“The Mi Micro USB Braided Cable from Xiaomi will go on sale starting tomorrow at 12pm via Mi.com”
Xiaomi India has announced a new accessory for its fans in India. Yesterday, the company had posted a teaser for a cable on its Twitter account. Now, the company has revealed it will be a new microUSB charging cable with braided design. While Xiaomi already sells a micro USB charging cable on its website, the new one is stronger and more durable. The new Mi Micro USB Braided cable will be available for purchase at a price of Rs 249. It will go on sale at 12pm tomorrow, January 16th via the Mi.com website.
Presenting the Mi Micro USB Braided Cable. Sturdy, durable, and fast. Get it tomorrow on https://t.co/D3b3QtmvaT.
RT if you guessed the name right! pic.twitter.com/pgm0yZUhGS— Mi India (@XiaomiIndia) January 15, 2019
As per the reveal, the Mi Micro USB Braided cable will be available only in Red colour. The cable will support 2A fast charging and faster data transfers up to 480Mbps. It is also tangle free thanks to the braided cable; while the length is not known, we can expect it to be at least 120cm long.
Remember, this is a micro USB cable, not the newer USB Type-C. Plenty of customers were expecting Xiaomi to announce a USB Type-C cable, but have been left disappointed. However, most Xiaomi and Redmi smartphones still come with a micro USB port instead of Type-C. Therefore, it makes sense for the company to launch a new, more durable cable that will support most of its phones.
Besides, Xiaomi already sells a 2-in-1 USB Cable that supports both microUSB and Type-C. The 2-in-1 cable is currently available for Rs 249 on Mi Store, whereas the regular Micro USB cable retails for Rs 199.