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Xiaomi Mi EBook Reader turns up in Bluetooth certification indicating potential cheap Kindle alternative for the global market

The Xiaomi MiReader was launched in China in 2019. (Image source: Geekbuying)
The Xiaomi MiReader was launched in China in 2019. (Image source: Geekbuying)
A Xiaomi product labeled as the Mi EBook Reader has been spotted on Bluetooth certification leading to speculation that the Chinese OEM could be preparing its current MiReader device for a wider market. If the Xiaomi Mi EBook Reader and the MiReader are the same, then global users can expect an e-reader with 16 GB storage and a 24-level reading light.

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.

Bluetooth certification. (Image source: Launch Studio via @stufflistings)
Bluetooth certification. (Image source: Launch Studio via @stufflistings)
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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-07-26 (Update: 2020-07-26)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.