Xiaomi Pad 5, Mi Smart Band 6 NFC, Mi Smart Projector 2, Mi Mesh System AX300 now official

New AIoT products for everyone!

Along with the Mi 11T series, Xiaomi is also launching a plethora of new AIoT products globally including the Xiaomi Pad 5, the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 NFC, the Xiaomi Mi Smart Projector 2, and the Xiaomi Mesh System AX300.

Xiaomi Pad 5

The new Xiaomi Pad 5 is your buddy not only for the remote classroom, but also for the premium mobile viewing experience as it features an 11-inch 120Hz display with HDR, True Display, and Low Blue Light Mode. There’s also a 13-megapixel snapper for scanning documents and taking photos of your school projects, four rich stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos for a more immersive audio experience, and an 8,720mAh battery capacity for all-day productivity.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 specs:

  • 11-inch WQHD+ display, 2560 x 1600px
    120Hz refresh rate, True Display
    supports DCI-P3 and Dolby Vision
  • 2.96GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
    Adreno 640 GPU
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB or 256GB UFS 3.1 internal storage
  • 13MP f/2.0 rear camera
  • 8MP f/2.0 front camera
  • WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB Type-C, Face Unlock
  • Quad Stereo Speakers
    Hi-Res AudioDolby Atmos
  • MIUI 12.5 (Android 11)
  • 8720mAh battery
    33W Fast Charging
  • Colors: Cosmic Gray, Pearl White, Green

The Xiaomi Pad 5 also features compatibility with the Xiaomi Smart Pen, which has a 240Hz Touch sampling rate, features 4096 pressure sensitivities, and is only weighed at 12.2 grams. “Amid a new normal and students returning to school, Xiaomi Pad 5 comes at a time that fits our new way of going from work to being entertained and everything in between in an instant. It’s truly an all-in-one workstation that’s packed with value from form to function, wherever it’s used, including in a classroom, at home, or in an office,” said TJ Walton, Product Marketing Manager at Xiaomi International.

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 NFC

The Xiaomi Smart Band 6 offers a new way to work with the “new normal” as it now features a full NFC connectivity right out of the box, among other health features announced earlier when it was launched in March 2020.

Back in March 2020, Xiaomi introduced the Mi Smart Band 6 which includes the SpO2 function to provide health indications on users’ respiratory system, and other all-encompassing health tracking features such as sleeping and stress-level detection, breathing guidance to help users to take control of their overall physical and mental health.

Now, in collaboration with Mastercard, the world’s No.1 wearable band brand is bringing back its beloved Mi Smart Band 6 to the spotlight with a focus on contactless payment. By adding the full-fledged NFC feature, the new version now offers a fast, secure, and convenient way to pay. Payments are made more efficiently than ever, no matter if it’s for picking up daily groceries, paying for public transport, or even simply grabbing a coffee during users’ daily running routine. Of the many ways that the pandemic has changed the world, it has also pushed companies to think differently about how they deliver the increased choice and flexibility that consumers today need and expect.

With its fast, secure, and touch-free features, contactless technology is now the digital catalyst for a whole host of new products and experiences,” said Dennis Chang, Division President, China, Mastercard. “Mastercard is honored to partner with Xiaomi in the creation of the Mi Smart Band 6, one of the world’s leading wearable devices, to give consumers more options and greater convenience in how they pay and transact, monitor their health and wellness, and go about their daily activities. ”Besides that, the all-new Mi Smart Band 6 NFC version now also offers built-in Amazon Alexa, expands hands-free experience for smart homeowners.

Xiaomi Mi Smart Projector 2

Aside from Xiaomi Pad 5 and Mi Smart Band 6 NFC version, Xiaomi is also releasing an all-new entertainment piece to its smart home line-ups – the Mi Smart Projector 2. Boasting a 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution in a compact size, Mi Smart Projector 2 is a handy, portable, plug and play device that users want. With Dolby Audio, the projector delivers crystal clear audio quality across all sound sources.  

Featuring multi-angle auto-keystone correction and auto-focusing, the device can quickly project a perfectly square screen on most walls. It also runs on a certified Android TV system with built-in Google Assistant, so not only does it provide users endless entertainment right out of the box but also offers smart voice commands on users’ smart home products. 

Xiaomi Mesh System AX3000

Designed to power whole-home smart devices, the newly released Xiaomi Mesh System AX3000 (2-Pack) offers strong and reliable Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 network coverage of up to 4,000 sq. ft. It also supports a maximum number of connections up to 254 devices.

No matter how many devices are connected and running, the device will provide optimized network efficiency and reduced latency with 1024QAM modulation, as well as OFDMA and 2 x 2 MIMO technology support. The smart mesh system also supports automatic network switching to ensure seamless roaming when users are moving across different rooms. The device can even initiate a self-repairing process to reorganize the network whenever a device is detected offline, keeping users connected to Wi-Fi 6 all the time.

Pricing and Availability in Europe, Philippines

Comes in two color options: Cosmic Gray and Pearl White, Xiaomi Pad 5 6GB + 128GB version recommended retail price will start from EUR 349 (~PHP 20,510), while the 6GB + 256GB version recommended retail price will start from EUR 399 (~PHP 23,500).

The Mi Smart Band 6 NFC recommended retail price starts from EUR 54.9 (~PHP 3,250), the Mi Smart Projector 2 recommended retail price starts from EUR 599 (~PHP 36,000), while the Xiaomi Mesh System AX3000 (2-Pack) recommended retail price starts from EUR 149 (~PHP 8,800).

Do note that prices for Xiaomi devices in Europe are more expensive due to duties and taxes in the region, so expect cheaper prices when they launch here. These products will arrive in the coming weeks, with pricing and availability said to arrive in the coming weeks so stay tuned.

Carl Lamiel
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