Xiaomi Mi Box S enter into the US market with 4K, Android TV, Google Assistant

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The Mi Box S have launched in the US. Taking forward its products in the US market, Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has unveiled its latest Mi Box S 4K Ultra HD streaming media player in the North American country.

Apparent to the original Mi Box, Xiaomi’s latest streaming media player runs Android TV (based on 8.1 Oreo). It’s quite easy to  updated to Android Pie as well.

Xiaomi Mi Box S specifications

The Xiaomi Mi Box S supports a 4K video (2160×4096 pixels) resolution with HDR quality at 60fps, and operates on Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. It is powered by a quad-core 64-bit Cortex A53 CPU. And also with a Mali-450 GPU, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and 8GB of eMMC storage. And the media player gets dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth v4.2. Ports include 1 USB 2.0 port, 1 power interface, 1 HDMI 2.0a, and 1 audio out.

Not only, the Xiaomi Mi Box S supports 4K footage at 60fps. And most other major formats including H.265, H.264, VP9, Dolby, DTS, Mp4, JPG, GIF, PNG, TIF, and many more. The Mi Box S are 95.25×95.25×16.7mm and weight is 147 grams. In the box, you can have 1 remote control, 1 user manual, 2 batteries, 1 power adapter, and 1 HDMI cable.

Unveiled alongside Google’s subtly refreshed Chromecast. The Xiaomi Mi Box S goes after the likes of the Apple TV 4K with a considerably lower price tag. They are planing $59.99 for an Android TV-powered streaming media player with 4K Ultra HD output, built-in Chromecast support, and yes, even Google Assistant functionality.

Keep in mind that the Chromecast Ultra still costs $69 with far fewer bells and whistles. Although Amazon’s brand-new Fire TV Stick 4K could prove a very stiff competitor at an even lower $49.99.

Xiaomi Mi Box S is currently making pre-order on Walmart, with shipping set to deliver from November 1.