Xiaomi’s Mi Band four debuted final yr but it surely’s solely now that Xiaomi is launching the NFC-enabled model exterior of China. It isn’t a correct international launch, however two extra European nations – Belarus and Ukraine are following Russia, which received it in June.
Xiaomi has collaborated with Mastercard to allow contactless funds utilizing the NFC chip so plenty of Belarusian and Ukrainian banks now supply the service. You continue to should be a Mastercard holder, although.
There is not any phrase on when and if the Mi Band four NFC will make it exterior these nations however the Mastercard partnership clearly factors in the direction of a broader European launch. Hopefully the Mi Band 5 NFC may even be part of that, as an alternative of leaving its predecessor to take all of the glory.