Xiaomi has a tendency to surprise its audiences with all the unique products that are churned out of the company every other month. The company has now announced its set-top boxes Mi Box 3c and Mi Box 3s that come with user interface PatchWall, which is based on artificial intelligence. Due to the implementation of artificial intelligence, the user interface will reportedly learn the viewing habits of the users and accordingly make the suggestions, which are likely to become better over time.
In terms of specifications, Mi Box 3c is capable of 4K video playback at 60fps and is powered by a 2GHz quad-core Amlogic S905 (Cortex-A53) processor. The set-top box comes with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of flash storage. In terms of connectivity options, Mi Box 3c comes with support for Wi-Fi 802.11ac, an HDMI port, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, and two USB 2.0 ports. The device comes with company’s infrared remote control.
Coming to the slightly beefed up version among the set-top boxes, Mi Box 3s comes with support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) and is powered by a 2GHz quad-core Amlogic S905X (Cortex-A53) processor. The Mi Box 3s packs 2GB of RAM and has 8GB of flash storage. While the PatchWall UI on Mi Box 3c is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, the one on Mi Box 3s is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Apart from these differences, most other specifications of the set-top boxes are similar.
Xiaomi Mi Box 3c and Mi Box 3s will be available for sale at prices CNY 199 (roughly Rs. 13,500) and CNY 299 (roughly Rs. 20,300) in China from November 22.