Online event confirms Xiaomi Mi TV Stick; Android TV, 4K HDR and DTS-HD audio expected
Xiaomi has confirmed the existence of the Mi TV Stick. Leaked by @Sudhanshu1414 last month, Gearbest has been advertising the Mi TV Stick for US$79.99 since at least May 15. According to the listing, the Mi TV Stick supports 4K streaming and has integrated Chromecast functionality.
Additionally, Gearbest claims that the TV Stick has 2 GB of RAM, 8 GB of eMMC storage and an Amlogic S905 Y2 quad-core processor. Moreover, the Mi TV Stick supports 4K HDR, 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 and DTS-HD audio. There is also a USB 3.0 Type-C port for powering the unit.
If all that sounds familiar, it may be because the Mi TV Stick essentially seems like a more compact version of the Mi Box S. The latter runs on an older Amlogic processor and the Android 8.1 Oreo version of Android TV, though.
Xiaomi announced the Mi TV Stick in "Die Saga kommt nach Deutschland", an online event showcasing the Redmi Note 9 series among other products. Mentioned for all of a few seconds, Xiaomi claims that the Mi TV Stick providing "...a better and simpler TV experience".
The teaser also offered a look at the remote that Xiaomi will include with the Mi TV Stick. Unsurprisingly, the remote resembles the one that the company bundles with the Mi Box S. This means that there is a dedicated power button and a scroll wheel with a central button, beneath which Xiaomi has included six other buttons split over three rows. However, the live button from the Mi Box S has been replaced by a shortcut for Amazon Prime, while the Google Assistant button has been given a newer icon.
Xiaomi is expected to formally announce the Mi TV Stick before the end of the month. The unit should be sold globally through physical and eCommerce stores, too.