The Xiaomi Box was has been out for almost a year now, so the company have decided to roll out an updated which improves both performance and connectivity.
The original Xiaomi Box was Xiaomi’s first attempt to enter the home entertainment market. After a rocky start (due to program licensing issues) the MIUI set-top box has been selling well to Xiaomi fans across China.
Today an updated version of the box has been announced with a faster 1.5Ghz processor, 5Ghz WIFI (to handle faster streaming), built-in bluetooth 3.0 to connect to wireless speakers and a new 11 button remote (to same as the one used on the Xiaomi TV).
The increase in CPU speed is most interesting to us as we have heard rumours that the Xiaomi Box and Xiaomi TV will receive a MIUI Game market, the extra grunt from the Cortex A9 CPU should help improve gaming and overall performance.
The current Xiaomi Box costs just 299 Yuan in China ($48) and we imagine this new version will be priced the same.[ Source ]