Xiaomi Mi Box S bringing Android TV to United States buyers for $60

A promotional image fo the Xiaomi Mi Box S with its remote control

At a Google event on Tuesday, Xiaomi announced that it would soon begin selling Mi Box S in the United States.

The Xiaomi Mi Box S has been listed on the Chinese company's website for a while now, but it wasn't until the Made By Google event that we got U.S. release confirmation for the streaming box. Interestingly, the remote control accompanying the Mi Box S is where most of the obvious design changes can be found. Walmart's shipping estimate has already slipped from October 16 to November 3.

The major highlight of the Xiaomi Mi Box S is the fact that it can stream 4K HDR content on streaming services like Amazon Prime Videos and Netflix. The Mi Box S also comes with a new remote.

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There is a 16MP + 5MP dual camera combo in its rear and a 16MP front-facing camera that sits within the notch in its screen. Under the hood, the smartphone comes powered by MediaTek Helio P22 chipset that is clubbed with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM.

The set-top box runs Android TV 8.1, so it has the new channel-based launcher that came in Oreo. Along with the formal introduction, Xiaomi and Google confirmed the Mi Box S is coming to the U.S., and is actually available to pre-order starting today ahead of its scheduled October 19 launch date. The device does support video playback from external storage devices like hard discs and pen-drives. Inside, the Mi Box S is nearly identical to the original Mi Box thanks to a core combination of 2GB RAM, 8GB storage, and an Amlogic S905X quad-core SoC. Just like the Mi Box, you can also connect a supported gamepad and play games on the big screen.

Regarding connectivity, the device supports dual-band Wi-Fi (both 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz) with Bluetooth 4.2. This streaming gadget joins the slim Xiaomi US portfolio that previously consists of the Mi Power Bank Pro 10000mAh; a few Mi Headphones; the Mi Bluetooth Speaker; a home security camera, action camera, and Mi Sphere Camera, as well as certain lifestyle products.

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