Xiaomi, the Chinese company well known for producing premium products at affordable prices has teased the Mi TV Stick, a new product aimed at streaming online content. Xiaomi is not new to the game of media hardware. The Mi Box S is well-received Android TV-based streaming device priced at about $70. Also Xiaomi has produced stunning 4K Android TV-based Smart TVs mostly sold in Chin and Indian markets.
Now the company has promised new products in the coming month in an online event aimed at a Germany audience. Xiaomi didn’t delve much into the details. Instead, China-based online electronics retail website Gearbest has details of the upcoming device with an option of alerting customers when the device will launch.
According to the product page on Gearbest, the teased Mi TV Stick is taking a streaming stick or TV dongle form factor akin to Amazon’s Fire stick. It’s lightweight rectangular device measuring 9.50 x 3.50 x 2.00 cm / 3.74 x 1.38 x 0.79 inches (L x W x H) and weighing just 85 grams. It’s much smaller and lighter than the Android TV-powered current Mi Box S which measures 9.5 x 9.5 x 1.67cm and weighs 147 grams.
The Mi TV Stick will come in black and will be powered by Quadcore Amlogic S905 Y2 CPU, a Mali-G31 GPU 2GB DDR4 RAM and 8GB of storage. It will have WiFi 5, Bluetooth 4.2 and support HDMI 2.0. It’ll support 4K streaming with support for 5.1 Surround Sound. The prices are not yet listed, but the Mi TV stick is expected to retail at about $79. This is slightly higher than the Mi Box S price of about $70 or less.
The Mi TV Stick will come with a dedicated remote unlike other streaming devices like the Chromecast. The TV remote has Netflix and Amazon prime video hot buttons for faster access. It also appears to have Google Assistant button which means you’ll be able to control your TV via voice by issuing Google Assistant voice commands.
Mi TV Stick expected full Specs
Type: TV Dongle
CPU: Amlogic S905 Y2
Core: Quad Core
RAM Type: 2GB DDR4
ROM: 8GG ROM
5G WiFi: Yes
WIFI: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2
Power Supply: USB Port
HDMI Version: 2.0
Other Functions: Others
HDMI Function: HDCP
Power Consumption.: 5W
Decoder Format: H.263,H.264,H.265,HD MPEG4
Video format: 1080P,4K,4K x 2K,AVS,H.264,H.265,ISO,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG-1,MPEG-4,MPEG1,MPEG2,VC-1,WMV
Audio format: AAC,FLAC,MP3,OGG,RM,WMA
Photo Format: BMP,GIF,HD JPEG,JPEG,PNG,TIFF
Support 5.1 Surround Sound Output: Yes
Power Type: Digital Power Supply
Power Input Vol: 5V
Power Adapter Input: 100-240V / 50-60Hz
In the box: 1 x Mi TV Stick, 1 x HDMI Cable, 1 x English Manual,1 x Voice Remote Control.