Xiaomi Mi Band 5 to be launched with NFC Support

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Xiaomi launched the Mi Band 4 in China earlier this year, which came with NFC and microphone support in this country.

 However, this feature was removed for countries outside China.  However, the upcoming Mi Band 5 will have NFC support for the entire world.

 Reports by Tizenhelp (via GSMArena) suggest that the upcoming generation of the Mi Band will also offer NFC in the global version.  However, it is not yet clear whether this in-built mic feature will also be in this model.  The report also states that the Mi Band 5 will be much better and stronger than the previous model.

 Although Xiaomi has not yet officially given any information about Mi Band 5, but looking at the launch history of previous models of Mi Band, it has been launched every year around May and June.  Given this, it is expected that Mi Band 5 will be launched around this time next year.

 Xiaomi Mi Band 4 was launched in India only last month.  It is priced at Rs 2,299 and comes in five colors, orange, purple, black, burgundy and beige.

 The Xiaomi Mi Band 4 sports a 0.95-inch AMOLED touchscreen color display with a resolution of 240 x 120 pixels.  It is equipped with features like heart-rate sensor, step counter.

 The device has a digital assistant inbuilt, so also supports voice commands.  The latest Me Band supports Bluetooth and NFC for connectivity.

 With a six-axis accelerometer for swimmers, the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 can identify swimming strokes and also offer SWOLF scores allowing you to measure your swimming performance.