The Xiaomi Mi Box is one of those devices which is being highly waited on by the Android TV community. It is a commonly known issue that the selection of available Android TV devices, is limited at best. As such, any new arrival is likely to be one which is waited on to some degree. However, with this being an Xiaomi product, the clear expectation is that this will be an Android TV device which is competitively priced while being performance-driven. Which if the expectations are correct, would make this a device which can instantly adopt its position within the Android TV market and especially since the demise of the Nexus Player.
So far, the expectations seem to be holding true based on the already announced design and specs of the device. It is already known for instance that this will be a 4K-enabled Android TV box and will also make use of improved audio and visual technologies like High Dynamic Range (HDR), Dolby Digital Plus and DTS Surround Sound. While the rest of the confirmed specs include 2GB RAM and 8GB internal storage. As well a remote control with voice command support and a sold separately gaming pad. That said, there are still no firm details on when the Xiaomi Mi Box will become available or more importantly, how much it will cost at launch.
Although, it does now seem as though the launch is getting closer as the Xiaomi Mi Box has now been spotted passing through the FCC. Which is always a good indicator that a product in question is on the way. Of course, with most of the specs and features already being announced, the actual FCC filing does not prove that useful beyond indicating that the device is nearing its availability stage. There are some pictures available as well as part of the FCC filing, although again, this is a device which has been highly covered in the media and hands-on images already coming through from Google I/O earlier in the year and based on the new FCC images, the design does not seem to have changed much, if at all. However, you can check out the full selection of images from the new FCC filing in the gallery below.