The Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has launched its Mi Box 4K streaming device for the Indian market in an online launch event that took place for the Mi 10. The company has placed a price tag of 3,499 Indian Rupees (around 46 US Dollars) on the Mi Box. So if you want to upgrade your current streaming box, now might be a good time to try out the Mi Box.
The Mi Box comes with 4K streaming support with built-in Chromecast Ultra that allows users to choose their content in 4K resolution. It also supports HDR10, but there is no place for Dolby Vision. Although the Mi Box does support Dolby Audio and DTS, but sadly no Dolby Atmos. You get all the connectivity options at the back of the box, which includes an HDMI 2.0b port to connect to your TV, a USB 2.0 port, and a 3.5mm audio port.
Under the hood, the Mi Box comes with a Quad-core Cortex-A53 2.0GHz CPU coupled with Mali 450 GPU clocked at 750MHz. It comes with 2GB of DDR3 RAM and 8GB of on-board eMMC storage. The Mi Box comes with a remote control similar to the one we see on the Mi TV. The remote features a power button, volume keys, a dedicated button for the Google Assistant, Navigation, and shortcut keys for Amazon Prime Video and Netflix videos.
The Mi Box runs on Android 9 Pie OS so you will be able to access the Google Play Store, YouTube, and other android apps. You will be able to purchase the Mi Box starting May 10th, 12:00 PM on Mi.com, Mi Home, Mi Studios, and Flipkart.