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

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 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.

The 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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16 Replies to “Mediatek based Xiaomi Mi Box mini Android TV Box Sells for $32”

  1. 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 :(((

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

  3. 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

  4. @WTF
    I think it’s mostly to watch online videos. It will probably cost around $50 to the rest of us (from Aliexpress), once shipping, seller margin, and Aliexpress fees are included.

  5. 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.

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