Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun showed off the Mi Band 2 during a conference in China last week, leading to expectations that the company would unveil its latest fitness band on May 10th alongside the Xiaomi Mi Max and the latest version of its MIUI mobile operating system. The company has now decided to postpone the launch due to production issues.
Like previous Mi Bands, the Mi Band 2 will be manufactured by Huami rather than Xiaomi itself. The company’s CEO, Huang Wang, yesterday took to Weibo to reveal that unspecified problems have slowed down production, preventing it from hitting the numbers needed by Xiaomi for a June launch.
The delay was later confirmed by none other than Xiaomi’s CEO. His own Weibo post confirmed that production was proving more difficult than expected and that the launch would be delayed by a month as a result.
The production delays did not prevent a new image of the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 from leaking earlier in the day. Also posted on the Weibo social network, it confirms that the new band will indeed come with a display. Along with showing what appears to be the time as well as a battery level indicator, it also confirms that the sensor module can be detached from the band like current models can.
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