Rumor | Xiaomi will launch the Mi Smart Speaker in Europe soon

The Xiaomi Mi Smart Speaker. (Source: WinFuture)
The Xiaomi Mi Smart Speaker. (Source: WinFuture)
The Xiaomi Mi Smart Speaker is a Google Assistant-enabled device that was launched in India recently alongside the Mi Band 5 and Mi Watch Revolve. It has a 63.5 millimeter (mm) driver rated for 12 watt (W) audio and has an LED accent that indicates when it is active. According to a new leak, it may also have European availability in its future.

Google has just launched its latest smart-home product, the Nest Audio speaker, in several markets; now, WinFuture asserts that Xiaomi aims to provide an answer to it in Europe with the Mi Smart Speaker. This product has been available in China and India for a while, and may be popular there due to its range of functions at a good price.

The Mi Smart Speaker is a Google Assistant vehicle in a cylindrical form-factor. It is powered by the quad-core Amlogic A113X SoC and half a gigabyte of RAM, and has two "wide-range" mics that set its LED accent off while they are on and "listening". It is rated for dual-band Wi-Fi and is also a Chromecast receiver.

The speaker can also act as a "master control" for all other smart-home products in its vicinity. Therefore, it may indeed prove a compelling alternative to Google's Home or Nest speakers, particularly as it started at the equivalent of ~US$34 in India. However, WinFuture claims it will retail for €52.99 (~$62) in Spain and €59.95 (~$70) in Portugal on its launch in these 2 countries.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-10-16 (Update: 2020-10-16)
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