Xiaomi is yet to officially announce the Mi TV Stick but there's little to surprise. The Android TV dongle has been leaking extensively over the past few weeks and we now have its official pricing. The 1080p version of the dongle is listed on the company’s official Portuguese store with a price of €39.99.
You cannot order the device yet, neither does the listing offer an exact release date. However, you can sign up and get notified when it becomes available in the store. Portuguese news portal 4gnews claims the TV Stick could go on sale as early as July 15.
The Xiaomi Mi TV Stick received its Google certification earlier this month. So an official announcement should be just around the corner.
Xiaomi Mi TV Stick specs
Along with the official pricing, the listing on Xiaomi's Portuguese website has also revealed the spec details of the upcoming dongle. It's not like we didn't know any of it, but it's still an official confirmation.
The 1080p version of the Mi TV Stick offers a 1920 x 1080 resolution output at 60fps. It comes with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a Cortex-A53 quad-core CPU, and an ARM Mali-450 GPU.
The device supports Bluetooth 4.2 and dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. Xiaomi is offering one Micro USB port and one HDMI port with this Android TV dongle.
Running Android TV 9.0, the Mi TV Stick comes with Google Assistant integration for voice control. It supports all Mi Smart Home devices. Xiaomi has also included support for Dolby Audio and DTS Surround Sound with MP3, WMA, AAC, Flac, and OGG audio formats.
This dongle supports VP9-10, H.265, H.264, VC-1, MPEG 1/2/4, and real 8/9/10 video codecs. Supported video formats include RM, MOV, VOB, AVI, MKV, TS, WMV, and MP4. Last but not least, it supports JPG, BMP, GIF, and PNG image formats.
The description also mentions Chromecast and Google Play Store support. In addition to a Google Assistant button, the remote also features dedicated buttons for Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
So your favorite show is just a click away. Measuring 92.4 x 30.2 x 15.2 mm, the Xiaomi Mi TV Stick weighs 28.5 grams.
Xiaomi also has a 4K version of the Mi TV Stick. It is slightly better specced with Xiaomi offering more RAM (2GB), more powerful processor, a USB Type-C port, and 4K output, obviously.
The pricing details of this model are not yet known. But with Xiaomi expected to launch the Mi TV Stick soon, it won't be a too-long wait now.