Xiaomi offered its Mi TV for a long time, however, the company decided to simplify things or at least offer a more budget-friendly and practical option in the form of the Mi TV Stick. The dongle was basically a compact TV Box bringing a Smart TV experience to your Smart (but not so smart) TVs and also to old monitors with HDMI. With the dongle attached, any monitor with HDMI can be easily converted to a Smart TV. After a very good reception, the company is now gearing up to unveil a new Mi TV Stick 2021 Edition. The latest upgrade was spotted on the FCC certification with model number MDZ-27-AA, along with specifications in detail.
The Mi TV 2021 passed by the FCC certification process. The first and foremost notable change is in the design. The new model is slightly different in design, and that’s good after all, users will notice it’s a different model and not just a hardware revision. The same can’t be said for the remote control, it seems to be close to the previous generation. The Mi TV Stick 2021 offers an improved downlink and pulling speeds on Wi-Fi. The gadget supports 866.7 Mbps downlink speed using a VHT80 channel and 300Mbps uplink via the HT40 channel.
A buffer-free experience for 4K content
Therefore, users will notice a buffer-free experience in 4K content, as long as they are running on a very stable connection. The speeds are also quite a bit higher than their predecessors. The new product offers 433.3 Mbps of download speed and 150 Mbps of uplink. Under the hood, the new Stick sports an Amlogic S905Y4 paired with a Quad-Core processor. It packs four ARM Cortex A35 cores with 16500+ DMIPS and ARM Mali G31 MP3 GPU which is clocked at 850 MHz. The chipset is capable of rendering 4K resolution at 60 fps on 10 bit.
There are other notable features such as support for multiple codecs. The Xiaomi Mi TV 2021 stick will offer support for multiple codecs like AV1 / H.265 / VP9 P-2 / AVS2 4Kp30, and H.264. The Mi TV Stick also supports HDR10 / 10+, HLG, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and DTS HD. It will be shipped with a 5W power adaptor. Moreover, there is an HDMI extender cable alongside two AAA batteries for the remote. The FCC certification means that the device is passing through the last steps ahead of its release. So, we can expect it to go official in the next few weeks.
Now the big question is whether it will come with Xiaomi Mi TV 2021 Stick moniker or Xiaomi TV Stick. After all, the company is leaving the Mi branding behind.