Xiaomi could launch the Mi Box in the U.S. in October


We’ve been talking about Xiaomi becoming more international for quite a while now. Hugo Barra — Vice President of International at Xiaomi — himself recently revealed the company’s plans to move into the U.S. smartphone market in the near future.

While that sounds very optimistic (most Xiaomi smartphones don’t even support U.S. LTE bands for now), Xiaomi might still get into the U.S. market in October with the Mi Box, i.e., the set-top box that runs Android TV and supports 4K playback.

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Some info about the Xiaomi Mi Box

The Xiaomi Mi Box is powered by a quad core Cortex-A53 CPU paired with a Mali 450 GPU and 2GB RAM. The device also comes with 8GB of internal storage and can be expanded with external hard drives and flash drives. It supports HDR video and voice commands through a bluetooth remote.

Other than that, the Mi Box features Google Cast support which means you’ll be able to cast photos, videos and screenshots from your smartphone, laptop and computer to the TV.

The Xiaomi Mi Box currently costs less than $99 from Chinese retailers and there are rumors it won’t cost more than that in the U.S. as well.

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5 Comments

  1. bojan radovanovic
    September 8, 2016

    Did they finally have made OS in English, without mixing Chinese with it!?

    • Dante
      September 8, 2016

      It purely runs android tv so its stock android on it

      • bojan radovanovic
        September 9, 2016

        R U sure?
        There was some kind of Miui version when i have try xiaomi tv boxes (but not the third one)…it did “support english language” but it wasn’t translated whole and what was translated it was not that good

        • Dante
          September 10, 2016

          Yes thats the point – It has been included in the official google list of set top boxes from their site
          http://www.mi.com/en/mibox/

  2. Dante
    September 8, 2016

    “Could”