Xiaomi teases Mijia smart sneakers launch in India, announces week-long discounts on Flipkart

“The Mijia Sneakers 2 could come to India soon”

Xiaomi has teased the upcoming launch of sneakers in India. The shoes were initially launched in China, and the first version offered fitness features in the same nature as wearable fitness trackers, by embedding the chip within the shoe. 

The shoes in question are likely to be the Mijia Smart Sneakers 2. The second generation of the sneakers were launched in China in 2018, at 199 Yuan (approx. Rs 2,100), and offer a host of visual and performance improvements over its predecessor. They are available in four colours — black, floral blue, floral grey, orange and white. The sneakers reportedly sport five-step uni-moulding design, along with a special material design in the mid-sole of the shoe. It also gets a high elastic knit upper layer, making it a competent pair of sneakers and not just smart shoes. Sadly though, there’s no mention of any specific smart or fitness-tracking capabilities in the second-gen sneakers, so we’ll just have to wait and watch.

To unify the branding and nomenclature of the product, Xiaomi India is likely to launch the shoes in India as the Mi Sneakers 2, in a bid to retain the relatability of the brand name with Indian users. Alongside this announcement, Xiaomi also took to Twitter to announce discounts on its devices as part of the Flipkart Super Value Week sale. As part of the discounted offers, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 has now received an additional price cut of Rs 500, bringing its price down to Rs 8,499. Furthermore, the Smart Value Week deals have increased the exchange offer price allotments, and most smartphones are now eligible for an extra Rs 1,000 discount.

The offer has been applied to the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 6, Redmi Note 6 and Redmi Note 5, as well as sub-brand Poco’s value-for-money device, the POCO F1. The Flipkart Smart Value Week will continue till February 8th, and also include mobile insurance offers at an added price of Rs 99.

A lover of anything that has a circuit and involves physics, Shouvik is passionate about technology, science and journalism in equal parts. When not at work, he prefers reading up on ancient history, sports and engineering, going on random photography expeditions, and occasionally a long solo drive. He's also neck-deep into science fiction, and is working on a debut novel that he hopes will one day be read by Steven Erikson.
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