The Xiaomi smart speaker has been released, which is Xiaomi’s first smart speaker in India. The new product comes with Google Assistant support and includes two far-field microphones. The top of the Xiaomi smart speaker is also equipped with a voice light, which looks similar to the halo on the Amazon Echo speaker. The Mi Smart Speaker has a metal mesh design, which the company claims helps provide a better sound experience and premium appearance. Xiaomi’s goal is to replace Google Home Mini and Amazon Echo Dot by launching Mi Smart Speaker in the country.
Price, availability of Mi smart speakers in India
The price of Mi Smart Speaker has been set at Rs. The price in India is Rs 3,999, but the promotional price is Rs. Initially it was 3,499. The speaker will be available on Flipkart, Mi.com and Mi Home stores starting Thursday, October 1. The speaker will soon be available in other offline retail stores in the country.
Xiaomi smart speaker specifications and functions
The 0.7mm thin metal grid top of the Xiaomi smart speaker has a matte finish, providing a premium appearance. The grid design helps provide a space-filled sound experience. The speaker has a 12W 2.5-inch pre-excited audio driver that has been adjusted for DTS sound. There is also a touch panel with controls to adjust the volume, play/pause music tracks, and mute the built-in microphone.
Xiaomi has provided a Hi-Fi audio processor produced by Texas Instruments (TI) on Xiaomi smart speakers to help accurately decode audio signals. The speaker also comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support. You can also connect two Mi Smart Speaker units together via Bluetooth to get a stereo effect.
The presence of Google Assistant brings Mi Smart Speaker into the Google Home application and makes it compatible with all connected devices that support Google Assistant. You can also use the Google Home app on your smartphone to create a multi-room setup. For voice control, Mi Smart Speaker comes with two far-field microphones. The speaker also supports Hindi voice commands through Google Assistant.
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