According to IDC, Xiaomi is the second largest wearable maker in the world, and the leading wearable maker in India. Now, much of this success, if not all, is due to its Mi Band line-up. The Xiaomi Mi bands are a huge success in India, and a lot of other countries, due to the value for money they offer, and so new Mi Bands are always super hyped. So, ever since Xiaomi unveiled the Mi Band 4 in China, we have been waiting to get hands on it. Having said, if a recent news is any indication, the Mi Band 4 will arrive in India without a couple of key features.
So, the Mi Band 4 brings a new color AMOLED display, a bigger battery, more accurate fitness features, voice assistant support and it comes in a usual and an NFC variant, like the Mi Band 3.
Now, in China, Xiaomi uses its own Xiao voice assistant on the Mi Band 4, so I was hoping that the Mi Band 4 would come with the Google Assistant in India. However, Xiaomi recently launched the Mi Band 4 in Europe alongside the Mi 9T (a rebranded version of the Redmi K20 Pro) and according to XDA, the Mi Band 4 in Europe lacks the voice assistant feature and NFC. So, if the Mi Band 4 in Europe does not come with these features, it’s very likely the Mi Band 4 in India wouldn’t have these features.
To be honest, NFC isn’t really a big deal but Google Assistant on the Mi Band 4 would have made it a big upgrade over the Mi Band 3, but if it’s not present in the Indian variant, it will be a bummer. Having said that, nothing has been confirmed yet, as Xiaomi hasn’t revealed any details on the Indian variant of the Mi Band 4 or launch date of the Mi Band 4 in India. So, I am hoping Xiaomi brings the Mi Band 4 with Google Assistant in India.