Xiaomi’s first Android-powered device is coming to the US soon… but it’s not a smartphone or tablet. Earlier this year the company revealed that it would bring its new Mi Box Android TV device to the United States, and now it looks like the wait may be almost over.

The Mi Box just showed up at the FCC website, which could be an indication that it will be available for purchase soon.

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The Mi Box is a small gadget that you can plug into a TV to stream internet video, play games, listen to music, and run Android apps that have been optimized for TV screens.

Xiaomi’s Android TV device will support 4K/60fps video and HDR video and it features 2GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and HDMI 2.0a output. It supports 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth and the box comes with a Bluetooth voice remote. There’s also an optional game controller accessory.The box also has a USB port and a headset jack.

Just about the only new detail I learned from the FCC documents was the processor model. Xiaomi had said the box features an ARM Cortex-A53 quad-core CPU with ARM Mali-450 graphics, but since there are pictures of the Mi Box circuit board and chips at the FCC website, you can clearly see that it has an Amlogic S905X-H processor.

 

There’s no word on exactly when the Mi Box will go on sale or how much it will cost. But Xiaomi has made a name for itself in China and other markets by offering hardware at very competitive prices.

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12 replies on “Xiaomi Mi Box 4K Android TV device hits the FCC ahead of US launch”

  1. Hi,
    what is the Wifi chip specification. I need to know the frequencies withing the 5GHz band.

    1. I agree. I have gigabit ports, but no wifi-ac. 1080p and 4k video is silky smooth with just fast-ethernet. I am waiting for Odroid C2 to become more stable.

      1. you don’t need ac for 1080p or 4k.. g is enought. you can also use any usb to ethernet adapter

  2. Sweet! Been waiting on this one.
    Hopefully, better support than the current selection of Android TV boxes…

    1. Well, If we go by how they update their smartphones, then it will have at least 2 years of support.

    2. What are you talking about? the only 3 Android TV box in the market are Nexus TV, Razer TV, Shield TV and the three are updated frequently. I suspect you are confusing this Android TV devices with the cheap chinese android boxes.

      1. If you mean the Nexus Player it’s been discontinued for a while now.

        I was only comparing it to cheap Android boxes because it appears to be a S905X which you can find for under $50 these days.

  3. Really curious to see the pricing approach here. I’m hoping for around $50.

      1. At $149 I’d wait for Shield TV to go on sale again.
        From what I recall of the hardware $50 seems very doable. And this company traditionally sells its hardware very close to the bone. This will also be their biggest foray into the US yet. I’d think they’d want to generate some heat.
        Time will tell.

        1. You might be right and I hope you are. I already have Two ADTs, Two Nexus Players and a Shield so I don’t need it but If it comes out at $50 I would grab one just for the heck of it…..lol

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