The Xiaomi TV Stick 4K is an upgrade over the 1080p Mi TV Stick currently sold in India.
Xiaomi has silently announced the Xiaomi TV Stick 4K streaming dongle. The product is now listed on Xiaomi’s global website, although exact pricing and availability details are still murky at the time of this report. The Xiaomi TV Stick 4K is expected to be an upgrade over the 1080p-only Mi TV Stick which is currently selling in India at Rs 2,999 (Rs 2,799 was the original launch price).
Obviously, the biggest upgrade is the fact that it can support playback of up to 4K. Xiaomi has also added support for Dolby Vision, as well as Dolby Atmos, making it a stronger opponent to the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K. The Realme 4K Smart Google TV Stick, although it supports 4K, cannot do Dolby Vision or Dolby Atmos which makes the Xiaomi streaming dongle a much more spec-heavy display.
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The software is also getting an upgrade with this generation of TV Stick running Android TV 11.
Under the hood, the Xiaomi TV Stick 4K has a Cortex-A35 CPU paired with a Mali-G31 MP2 GPU, 2GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage. Connectivity options include dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0.
The design is very similar with the only difference being that the “Xiaomi” brand replaces Mi as part of the company’s global strategy to position its products.
The regular Mi TV Stick has a 64-bit quad-core processor and Mali-450 GPU paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of flash storage. Connectivity options include 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2. Mi TV Stick runs Android TV 9 out of the box and supports Dolby Audio and DTS Digital.
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