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Xiaomi launches Mi Max & iHealth Box; Mi Band 2 delayed

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Xiaomi, at its event in China, launched a new health-tracking device called iHealth Box. The event also saw the company’s Mi Max smartphone and MIUI 8 custom ROM going official.
The iHealth box basically measures body vitals like blood pressure and heart beat, and connects to the phone via WiFi. It has a 4.3-inch colour screen and costs CNY 399, which translates to about Rs 4,000. There is no official word as to whether the iHealth box will be launched in India or not.
Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun also showcased the Mi Band 2 during the event. However, the CEO had already confirmed, ahead of the launch event, that the Mi Band 2 is delayed by a month due to manufacturing difficulties.
The Mi Band 2 comes with an LCD screen along with a round physical button.
Also, it would be interesting to see if Xiaomi adds support for music and call controls in the Mi Band 2.
Xiaomi also launched a 10,000mAh MI power bank at a price of CNY 149, or approximately Rs 1,500. The power bank has a slim design and comes with a USB
The newly launched MIUI 8 aims to enhance efficiency of Xiaomi phones. While the registrations for the beta version begin May 16, the beta test and final developer ROM will reach on June 1 and 17 respectively.

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