Xiaomi is making a big foray into the smart products category with its Mi Brand in India today. Alongside the launch of Mi 10 5G, Xiaomi is also introducing the Xiaomi Mi Box 4K for Indian households.
With the Xiaomi Mi Box 4K, Xiaomi is venturing into a segment dominated by Amazon with its Fire TV Stick. The Chinese smartphone maker says the product is part of an ensemble of Mi devices available in the country.
It started with Mi Band in 2015 and followed with Mi Purifier 2 in 2016, Mi Router 3C in 2017, Mi Smart TVs in 2018, and Mi Smart Water Purifier last year.
Xiaomi Mi Box 4K Specifications
The new streaming box, as the name suggests, supports 4K video content along with HDR 10, Dolby Audio with DTS 2.0 digital out as well.
Running the Android TV interface, this piece of hardware has a built-in Chromecast and Google Assistant as well so you can easily search for content and control the connected Mi Home devices as well.
All you have to do is to press the dedicated button on the remote controller and give voice commands like ‘Turn on Mi Air Purifier’.
The Xiaomi Mi Box 4K also comes with a ‘Data Saver’ feature that lets you watch more videos while consuming fewer internet data. You can also place reminders when the streaming box crosses a certain data limit set by you.
In addition, the ‘Cast to TV’ feature lets you stream content from your smartphone to TVs using Mi Box 4K without any internet connection. These features will be coming as an OTA update.
Some of the codecs supported are MOV, MP4, AVI, MKV, MP3, AAC, WMV, FLAC, JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG, and TIF.
As for the specifications, the Xiaomi Mi Box 4K is powered by a 64-bit 2GHz processor, Mali 450 GPU (750MHz), 3GB DDR3 RAM, and 8GB eMMC storage. On the connectivity front, you get HDMI 2.0b, USB 2.0, Bluetooth v4.2, and digital out to connect your external speakers.
It is priced at Rs 3,499, which makes it much cheaper than Amazon Fire TV 4K, which retails for Rs 5,999. The Xiaomi Mi Box 4K is a smart play from the company in a market where every consumer wants the smartest device. It will go on sale starting from May 10 at 12:00 PM IST via Flipkart, Mi.com Mi Studio, and Mi Home.