Xiaomi has just unveiled its new Xiaomi TV Stick 4K that seems to substantially improve the fiasco of its previous Xiaomi TV Stick that left a bad taste in our mouths.
The new Xiaomi TV Stick 4K will most likely be based on the SoC Amlogic S905Y4 and offers a classic design within the TV-Stick. A dongle that only includes 2/8 GB and where expansion connectors are limited, something normal, it is a device completely oriented to streaming. As operating system includes Android TV 11 certified by Google with Chromecast, and includes certification to play Netflix 4K and other streaming services, in addition to supporting Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. As always we will conduct our usual review when it becomes available.
SoC, RAM and storage
The new Xiaomi TV Stick 4K seems to mount an AMlogic S905Y4 SoC (not yet specified) a Quad Core with ARM Cortex-A35 processors and an ARM Mali-G31 MP2 GPU that reaches 850 Mhz. This SoC includes decoding of the new AV1 codec, support for video output up to 4K@60fps resolutions and compatibility with HDR 10, HDR10+, HLG, Dolby Vision technologies.
The RAM memory is 2 GB DDR4 while for storage we have only 8 GB, so we will be able to install only a few apps and that can not be expanded, since we have no memory card reader.
For wireless connectivity, we have Wi-Fi aC Dual Band and Bluetooth 5.0. The connectors as we can see are very limited, as we only have a micro USB port (probably OTG) for power and an HDMI 2.0 video connector. This hardware allows us to play 4K@60fps compatible with Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos and DTS HD. It will also include support for AV1 codec if it finally mounts the SoC we indicated.
The operating system is Android TV 11 updated directly by Xiaomi. The included remote control with Bluetooth and we have direct access buttons to Netflix and Prime Video in addition to integrating a microphone for voice functions with its key for Google Assistant.
Xiaomi TV Stick 4K price and availability
- The Xiaomi TV Stick 4K does not yet have a price or distribution date, we will update when we have that information. It is expected to be around $60 / 50€ competing with the Realme 4K Smart Google TV Stick.