Xiaomi Mi Box 4, Mi Box 4c smart TV boxes go big on AI, can stream 4K videos

Xiaomi on Monday announced two new Mi Boxes in its home market – China, namely — Mi Box 4 and Mi Box 4c. These fourth-generation Android-powered 4K HDR smart TV Mi boxes succeed last year’s Mi Box 3c and Mi Box 3s. The newly announced Mi Boxes – both Mi Box 4 and Mi Box 4c come with AI-based UI and 4K HDR support.

Both the Mi Box 4 and Box 4c come with similar features, while the only departments the Boxes differ is RAM and Bluetooth. As per the pricing details, the Mi Box 4c is announced at a price tag of CNY 249 – which roughly translates to Rs 2500, on the other hand, the Mi Box 4 is slightly more expensive and comes at a price tag of CNY 349 which roughly translates around Rs. 3,500. The registrations for both the Mi Boxes have already started and are now live.

Both the Mi Box 4 and Mi Box 4c will go on sale starting February 1 but in China. The first Mi Box was announced back in 2016 – at the Google I/O event. Mi Box 4 succeeds the Mi Box 3, while the Mi Box 4c is the advanced version of Mi Box 3c. Xiaomi launched the Mi Box 3 and Mi Box 3c that come with AI-based user interface PatchWall back in 2016. The same user interface is seen in the newly launched Mi Boxes as well.

Xiaomi had brought the two devices with the same AI-based user interface PatchWall. Notably, the first Mi Box was unveiled at Google I/O 2016. Both the Mi Box 4 and Mi Box 4c packs Xiaomi’s PathWall artificial intelligence based user interface which allows the users to browse content using their voice. Basically, users just need to say what they need to watch and the Mi Box will listen to the voice and do the needful.

The Mi Box 4, Mi Box 4c also comes with the ability to learn the user’s viewing habits and then accordingly suggest the content based on their preferences. The Mi Boxes further come with something called the Mi Remote Control – which allows the Mi Box 4 to also work with most of the smart appliances.

Mi Box 4 and 4c come with 4K HDR video support along with Dolby Audio + DTS-HD audio decoder output. Both the Boxes are powered by an Amlogic S905L quad-core Cortex-A53 64-bit processor coupled with 3+2 core Mali-45 GPU. The Mi Box 4 packs 2GB RAM and 8GB internal storage, while on the other hand Mi Box 4c sports 1GB RAM. Both the boxes come with the ability to deliver 4K HDR output with a resolution of 3840 x 2160.

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