“Mi Reader ships with the Allwinner B300 processor, a 1,800mAh battery and runs Android 8.1 Oreo with custom software on top”
Xiaomi Mi Reader has been launched in China, as expected. The device looks a lot similar to the Amazon’s Kindle reader, and it is compatible with multiple file formats, including TXT, EPUD, PDF, DOC, XLS, PPT, compatible WPS and Microsoft Office content. The Mi Reader also has the ability to import user’s library from the cloud and can seamlessly switch between smartphone to the Mi Reader while reading. In terms of design, the device packs thick white bezels and a dark rear panel with a smooth matte finish.
Mi Reader price
Mi Reader is priced at RMB 579 (around Rs. 5,900) and is available via crowdfunding starting November 20th, i.e., tomorrow. Once it reaches the crowdfunding goal, the price will be increased to RMB 599 (around Rs 6,100). It would ship from December 18th. Xiaomi didn’t reveal when the Mi Reader would go on open sale in China and whether it would launch in global markets, including India.
Mi Reader specifications
The new Mi Reader features a 6-inch HD e-ink display with 212 pixels per inch (PPI) display density, support for 24 brightness settings and allows for uniform brightness coverage of up to 90 percent. It is powered by a 1.8GHz quad-core Allwinner B300 processor paired with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The device runs Android 8.1 Oreo with a custom skin overlaid on top, rocks a USB Type-C port and a 1,800mAh battery. It measures 159.2 x 116 x 8.3mm and weighs around 178 grams.