The new Xiaomi TV-Boxes have just been officially presented in China, the Xiaomi Mi BOX 4 and the Xiaomi MI BOX 4C arrive after two years of waiting, Xiaomi has not renewed its TV-Box since 2016. This new products are a continuity in all aspects both aesthetically and at the hardware level since the differences with respect to the latest models are minimal.
It seems that the only relevant changes are at the operating system level, with the Patchwall environment in its latest version, where integration with Xiaomi ecosystem devices is improved and personalized content recommendations are improved thanks to a new artificial intelligence engine. In short, a pair of changes oriented to the display of online content oriented 100% to the Chinese market and with minimal improvements compared to the western version of the Xiaomi Mi Box.
Xiaomi Mi BOX 4 includes a 64-bit Amlogic Quad Core SoC with support for decoding Dolby and DTS audio, possibly a variant of the S905X called S905L. It also has, with 2 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage memory eMMc, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.1. In terms of connectivity level we have the usual in the Box of Xiaomi, a USB 2.0 port, HDMI 2.0 output and jack for analog audio and video output. This version includes a Bluetooth remote control with microphone for speech recognition.
The cheap and decaffeinated version Xiaomi MI BOX 4C, comes in a black plastic case and also includes the same Amlogic SoC, but without support for Dolby Audio, without Bluetooth and only has 1 GB of RAM. A cheap version that naturally does not have a Bluetooth remote control with Voice features.
- Xiaomi Mi BOX 4 will go on sale in China on February 1 for about $55 in china. The cheap version Xiaomi MI BOX 4C will only cost about $40 in China.