comscore Xiaomi Mi Box 4th generation Android set-top box to launch tomorrow; here’s everything we know so far

Xiaomi Mi Box 4th generation Android set-top box to launch tomorrow; here’s everything we know so far

Xiaomi has teased a poster of the Mi Box 4th generation set-top box which will be launched tomorrow in China. The set top box is expected to come with Artificial Intelligence-based features and also include a touch-based remote controller.

Xiaomi Mi Box-poster

Following its series of product launches ahead of Singles Day, Xiaomi is now set to launch another product. According to its latest teaser, the company might unveil the latest iteration of its Mi Box. Slated to launch tomorrow, the fourth-generation Mi TV Box is expected to come with artificial intelligence capabilities. The set-top box will be accompanied with a redesigned remote controller. While the predecessors, Mi Box 3 and Mi Box 3 Enhanced, bear resemblance to the Apple TV including the controller, the poster teasing the upcoming Mi Box doesn t detail the appearance of the set-top box, but given the increased similarity found in most of Xiaomi s products, we can expect the fourth-gen box to be no different. Also Read - Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12X, Xiaomi 12 Pro might launch by the end of this month

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While the poster doesn t reveal much, it is expected that the Mi Box will feature a magazine page layout and categorize content based on viewing habits of users. Underlying this is machine learning and artificial intelligence, which enable the device to serve customized content based on history of content consumption pattern. Other than revealing the poster for the Mi Box, Xiaomi s Weibo account also unveiled a new poster featuring the new remote that will go with the artificial intelligence feature of the new box. The poster shows yesteryear s Mi remotes alongside the silhouette of the new remote. Based on the image, it also appears as if the remote is touch-enabled. Also Read - Redmi Note 11T 5G vs Realme 8s 5G: Which one is a better option?

A report on GizmoChina notes that the fourth-gen Mi Remote will be voice controlled, which will allow users to basically talk to their remotes to navigate through TV or internet content. Although there is no word about the OS that Mi Box will run, if Xiaomi s recent launch of Android TV set-up in the US is taken into account, there are chances that the fourth-gen TV box will run Android Marshmallow and not Android TV. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi Box 3 Enhanced Edition Android set-top box launched in China: Price, specifications, features

Earlier this year, Xiaomi launched its Mi Box 3 Enhanced Edition Android set-top box in China with better hardware as compared to its predecessor along with an Apple TV-like remote. Priced at 399 Yuan (Rs 4,100 approximately), the Mi Box 3 Enhanced Edition features a 2GHz MediaTek MT8693 64-bit hexa-core processor paired with PowerVR GX6250 graphics chip and 2GB of RAM. It comes with 8GB of internal storage and offers connectivity options such as Wi-Fi802.11ac with throughput speeds up to 300Mbps, and Bluetooth 4.1. On the software front, it runs on MIUI TV based on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Although there is no indication if the Mi Box will be launched in India, given Xiaomi’s recent introduction of its products in the country with the launch of Mi Air Purifiers and the Mi Band, we could expect that the all-new Android set top box will also debut in the country. Whether Xiaomi announces the Mi Box in India or not, wait for our updates tomorrow! ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi Note 2 variant with flat-screen display spotted online: Specifications, features

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  • Published Date: November 15, 2016 7:03 PM IST

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