Xiaomi Mi eBook Reader may launch globally, receives Bluetooth certification

Xiaomi may launch an Amazon Kindle-rival globally

  • Xiaomi may launch its eBook Reader globally
  • The device has received the Bluetooth certifications
  • Xiaomi Mi Reader ships with a 6-inch HD e-ink display

Xiaomi’s first ebook reader, the Mi Reader, was announced last year but was limited to the Chinese market. However, the company might be planning a global release soon with the name Mi eBook Reader as it was just spotted on the Bluetooth SIG certification. The certification site only reveals the name of the device and confirms that it will come with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. Considering that Xiaomi has been expanding its product ecosystem globally over the years, this doesn’t come as a surprise. Can it take on popular Amazon Kindle models? We’ll just have to wait and see.

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The Xiaomi Mi Reader in China ships with a 6-inch HD e-ink display with 212 pixels per inch display and weighs just 178 grams. The device has support for 24 brightness settings and allows for uniform brightness coverage of up to 90 percent. The ebook reader is powered by a 1.8GHz quad-core Allwinner B300 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Xiaomi’s custom UI on top and has USB Type-C port for charging. The Mi Reader features a 1,800mAh battery and doesn’t support fast-charging. It measures 159.2 x 116 x 8.3mm and weighs around 178 grams as said above. The Xiaomi Mi Reader price in China is RMB 599 (around Rs. 5,900), so we can expect the global price to be around the same.