Apart from launching the new Mi 5X smartphone and MIUI 9, Xiaomi has today launched an entirely new gadget. Called the Xiaomi Mi AI Speaker, the home speaker is based on artificial intelligence. Also Read - Redmi Note 10 price in India increased, once againAlso Read - Redmi K50 teased while under development, could bring even better display
Taking a look at the specifications, the Mi AI Speaker comes with a six-microphone array, and is designed in white color with blue accents. In terms of design, the speaker looks clean and neat. The speaker is a part of the Mi Lab and except for the logo, the sides of the device are bare. The controls for the AI speaker as well as the sensors are located on the top of the device. ALSO READ: Xiaomi investigates Redmi Note 4 explosion video, terms it fake Also Read - Mi 11 Lite first impressions: That light-weight, gorgeous thing!
The control panels are set in a circular button with the play command in the middle, and the other commands on the sides. Currently, it isn’t clear if the device accepts commands by tapping or pressing the edges of the circular disk. The speaker comes with omnidirectional microphones, and 360-degree audio sensing so it can accept commands from all directions. Additionally, the speaker also comes with “audio beam forming technology” which is advanced echo cancellation and voice control. ALSO READ: Xiaomi YI action, home cameras launched in India, prices start at Rs 2,990
Mi AI Speaker supports advanced add-ons, and Xiaomi has opened up a massive online library to help the speaker understand the content and the commands. The speaker can stream music, give access to audio books, narrate children’s tales as well as stream Live Radio. Though nothing has yet been stated regarding its language support, considering the device is available only in China, for now, it is expected to support Chinese commands. It is unclear if Xiaomi will add languages and take the speaker to other markets.
The speaker is priced at RMB 199 (approximately Rs 2,000). For now, Xiaomi has not announced any launch date for the device. Along with the speaker, Xiaomi also announced the Xiaomi Mi 5X smartphone with which the company is aiming to challenge Oppo and Vivo in China. The device is a camera focused phone, and comes with dual rear camera sensors. RELATED: Xiaomi Mi 5X camera samples show off the dual-camera setup s capabilities