Mediatek based Xiaomi Mi Box mini Android TV Box Sells for $32

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Today (2015/01/15), Xiaomi has launched four new products: Mi Note and Mi Note Pro 5.5″ Android smartphones powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 and 810, Mi Headphones (audiophile-grade), as well as Mi Box mini. The latter is a tiny Android TV box powered by a quad core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, with 1GB RAM and 4GB Flash, and selling for just 199 RMB in China (~$32 US).

Mi_Box_MiniMi Box mini specifications:

  • SoC – Mediatek MT8685A quad core ARM Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz with Mali-450MP4 GPU (4 fragment + 2 vertex cores)
  • System Memory – 1GB DDR3
  • Storage – 4GB eMMC 4.5 flash
  • Video & Audio Output – HDMI up to 1080p with Dolby and DTS pass-through
  • Video Codecs – Support H.265
  • Connectivity – Dual band 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0
  • Power Supply – Integrated into device. 100-240V input
  • Dimensions – 38 x 38 x 38? mm
  • Weight – 73 grams

The device will run MUIU TV (based on Android 4.4.2), and sell with a 1.5 meter HDMI cable, and a Bluetooth remote control.

Mi_box_mini_HDMI_remote_controlThe box is also said to offer 140,000 hours of video content with Galaxy Internet TV (GiTV), but this is likely to work reliably in China only.

You can find more details on Xiaomi’s Mi Box mini product’s page (in Chinese).

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zoobab
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Can you buy it somewhere already?

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I hope they will release some open source kernel and some other parts

onebir
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onebir

Interesting form factor. I guess as long as the HDMI cable (1.5m) is as long as your TV power cable it makes sense!

But crippled by lack of even a single USB :(((

Someone
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Someone

Wrong link to the product page, you missed the initial http:// 😉

WTF
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WTF

Wtf, not even a single USB? HUUUUGE mistake! If it had usb ports it would easily compete with Raspberry Pi and win

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This is nice but not for me …. It would have been nice if it were 64bit though … I know it’s a bit much to ask at this price but hey … maybe next version oh and yeah an USB would be nice indeed

onebir
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onebir

@Marius
And micro SD!

vpeter
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vpeter

If hackable it could be interesting device.

Al
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Al

looks interesting

@onebir lack of usb isn’t a problem with wifi and bluetooth. If hackable could make a nice sensor hub

anyone tried their mibox http://www.mi.com/en/mibox ?

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fully unbox topic(Chinese) http://it.sohu.com/20150116/n407836257.shtml. It includes a SOC chip MT6225N for wifi/bt.

kusta
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kusta

I only once buyed MTK based phone and I deeply regret 🙁 MediaTek is serious GPL violator on market, and they never release any kind of SDK for any Quad or new Octa core device. So there is no any after market custom development. Better to avoid it.

onebir
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onebir

@Al
Try booting off an sd over bt/wifi 😉

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@cnxsoft

Those are pre-orders. Should be able to get better price once it is actually available.

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[…] Xiaomi Mi Box Mini is probably the smallest Android media player available so far. It integrates a 100-240V power supply, and only features a single HDMI output port, no micro SD slot, and no USB ports. Although the device is primarily targeting the Chinese market, with a Chinese user interface and CCC certification only, several Chinese e-retailers have started to offer it for $50 or less.  GearBest sells it for $42.98 with coupon MIBOX, and they’ve sent me a sample for review. Today, I’ll post some pictures of the device, before doing a review, including trying to switch to a user interface in English. […]