Xiaomi today has launched a bunch of new products in the Indian market. We’re looking at Mi Watch Revolve, Mi Band 5, Mi Smart LED Bulb, Mi Automatic Soap Dispenser, and more. Apart from two wearables, another key launch is the Mi Smart Speaker. This is the company’s first smart speaker for the Indian market. As you have read in the title, the speaker comes with Google Assistant for voice commands.
Mi Smart Speaker: Specs, Features
While there are a plethora of Google-powered smart speakers, Xiaomi claims its offering to be designed keeping the Indian users in mind. The Mi Smart Speaker comes packed with a 12W speaker and uses a 64.5mm sound driver. According to the brand, the TAS5805M sound processor offers high power and low distortion. It also has an advanced multi-band dynamic response control algorithm. All these factors help the speaker to deliver HiFi sound output.
The smart speaker also comes with DTS tuned sound to deliver crisp vocal and dynamic bass. Just like with any Google-powered smart speaker, you can simply use the “Ok Google” voice command. The speaker also supports the Hindi language. The speaker comes in an oblong shape and features a metal mesh design with a matte finish. It also has a ring on top similar to Amazon’s Echo speakers. There are a few touch-sensitive buttons on top. You can control volume, playback, and mute mic from the top button area.
It supports both WiFi and Bluetooth for connectivity allowing you to toggle between either smart or regular speakers. You can also pair two Mi Smart Speakers and use it with your television as a stereo sound replacement. Another good addition is the built-in Chromecast allowing you to stream shows, movies, and music on other devices.
The Mi Smart Speaker comes in a single color option and is priced at INR 5,999 (i.e. $81). At the time of writing this, the product is currently out of stock. The first sale of the product is scheduled for October 1 which is right around the corner. Apart from Mi.com, you can also buy the speaker from Flipkart and Mi Home stores across the country.
Xiaomi is also offering an introductory price in which you can get the speaker for just INR 3,499 (i.e. $47) on the first sale.