Besides the Mi 10 and the Mi True Wireless Earphones 2, Xiaomi has today also added a new IoT (Internet of Things) device to its portfolio in India, the Mi Box. The device is already available in the global markets, and it is essentially an Android TV box that connects to any regular TV to convert it into a smart TV and enhance its usability and offer smart functionalities otherwise missing. Here’s what you need to know about the Mi Box.
In essence, the Mi Box builds on the idea that, over time, regular TVs or even older smart TVs for that matter succumb to the growing demands of users and fail to deliver and live up with the pace of ever-growing technology. And that, while some people may upgrade to a newer smart TV, there are others who prefer some workaround to avoid the extra cost and still get a decent experience. So now, with the box coming into the picture, you can connect it to any TV and get access to all your entertainment needs in one place. Xiaomi says you get support for up to 5000+ on the Box.
Talking about performance, the Mi Box comes with support for 4K resolution along with HDR10 and Dolby Audio DTS 2.0 for an immersive audio-video experience. Not to mention, it runs on AndroidTV, which brings along support for Google Assistant to help you with performing various operations hands-free. Moreover, the Box also comes built-in with Chromecast, which you can use to cast/mirror any of your devices on the TV, and it also has a remote controller, called Mi Remote, to allow you to navigate through the interface and offer quick access to various apps.
Powering the Mi Box is a 2.0GHz quad-core processor with Mali-450 GPU, coupled with 2GB of DDR3 RAM and 8GB of eMMC storage. For connectivity, there is Bluetooth 4.2 along with a 3.mm audio jack, USB 2.0, HDMI 2.0b — that adds support for 4K, with up to 60fps. The Box also offers support for various video, audio, and image formats, so you can enjoy almost any content on your TV.
Xiaomi Mi Box: Pricing and Availability in India
The Xiaomi Mi Box is priced at Rs 3,499. It will be available starting May 11 at Noon on mi.com, Flipkart, Mi Home, and Mi Studio.