Almost a year after being presented for the first time, Xiaomi Mi Band 4 has just received a new version with NFC that works outside of China. Unfortunately, for now, it is not available to everyone, as it is only intended for the Russian market.
This is a special version presented today, and which will provide users of this version of the Mi Band 4 make payments after adding your cards to the Mi Fit app.
Partnership between Xiaomi and MasterCard brings payments to Mi Band 4
If you don't know, the possibility making payments with the Mi Band 4, was something so far aimed only at users in China. However, the arrival in Russia comes through a partnership between Xiaomi and MasterCard.
“MasterCard on your wrist” is the motto of this new version of Mi Band 4. And for now, it is mentioned on the official website that this feature will only work on the official Russian version of the smartband.
When in Portugal?
Although this novelty does not has immediate effects outside Russia, it is a breakthrough that opens the “pandora box” of payments via Mi Band outside China. This means that in the near future they may be extended to other markets.
It will be interesting to see how the system will work in Russia, and how far it can reach Portugal in a similar way. To be global, a partnership between Xiaomi and MBWay would be interesting. But for now, we will have to wait.
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