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Xiaomi’s Mi Watch looks like an Apple Watch but it’s half the price

While we await the release of Xiaomi’s “Surround Screen” phone, the Chinese company is pushing out another device — a smartwatch that looks strikingly similar to an Apple Watch. We first heard about the Mi Watch last week, but now we have pricing and a release date, although it will initially only go on sale in China.

The Mi Watch has a 44mm face covered by a 1.78-inch AMOLED screen with a 326ppi pixel density. There will be two versions available — one with an aluminum body and strap, and one with a stainless steel bezel and strap.

It comes with a built-in microphone for making calls or recording voice notes, and there’s a speaker for listening to incoming calls or music. There’s a eSIM slot to support calls and 4G connectivity, plus Bluetooth and WiFi as you’d expect. And there’s GPS and NFC so it can be used for location and contactless payment…

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