The Mi Electric Scooter Essential, Mi Electric Scooter 1S, Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2, Mi 10 and Redmi Note 9 will be highlights of Xiaomi’s UK launch event on Friday 28 August.
These products have already launched elsewhere in the world, so we already know what to expect from them in terms of design, specifications and features. We’ll get another look nevertheless.
However, Xiaomi will also reveal new information regarding UK pricing and availability – in essence, when we can get our hands on the gadgets without having to import them, and for how much.
Mi 10 and
Redmi Note 9 are already available SIM-free from the
UK Mi Store and
Amazon, so we expect for the phones the news will be more focused on contract availability.
electric scooter launches are arguably more exciting, given that we’ve recently seen moves from the UK government toward
legalising the use of electric scooters on public land as it advises people against using public transport.
The ongoing trials of rental models have potential to finally bring us Brits into line with other European countries where electric scooters are already incredibly popular.
For now, you can use a personal electric scooter only on private land in the UK. But, regardless of their legality, you’ll have noticed that electric scooters are becoming more prevalent in the UK.
The vast majority of models you’ll see on UK roads (or in our
best electric scooters round-up) are copycat versions of the
Xiaomi M365 Electric Scooter. That model, though still one of our faves, is getting old, so it’s about time Xiaomi updated the line.
When and where to watch the Xiaomi UK launch event
At 12.30pm BST on Friday 28 August you’ll be able to tune into a live stream of the Xiaomi electric scooter and phone UK launch event.
This stream will be available on Xiaomi’s
Following the announcements we’ll be updating our coverage of these products with full UK pricing and availability.