Xiaomi seems to be getting ready a successor to its Mi TV Stick. A brand new Android TV-based Xiaomi streaming persist with mannequin quantity MDZ-27-AA just lately handed via the FCC revealing just a few key particulars. The general design hasn’t modified a lot however the inner parts, together with the SoC, see some notable upgrades.
Let’s begin with the design. The brand new streaming stick seems a bit longer than final 12 months’s mannequin. It sports activities the identical dual-tone end however does away with the “Mi” branding and adopts the brand new Xiaomi emblem. Actually, the FCC itemizing refers back to the machine as Xiaomi TV Stick as an alternative of Mi TV Stick. And that’ll possible be the official advertising identify for the product. In case you’ve been following the information just lately, you in all probability know that the Chinese language firm is within the technique of phasing out the “Mi” branding.
The identical branding revision may be seen on the distant management as properly. The photographs hooked up to the FCC certification counsel it’s in any other case the identical distant from final 12 months.
Xiaomi TV Stick specs
The Xiaomi Mi TV Stick is without doubt one of the first Android TV-based streaming sticks. Launched in August final 12 months, the machine is about as primary because it will get. The corporate is seemingly seeking to improve issues a bit with the second-gen mannequin.
The FCC itemizing reveals that the upcoming Xiaomi TV Stick will characteristic an Amlogic S905Y4 SoC. This quad-core chipset options 4 ARM Cortex-A35 CPU cores and the Mali-G31 MP2 GPU. It helps 4K HDR streaming, a big improve from FHD streaming (1080p) the bottom variant of final 12 months’s mannequin provided.
We don’t but have particulars about RAM and storage. Nevertheless it must be secure to imagine that Xiaomi will stick to final 12 months’s configuration: base variant with 1GB of RAM and a higher-end variant with 2GB of RAM, each with 8GB of storage.
Different notable options embody Dolby Imaginative and prescient, Dolby Atmos, HDR10, and DTS HD. Supported codecs embody AV1, VP9 P-2, H.265, and H.264. The brand new mannequin additionally improves on Wi-Fi speeds. It guarantees as much as 866.7 Mbps downlink pace and 300Mbps uplink pace.
The distant management helps Bluetooth LE (low vitality) and runs on two AAA batteries that it’s worthwhile to buy individually. Xiaomi will bundle an HDMI extender cable, an influence adapter, and a USB cable within the field although. It’s unclear whether or not the brand new machine remains to be utilizing micro-USB or the newer USB Kind-C for energy. The photographs on the FCC itemizing suggest that the upcoming Xiaomi TV Stick will likely be working the older Android TV, not the newer Google TV.