While we didn’t end up seeing it on stage during the Google I/O 2016 keynote, Xiaomi did announce their first Android TV powered device. The Mi Box, or this version of the Mi Box, has Android TV out of the box as well as support for 60fps 4K streaming and HDR. The device will be coming to the US later this year and while we don’t know the specific specifications, we do know that this little box is going to have some serious power under the hood.
Along with 4K and HDR10 support, the Mi Box will support HDMI 2.0a, Dolby Digital Plus + DTS Surround Sound, a full size USB port for extra storage, and 802.11ac wireless internet.
The Mi Box will also have a remote control as well as a game controller. The remote looks like it will come in the box while the game controller will almost certainly need to be purchased separately. Pricing has yet to be announced, but if it follows classic Xiaomi patterns, this thing will be dirt cheap. A launch date also has yet to be revealed, but we’ll probably find out more over the coming weeks.
— Hugo Barra (@hbarra) May 18, 2016