Xiaomi Mi EBook Reader turns up in Bluetooth certification indicating potential cheap Kindle alternative for the global market
A Xiaomi Mi EBook Reader appears to be in the works due to an appearance on Bluetooth certification. The documents have only recently been listed, but it’s expected that this indicates the Xiaomi Mi EBook Reader could see a launch in India and other global markets at some point. At the moment, the company has the MiReader device in its product lineup, which can be purchased by international shoppers, but it only has Chinese language support.
If the Xiaomi Mi EBook Reader ends up having the same specifications as the already launched MiReader, then buyers will be treated to an e-reader with 1 GB RAM and 16 GB storage space. The 6-inch display comes with a built-in 24-level reading light and the product only weighs 178 g. The 212 ppi HD E-ink screen is glare free and offers 90% uniform brightness.
The specifications for the Xiaomi MiReader hold up well against well-known rivals such as the Kindle. For instance, the Kindle Paperwhite with 8 GB storage, 300 ppi, and five LEDs costs from US$129.99. The MiReader cost 579 yuan (US$83) upon launch, and unless a Xiaomi Mi EBook Reader ends up with bumped-up specifications compared to the Chinese model, then it shouldn’t be too much more expensive for the Indian/global markets.