Gradually we see that the new Xiaomi Mi Box S is lowering its price and is close to the popular Xiaomi Mi Box International, when there are only a few days left to officially reach stores. The new Xiaomi Mi Box S is an update where we have a new box with better thermal dissipation system, new remote control with direct access to Netflix and live channels and better wireless connectivity. If you plan to buy the Box of Xiaomi better to opt for this new version for which it is expected to update to Android P and have more support period.
SoC, RAM and storage
The new Xiaomi Mi Box S features an Amlogic processor from the S905 family, perhaps the same S905X-H SoC from its predecessor, a Quad Core with 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores capable of reaching 1.5GHz and a Mali-450mp5 GPU. On the board we have 2 GB of DDR3 RAM and 8 GB of eMMc storage memory that can be expanded from using a USB drive. A configuration with a fast SoC and enough RAM to move any multimedia file without problems and above all to execute the most popular streaming services.
The Xiaomi Mi Box S includes at connectivity level has new a/b/g/n/ac Wifi adapter that also integrates Bluetooth 4.2 as a novelty. The included connectors are the same as in the previous version, a single USB 2.0 port, HDMI 2.0a 4K@60fps video output with HDR support and audio jack with integrated SPDIF output. As is logical we have all the DRM certificates needed for the most popular streaming services, we will have Netflix 4K available and also Amazon Prime Video 4K although we will have to load the APK manually, also has integrated Chromecast and DD and DTS audio certificates.
The operating system by default is Android TV 8.1 Oreo and as we say it has a remote control by Bluetooth with compatible microphone with Google Assistant that has new shortcut keys for Netflix and live channels.
Price and availability
- Xiaomi Mi Box S can be purchased in Gearbest.com only for $55.99 (€49.34) shipping cost included, with the coupon GBMIBOXS