphone support. For markets outside China, the features were missing, news portal GizmoChina reported on Saturday.
It has already been confirmed that the Mi Band 5 was being developed in collaboration with Huami.
Earlier, the CEO of Huami, Wang Huang said that his company was co-working on multiple projects in a partnership with Xiaomi.
The report also suggested that the Mi Band 5 would be more "advanced and durable" than the previous model.
To recall, Xiaomi Mi Band 4 sports a 0.95-inch AMOLED touchscreen colour display that comes with a resolution of 240 x 120 pixels.
It comes packed with a 135 mAh battery which offers up to 15 days on a single charge on NFC and up to 20 days on the standard version.
Under the hood, there is a six-axis accelerometer that is touted to help monitor physical activities, including cycling, exercise, running, swimming, and walking. The device is 5 ATM rated and is designed to identify various swimming strokes, namely freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly, and mixed-style. Also, it offers Swolf score to help users determine their swimming skills.