Mi TV Stick was recently spotted on a Geekbench listing and on the Google Play Console, hinting at an imminent launch of Xiaomi’s streaming device. We’ve been hearing constant rumours about this over the past month and recently a retail unit was also spotted on AliExpress. Xiaomi hasn’t yet caused it to be official, but with the recent Google Play Console and Geekbench listing, something is sure — among the Mi TV Stick models will support up to a 1080p or full-HD resolution only. We’ve maybe not heard much about the 4K model, but logic dictates that there must be another one in the works. This allows Xiaomi to target different price points and probably give Amazon’s Fire TV Stick series good competition.
News concerning the Google certification and Geekbench listing came via a tweet from AndroidTV Guide (@androidtv_rumor), as reported by 9o5Google. The Mi TV Stick full-HD version is reportedly codenamed ‘aquaman,’ plus a model number ‘AESP0.’ From the Geekbench score, it was early in the day believed to have an Amlogic S805Y SoC, with a maximum supported resolution of 1080p.
This was later confirmed by a tweet from AndroidTV Guide, by having an image of a Google Play Console listing, plainly showing the SoC used. Another rumoured model under consideration is the MiTV-ANSP0, which could be using an Amlogic S905X3 SoC, which does support 4K resolution.
The fact that this model has been certified by Google indicates the state release soon. Recently, listings for the Mi TV Stick were live on on line shopping platform, AliExpress, so we likely won’t have to wait too long before Xiaomi officially announces it.
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