Xiaomi Unveils $64 Mi Box Pro TV Box Powered by Amlogic S802 SoC

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Xiaomi, now just called Mi, has announced three new products today. Two 802.11ac Wi-Fi routers: Mi Wi-Fi Router for 699 CNY ($112), and Mi Wi-Fi mini for 129 CNY ($20), and one Android TV box called Mi Box Pro featuring Amlogic S802 quad core Cortex A9r4 processor with 2GB RAM, 4GB eMMC Flash, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi that will sell in China for just 399 CNY ($64).

Xiaomi_Mi_Box_ProMi Pro Box specifications:

  • SoC – Amlogic S802 quad core Cortex A9r4 processor @ 2GHz with ARM Mali-450MP6 octa-core GPU
  • System Memory – 2GB RAM
  • Storage – 4GB eMMC Flash + micro SD slot up to 64 GB
  • Video & Audio Output – HDMI (Up to 4K30) and 3.5 mm AV
  • Audio / Video Playback – MKV, AVI, MP3 and MOV up to 4K resolution. AC3, Dolby and DTS audio support
  • Connectivity – Dual band 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi up to 120 Mbps (vs 40 Mbps for 802.11n)
  • USB – 1x USB 2.0 host port + 1x USB OTG port

Xiaomi_Mi_Box_Pro_Rear_Panel

The box is running MIUI TV user interface, which is running on top on Android.  Compared to other Amlogic S802 TV box that has started to sell on the market, the device drops Ethernet and S/PDIF, as less internal storage and USB ports, but it adds Wi-Fi 802.11ac which should easily match 10/100M Ethernet performance, and replace the NAND flash by a faster eMMC flash. At $64 (in China), the price is amazingly competitive, as others sell for about $100 (including shipping outside China).

The device will sell in China first, but the company has plans to expand to Malaysia, Philippines, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, followed by Russia, Turkey, Brazil and Mexico later on. You can find more information on Mi Pro Box page (In Chinese, but an English version is coming).

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Javi
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Is not a little short talking about specifications? 4GB and just 1 USB port (no bluetooth?)

Some days ago I was in XiaoMi office (shenzhen branch) playing with one of their boxes, good looking, but in my oppinion 1 USB only is really short…

Someone from the other side
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Someone from the other side

1 USB works for me, I just need it to add the USB remote :P. I Agree, the price is impressive. How is Xiaomi making their money? Do they get kickbacks from appsales or some such? Or do they simply have much better economies of scale than the garage shops?

Jibril
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Jibril

S802 (old version seen up today)…
…no Ethernet
…less USB
…no SPDIF
…less memory then others…

I’ll wait Neox8s.

Jibril
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Jibril

…no bluetooth…

A lot of less features…no thanks.

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Well you must keep in mind that this is the price for China. Add to that about $20 at least and it’s still cheap but not that cheap anymore.
Doesn’t matter in the end, this one will make the other ones sell cheaper.
From what I’ve understood Xiaomi have other revenue sources such as their own app store. Kinda like Amazon I guess, they make less on hardware and more on added services after the hardware sale. I still don’t think they’re selling this one at a loss, they just don’t make that much money.

Eric
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No English language, No Google Play store, and the most important you are very hard to get this device even you live in china.

adem
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adem

otg can i use for ethernet but no google playstore iwaouldent buy it even if it was $5

Mark
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Mark

This does support Bluetooth 4.0

Tom Cubie
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Amazing man. I can’t find the soc in the new generation mi box in all Chinese media though it’s announced in China. But you got it.

Jibril
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Jibril

Tom Cubie :
Amazing man. I can’t find the soc in the new generation mi box in all Chinese media though it’s announced in China. But you got it.

You are an amazing man…with the Raxda (Rockchip) and Cubie boards (AllWinner) !!!

When do you engeneer a new board with Amlogic S802H … with relative Linux firmware support ??

Jibril
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Jibril

errata corrige: Radxa

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eugene28
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eugene28

Will you be reviewing this box?

eugene28
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eugene28

Crazy. Only 1gb of ram. So we have 3 different versions of the box already.

litan1106
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litan1106

Poor support, and no reset button…