Chinese phone maker Xiaomi has unveiled a new set-top box bound for U.S. shores. It’s called the Xiaomi 4K Mi Box, and it’s an Android TV device that sports a Bluetooth remote with voice activation, support for Google’s Cast standard. Xiaomi has teamed up with Google to bring the Mi Box with ultra-high-definition 4K video content at 60fps for the sharpest and smoothest video playback quality.
Android TV Xiaomi will also be the first OEM to team up with Google for its new VR platform called Daydream, all built on Android N. It will also support HDMI 2.0a, a new standard of HDTV that’ll be enabled with the release of Android N. YouTube, Netflix, Vudu, and FandangoNOW are onboard for the new HDMI standard and HDR10 standard which promises to provide an improved viewing experience with pictures with high dynamic range.
The Xiaomi 4K Mi Box will be Android TV powered, so you’ll have access to the Google Play store in order to consume and install the best Android games and apps for TVs that developers have to offer.
This Xiaomi Android TV box will have a quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU and Mali 450 GPU with 2GB of DDR3 RAM to work with and 8GB of onboard storage. You’ll be able to insert a USB flash-drive in order to increase the amount of onboard storage, though, pretty convenient.
Accessories would include a Bluetooth voice remote much like today’s other internet connected TV boxes such as the Amazon Fire TV or new Apple TV with Siri. There is also talk of a Mi Game Controller to, of course, play games directly on your TV via your Android TV powered Mi Box. The Xiaomi Mi Box is launching in the US, which is a big deal because this could be Xiaomi’s big entry into the US market. There is no release date or price just yet, but we expect it to be reasonable given Xiaomi’s history of providing affordable devices.
Find detils product information about Mi Box here.