When we first heard of an imminent launch of the Xiaomi Mi TV stick a few weeks back, some of us who’ve not been impressed with the current offering from Amazon, Google and a couple of other Chinese manufactures, had something really interesting to look forward to. Knowing how Xiaomi has earned a forward-thinking reputation that has so far brought us some of the most practical combinations of features and price, we expected everything from the anticipated Mi TV stick to impress. And so far, we’ve got just about everything we needed to know so you can make a decision to buy or pass this one.
Information gathered from all the leaked materials as well as a supposedly accidental YouTube video from a presentation in German, is enough to let us extrapolate enough data on the upcoming Xiaomi android TV stick. The remote images give us a clear picture on what’s included on the remote with clearly visible Google button as well as Netflix and Amazon Prime.
We can only expect that Xiaomi’s next sequel will just be as powerful as that legendary Xiaomi Mi Box S; meaning users will enjoy premium features such as support for HDR, DTS-HD and Dolby Stereo Sound, and dual-band Wi-Fi but in a smaller package.
I’ve personally preferred TV sticks instead of box due to their smaller sizes that someone can easily carry in their pockets and doesn’t really take much space in the cabinet. It’s so impressive how that amount of technology can still fit in something so small, that’s why we are not complaining about a slightly higher price around Ksh9,000 of Xiaomi Mi TV Stick compared to the Mi Box S which is currently selling for Ksh6,000.
Its still early to know when the Xiaomi Mi TV stick will officially be available in Kenya but once it’s launched, users who can’t wait can easily purchase from online outlets such as AliExpress.
Xiaomi Mi TV Stick Specifications (price in Kenya: Ksh. 5,500)
- Dimensions: Length: 92.4mm, Weight: 28.5g, Width: 30.2mm Color: Black, Thickness: 15.2mm
- Output Resolution: 1080P (1920×1080@60fps)
- RAM: 1GB
- CPU: Quad-core Cortex-A53
- Storage: 8GB
- GPU: ARM Mali-450
- Operating System: Android 9.0
- Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4GHz/5GHz
- Bluetooth: 4.2
- Video decoder: P9-10, H.265, H.264, VC-1, MPEG1/2/4, Real8/9/10
- Video Format: RM, MOV, VOB, AVI, MKV, TS, MP4
- Audio decoder: DOLBY, DTS
- Audio Format: MP3, AAC, FLAC, OGG
- Image decoder: JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG
- Connectivity: HDMI x 1, Micro USB x 1