Xiaomi Instant Photo Printer 1S for smartphone launches in Europe
The Xiaomi Instant Photo Printer 1S has launched in Europe, specifically in Spain and Germany. You can use the gadget to print in two formats, on 6-in (~100 x 148 mm) photo paper or 3-in (86 x 102 mm) photo paper with an adhesive back. The Xiaomi paper has a protective film to make it waterproof and fingerprint resistant, also preventing the colors from yellowing or degrading quickly. The 1S photo printer supports wireless connection to multiple devices, allowing you to print JPEG or PNG file types via the Xiaomi Home app.
Before you print, you can use the app to add filters or crop your images. You also can produce your ID photos in several different formats. Xiaomi claims that the gadget can print high-quality images from your smartphone with one minute of processing time; the printer has 300 DPI resolution and 256 shades of gray thanks to 1,280 thermal print heads. You can view how much paper is remaining by lifting the magnetic lid of the device and looking through the partially transparent paper tray.
The gadget weighs 1.2 kg (~42.3 oz) and measures 194 x 124.6 x 83.6 mm (~7.6 x 4.9 x 3.3-in). The Instant Photo Printer 1S comes with ten sheets each of 6-in and 3-in photo paper and an ink-free printer ribbon which is capable of printing 20 photos. You can buy the Xiaomi Instant Photo Printer 1S Set in Spain for €149.99 (~US$164) and in Germany for €139.99 (~US$153). It is unclear whether or not the gadget will be available in other markets.