Xiaomi will be unveiling a new Mi Bluetooth Speaker Basic 2 tomorrow in India in lieu of Diwali and festivities. Initially priced at Rs 2,699, the Mi Bluetooth Speaker 2 will be available for sale at a discounted price of Rs 1,799. Xiaomi India’s Manu Kumar Jain announced the launch of speakers on Twitter.
“Something amazing launching tomorrow: Mi Bluetooth Speaker Basic 2 at a great price of ₹1,799!” Jain’s tweet read. The new Xiaomi speaker is an upgrade over the Mi Bluetooth Speaker. The second iteration of Mi Bluetooth Speaker boasts Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity, and can connect to devices with 10 meters. The speaker with an impedance of 3ohms supports audio streaming on A2DP, AVRCP, HFP.
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) September 26, 2017
In terms of design, the portable speaker has an elongated cubical design with a matte aluminum frame and chamfered edges. The device packs dual speakers within along with a receiving unit. It measures 154.5x60x25.5mm thick, and weighs only 237 grams. Compatible with both Android and iOS, the Basic 2 speaker also allows hands-free calling via CVC-enabled noise reduced communication. ALSO READ: Xiaomi ‘Diwali with Mi’ sale: Discounts and offers on Mi A1, Redmi Note 4, Mi Max 2 starting September 27
The portable speaker has a 1,200mAh built-in lithium polymer battery rated to deliver 10 hours of playback and micro-USB port. Besides Bluetooth connectivity, the dedicated AUX port on the back of speaker will let you connect to devices such as computers, phones, or MP3 players. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus retail box leaks hinting at an imminent launch
To put this in perspective, the first generation Mi Bluetooth Speaker is currently available at Rs 2,499. It has 1,500mAh battery and comes with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity support along with Aux-in port. Xiaomi also has the Mi Bluetooth Speaker Mini available in India for Rs 1,299 that weighs only 58grams and measures 52x52x25mm. The Mini speaker comes with speaker impedance of 4ohms, and is rated to deliver up to four hours of music playback.