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Xiaomi heralds the future – and is putting TV manufacturers under a lot of pressure

Last updated on March 9, 2021

While Xiaomi is mainly known for smartphones in this country, the Chinese company also offers a whole range of electronic devices. This includes the Xiaomi Mi Box 4S Pro, which has now been officially introduced. Xiaomi is thus taking an important step into the future of TV. Especially the price makes you sit up and take notice.

Xiaomi Mi Box 4S Pro enables streaming of 8K content

Not even 4K televisions are available in most households, and Xiaomi is already taking it a step further: The new Xiaomi Mi Box 4S Pro allows streaming of 8K content, reports Android Authority. This is 7,680 x 4,320 pixels, which is significantly more than the current 4K allows. Streaming services like Netflix, Disney+ or Amazon Prime do not yet offer such content, but with the hardware of the Xiaomi Mi Box 4S Pro you are well prepared for the future
The Xiaomi Mi Box 4S Pro. Picture: Xiaomi.

Inside the set-top box there are 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. Information about the built-in processor is still missing at this time. The regular 4K version of the Mi Box 4S uses a 4 core chip from Amlogic with 2 GHz clock speed. The Xiaomi Mi Box 4S Pro also has a future-proof HDMI 2.1 connection, which makes resolutions of 8K possible in the first place. On the software side, MIUI for TV is part of the package.
In China, the Xiaomi Mi Box 4S Pro is said to cost the equivalent of around 51 euros, which is an attractive price for a TV set box that supports streaming 8K content. This should put Xiaomi under a lot of pressure from some TV manufacturers. Whether the Xiaomi Mi Box 4S Pro will also come to Germany is not yet certain. , we have compared different devices such as Amazon’s Fire TV Stick, the Chromecast or Apple TV and also give buying recommendations for each price category.

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