Along with the launch of the Mi Note and the 2K display Mi Note Pro, Xiaomi also announced an Android media streaming box that is about the same size as your phone charger. Dubbed the Mi Box Mini, the latest streamer from Xiaomi features 282 integrated components, including a motherboard that's about one-third the size of an average credit card.
In terms of hardware, the Mi Box Mini features a quad-core Cortex A7 CPU clocked at 1.3 GHz, 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage, dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity, HDMI 1.4 for 1080p 3D video output, Bluetooth 4.0 and DTS 2.0 along with Dolby Digital Plus support.The set-top box allows you to stream content from your smartphone, and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The device can be plugged directly into a wall socket thanks to the built-in power supply.
The diminutive nature of the Mi Box Mini means that there aren't any USB or microSD ports available, but you do get a Bluetooth remote for navigating the menus as well as an HDMI cable.
Pricing for the Mi Box Mini is a very affordable RMB 199 ($30). The device will be available in a variety of colors, and is set to go on sale from January 20 in China. No word yet on availability outside the country.