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Xiaomi announces new Mi Box 4 global, Chinese variants

Mi Box 4 and 4c Xiaomi announces new Mi Box 4 global, Chinese variants
Sherri Watson | 30 January, 2018, 07:17

Android Central's Andrew Martonik wasn't very impressed with the Mi Box when he reviewed it in late-2016, but Xiaomi might be looking to redeem itself with the newly announced Mi Box 4 and Mi Box 4c.

The Mi Box 4c can also play 4K HDR video at 60fps, while the device is fueled by the Amlogic 64-bit quad-core SoC clocked at 1.5GHz, we're presuming the same chip that fuels the Mi Box 4. The later one, the Mi Box 4c is more of a budget-minded device.

The gadget underpins 4K HDR Ultra HD quality substance, h.265 equipment disentangling and support for Dolby + DTS sound yield.

Both the Mi Box 4 and Box 4c come with similar features, while the only departments the Boxes differ is RAM and Bluetooth.

The Mi Box 4, Mi Box 4c also comes with the ability to learn the user's viewing habits and then accordingly suggest the content based on their preferences. As per the pricing details, the Mi Box 4c is announced at a price tag of CNY 249 - which roughly translates to Rs 2500, on the other hand, the Mi Box 4 is slightly more expensive and comes at a price tag of CNY 349 which roughly translates around Rs. 3,500. As is the case with Xiaomi's smart devices, these two launches will also be restricted to the company's home country.

The exclusive PatchWall mechanism with voice assistant capability enables users to search for keywords, weather, applications, calendar and others by making use of voice. However, the company has reduced the memory configuration on the Mi Box 4c to just 1GB RAM and 4GB internal storage. Though Mi Box was released internationally, there are multiple versions of it, available only in China. Both are powered by the quad-core Amlogic S905L processor and Mali-450 GPU, and each comes with 8GB of internal storage. The Mi Box 4 also supports voice-activated smart appliances. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n comes with the device as well, while the MI Box 4c has the same ports as the Mi Box 4. The devices are now up for registration and will start shipping from February 1. The Mi Box 4 additionally supports Bluetooth 4.1 LE. Designed in a small square-shaped design, the Mi Box 4 measures 145 grams with 1.6cm thickness.