The Xiaomi Mi streaming stick has been making rounds on the internet and it looks like the device will be available in two variants. If information circulating the Internet is to be believed, then Xiaomi could launch a 1080p and a 4K variant of the Mi TV Stick. This means it will compete directly with the FHD and 4K variant of the Fire TV stick if it launches in India. The Mi TV Stick is said to run on Android TV and come with a remote control that looks just like the remote control we saw with the Mi Box 4K(₹ 3499 at amazon) (review).
As we mentioned above, it looks like the Mi TV Stick will come in two variants - FHD and 4K. The information for the two devices comes from separate listings on Gearbest and AliExpress. Both the sticks will come with remote controls that look like the one found on the Mi Box 4K and will support Bluetooth and run on Android TV 9 Pie. The biggest difference between the two is the support for 4K on one device and 1080p on the other. The 1080p Mi Stick is also said to support 1GB of RAM while the 4K variant will come with 2GB RAM. The 1080p Mi TV Stick is powered by a 2.0GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU coupled with a Mali 450 GPU while the 4K variant has the Amlogic S509Y2 quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU with Mali G31-MP2 GPU. Both the sticks come with 8GB storage. Both the sticks support Dolby audio and DTS sound as well.
We suggest you take this information with a pinch of salt as it isn’t the official specs from Xiaomi.
There is no official word on pricing, but according to this Tweet, the Mi TV Stick 1080p variant will be priced at Rs 3,700 and the 4K variant will be priced at Rs 10,140. We don't think the pricing is accurate as the Mi Box 4K currently sells in India for Rs 3,499. To put things into perspective, the 1080p Fire TV stick is priced at Rs 3,199 and the 4K Fire TV Stick is priced at Rs 4,799. So if the Mi TV Stick comes to India, we think it will be competitively priced to take on the Fire TV Stick.
In other streaming device news, it looks like Google is getting ready to launch the next-generation Chromecast codenamed Sabrina running Android TV and comes with remote control. You can read everything we know about Sabrina here.
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