Apart from launching the “Mi Box” Set-top Box (STB) in the U.S, Xiaomi hasn’t made any new announcements regarding its Mi Box lineup in 2017. The Mi Box launched in the U.S is a 4K Android TV set-top box priced at only $69. While India has been the major market for Xiaomi outside of its home country, the Mi Box is yet to be made official in the country. The current-gen Mi Box 3c and Mi Box 3s are first launched in November 2016 in China.
Today, the company has confirmed to unveil the latest Mi Box 4 on January 29th in China. While the Chinese version will come with its in-house UI, we hope to see the international variant of the Mi Box 4 running on the latest version of Android TV. With the Mi Box 4, the company will also bring several Artificial Intelligence (AI) based features that are already introduced with its Mi Smart TVs.
Just like earlier launched Mi Box STB’s, the new Mi Box 4 will be exclusive to the Chinese market, at least in the initial stage. Xiaomi will reportedly launch the Mi Smart TVs later this year in the Indian market. Along with the smart TVs, the company should also bring this new Mi Box 4 STB. As of now, there is not much information available regarding the upcoming Mi Box 4, but it teased to include intelligent features.
The current-gen Mi Box 3c and Mi Box 3s are powered by 64-bit Amlogic quad-core processors. While the Mi Box 3s includes 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, the Mi Box 3c offers 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. Both these STBs support 4K output, Dolby audio, and more. They also feature the new AI-based PatchWall user interface. The Mi Box 3s additionally support HDR playback and MiTouch remote controller.