Xiaomi announced Mi Box, its 4K box powered by Android TV back in May at the Google I/O. Xiaomi already said that it will first launch in the US, with other global markets to follow. Today the company has officially launched it in the US, after it showed up on Walmart recently.
Mi Box runs Android TV 6.0 and lets you access movies, shows and games from Google Play, YouTube and other apps. It has 4K UHD video content playback at 60 frames per second, latest HDR10 standard (to be enabled from Android N on-wards) and the updated HDMI 2.0a.
Xiaomi Mi Box specifications
- 60fps 4K video decoding
- Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU and Mali 450 GPU
- 2GB DDR3 RAM and 8GB eMMC flash
- Android TV 6.0
- Dolby Digital Plus + DTS surround sound
- Bluetooth voice remote (powered by 2 AAA batteries)
- Optional Mi Game Controller
- Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0
- HDMI 2.0a x 1 port (HDCP 2.2), USB 2.0 x 1, SPDIF Out / 3.5mm audio output x 1,
- VP9 Profile-2 up to 4K x 2K at 60fps, H.265 HEVC MP-10 at L5.1, up to 4K x 2K at 60fps, H.264 AVC HPat L5.1, up to 4K x 2K at 30fps, H.264 MVC, up to 1080P at 60fps
The Xiaomi Mi Box comes in black color, is priced at $69 (Rs. 4600 approx.) and looks like it is already sold out online but it will be available at Wallmart stores later this week. It also comes with $76 worth offers from Sling TV, Pandora, VUDU and more. Xiaomi did not reveal any details about the global roll out yet.