Xiaomi has expanded its rising Android TV set-top field lineup with the addition of the Mi Field 4S Max, which presents sizeable storage and RAM upgrades over its rivals.
[Update 06/13]: As we suspected, it seems that the Xiaomi Mi Field 4S Max will solely be bought within the tech giants homeland. Xiaomi has confirmed to Android Authority that this fascinating Android TV set-top field will solely be bought in China formally stating:
“We at present haven’t any plans to introduce Xiaomi Field 4S Max to worldwide markets.”
This isn’t an excellent shock, provided that Xiaomi has an unlimited product lineup that’s solely obtainable through official channels in China. Usually third-party sellers supply the flexibility to import such merchandise, which appears to be like prone to be the one approach western followers will be capable to pay money for the Mi Field 4S Max this time round.
Formally launched in China (through APCTV), the Xiaomi Mi Field 4S Max appears to be like pretty just like earlier generations, but it surely comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage as customary. Given the irritating storage and efficiency limitations of Google’s personal flagship Chromecast with Google TV, Xiaomi has determined to make sure that these annoyances will not be current on this streaming field.
The Xiaomi Mi Field 4S Max is powered by an Amlogic S905X3 processor, which makes use of the Amlogic Video Engine 10. Sadly, which means the AV1 codec is just not supported right here, however Xiaomi states that it’s nonetheless capable of stream content material at 4K 60fps and even at 8K decision — though no body price has been specified.
Enter and outputs embrace an HDMI 2.1 port, USB 3.0 port, plus an in-the-box distant can be included that’s stated to help the Google Assistant through an in-built microphone. That’s a fairly customary allocation for a house streaming machine reminiscent of this. MIUI for TV comes pre-installed atop Android TV right here, however as a result of it’s at present solely obtainable in China, various the preferred Western streaming providers will not be obtainable.
Xiaomi has listed the Mi Field 4S Max at 499 yuan (~$75) on its official storefront in China. Whereas that worth may appear particularly tempting, it’s not clear if Xiaomi will launch this set-top field exterior of the area.
Extra on Google TV:
FTC: We use earnings incomes auto affiliate hyperlinks. Extra.
Take a look at 9to5Google on YouTube for extra information: