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Xiaomi launch event: could something more happen?

Slightly surprisingly, a Xiaomi launch event took place last week, which was announced by CEO Lei Jun as an annual speech in the style of Forrest Gump. In the end it became the presentation of several new products. We have already introduced you to the two most important candidates with the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 and Redmi K50 Xtreme smartphones. But there was much more to discover. The event was literally kicked off with a 12.4-inch tablet, a smartwatch with Pro status, new in-ear headphones and a humanoid robot called CyberOne.

Xiaomi launch event: if it takes a while again

Xiaomi founder and current CEO Lei Jun hasn’t been making small rolls for a long time. And although one would think that an ever-increasing product range would have captured world domination long ago, at least on the smartphone market it seems to be the opposite. But that doesn’t encourage the group to step on the brake pedal of a new electric automobile. No – an announced annual speech turns into a grand-scale Xiaomi launch event. We have already presented the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 as a direct answer to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4. The same goes for the Redmi K50 Ultra (or whatever you like to call it in China), which will come to us in October as the Xiaomi 12T Pro.

Xiaomi Tab Pro 5 Pro 12.4

Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 12.4
Xiaomi launch event: could something more happen?

There’s a 12.4-inch Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro, a Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro, Buds 4 Pro and a humanoid named CyberOne, who constantly gets his mouth in promotional videos. Let’s start with the tablet, where perhaps everyone would expect it to be the Xiaomi Pad 6 Pro already. but it’s not like that. Instead, the name – which already exists – is given 12.4 for the display diagonal. The resolution of the LCD panel is 2,560 x 1,600 pixels (WQHD+), which is up to 500 nits bright and offers a refresh rate of 120 Hz.

On board is the Snapdragon 870 SoC (System on a Chip), which also delivered LTE 5G speeds to the Xiaomi Pad we tested and is still in use today. A bigger tablet equals a bigger battery. Namely a whopping 10,000mAh which can also be filled with 67W HyperCharge. While the 20-megapixel front camera just goes through, the 50-megapixel triple camera already represents a turning point. Although the two additional optics only come with a narrower 2-megapixel. Prices are equivalent to 400 euros for 6/128 GB in black, silver and green, 8/256 GB at 475 and “Full Hut” packages with 12/512 GB at 575 euros.

Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro

Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro

Despite the black or gold finish, the Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro looks somewhat like the Apple AirPods Pro. Maybe consciously. They have Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) which is supposed to keep the acoustic environment away from your ear by up to 48 dB. Xiaomi promises wireless hi-res sound thanks to the 11mm drivers. Whatever that means, it costs 140 euros which includes IP54 certification and nine hours of music enjoyment.

Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro

Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro
Xiaomi launch event: could something more happen?

At long last it was announced that Xiaomi is preparing an even more customized smartwatch. The most striking is probably the crown on the Zero 200, which is next to another hardware button on the Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro. The 46mm stainless steel case is available in either polished or painted black. Inside is a 1.47-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 480 x 480 pixels.

Unfortunately, Xiaomi doesn’t use the brand new Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 wearable processor like the Oppo competitor. Rather, it is an unknown chip manufactured in a 12-nanometer process. In combination with the 500 mAh battery, Xiaomi guarantees a runtime of up to 15 days. Unfortunately, there is no Google Wear OS 3.x and so it depends a lot on what apps can be installed. However, Xiaomi claims to provide access to third party applications. The achievement where you don’t get what the Google Play Store offers in China. The price of the Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro, which is water-resistant up to 5 ATM, with a brown leather strap or black Viton bracelet, is equal to 215 euros.

Xiaomi CyberOne – when robots learn to walk

Xiaomi CyberOne

Yes, and in the style of Steve Jobs, Lei Jun also had the “next big thing” at the end of the Xiaomi launch event. Joe, like his colleague Jan Kluzhniak, dubbed the “robot clumsy”. How did the name Jaan come to be for the marvel of modern technology? Well – in an advertising video about the Xiaomi CyberOne, as it should be called, the humanoid robot learns to walk and holds its mouth more than once. It is a miracle that the glass head withstood the impact so many times.

A cyborg nerd is born 177 cm tall and 52 kg in weight. Its AI must learn from its fellow humans. 85 types of ambient noise and 45 classifications of human emotions are available for storage. The CyberOne achieves peak torque of up to 300 Nm, has an arm span of 168 cm and can hold around 1.5 kg in each hand. Fingers probably only exist in CyberTwo. At least they’ve now made a dumb one that can run on Cyberdog on a regular basis. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun sees things differently.

“We believe that intelligent robots will definitely be a part of people’s lives in the future,” says the company’s head.

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