#Xiaomi announced the Android TV-powered Mi Box back in May this year, coinciding perfectly with the Google I/O event. This device was the company’s first U.S. centric device, suggesting that the Chinese manufacturer had renewed ambitions for the American market. A new report is now speculating that this Android TV box is going to be available in the U.S. by October carrying a price tag of $100.
The Mi Box is sporting hardware comparable to the NVIDIA Shield, which is priced at $200. Considering the fact that it’s about a $100 cheaper than NVIDIA’s offering, the Mi Box might have a real shot in the U.S. markets. Much like contemporary Android TV consoles, the Mi Box will come with a remote of its own with Xiaomi also announcing a Bluetooth-based gaming controller.
As for the console itself, there will be 2GB of RAM, 8GB of storage (expandable via USB) and a quad-core ARM-based processor onboard. The console supports HDMI 2.0a, which allows you to stream 4K content in 60 frames per second, along with Dolby Digital Plus audio. So clearly, the Mi Box is a power packed offering despite the relatively smaller form factor.