Xiaomi to launch Android-powered smart TV with MIUI and Snapdragon 600
Xiaomi, a Chinese handset maker, recently began branching out into other areas, and the latest addition to their portfolio is a Smart TV that will run on an in-house mod to Google’s popular Android OS.
Dubbed the Mi-TV, the television set (or an AIO to be a bit more precise) is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600, and comes with a 3D 1080p display from either Samsung or LG. Internally, the set will house 2GB of RAM along with 8GB of storage, but at the moment it is unknown whether or not the set is capable of expansion via an external memory adapter or drive. On the connectivity front, the Mi-TV also sports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, as well as other streaming standards such as Miracast, WiDi, Airplay and DLNA.
If you’re one of those people that have a handset running MIUI or have tested the heavily modified Android OS and like it, then you’ll be in for a treat (should you purchase the set) as the Mi-TV will come with a customized version of MIUI.
The Mi-TV is slated for launch this October for an affordable 2999 yuan ($490). Pricing and availabilities for international shoppers have not yet been announced.