Xiaomi Mi Box S with 4K HDR support announced for Rs 4,450

Mi Box S

Mi Box S

Taking forward its lean portfolio of products in the USA market, Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has unveiled its latest Mi Box S 4K Ultra HD streaming media player in the North American country. Mi Box S is also equipped with a built-in Chromecast feature and support for 4K and HDR content. Mi Box S is a global version of Xiaomi Mi Box 4.

The Android TV device has gone live, exclusively with Walmart, with shipping set to begin at the end of the month.

There's a new remote control with this smart TV box. Allowing users to make use of the digital assistant to control various aspects of the viewing experience, as well other compatible smart devices around the home, in addition to receiving feedback to questions asked.

This is the second such partnership from Google and Xiaomi, with the first Mi Box in the U.S. launching in 2016. Preorders are already up for an October release, and it'll only cost you $59.99.

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Other than that, 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.

As far as hardware, the Mi Box S has an unspecified Cortex A53-based processor, a Mali 450 GPU, 2GB of DDR3 memory, 8GB of internal storage, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi (2.4/5GHz), and Bluetooth 4.2. Generally speaking, the remote is the same size, shape and design as the original Mi Box remote, but due to the Google Assistant integration the new remote now comes with a microphone and a dedicated "Assistant button" to activate listening. As of now, there is no information on the launch of the Xiaomi Mi Box S what so ever.

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... This is the first time we have seen the Mi TV Box S go official considering it is not listed on Xiaomi's official China website.

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