The Chinese tech maker Xiaomi is expanding its presence in new product categories every now and then. Today, the firm announced a slew of devices across different categories at its fifth birthday celebrations in Beijing. The devices that were launched include a weighing scale, a smart power strip and a new Smart TV.
Mi TV 2
Xiaomi announced the 55 inch Mi TV 2 smart Android TV a week after the launch of the 40 inch variant. As per the firm, the 55 inch Mi TV 2 boasts of a 4K LCD panel and it is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad core processor teamed up with 2 GB of RAM. There is 8 GB of native storage space in the TV and there is a wireless eight-speaker soundbar and a sub-woofer equipped with Dolby virtual surround sound improvements.
The 55 inch offering is pretty slimmer than the 49 inch Mi TV 2 that went official in the last year as its frame is ultra-thin measuring only 15.2 mm. Like the other Mi TV offerings, this one is also based on MIUI TV OS. This Mi TV 2 is priced at 4,999 yuan.
Xiaomi Redmi 2A
To lure the first time smartphone buyers, Xiaomi announced the Redmi 2A smartphone priced at 599 yuan (approx. $99). The smartphone is a variant of the Redmi 2 that was launched earlier this year and it is given a 4.7 inch display and it is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad core cortex A7 Leadcore L1860C processor along with 1 GB of RAM.
The Redmi 2A is bundled with 8 GB of native storage space that can be expanded externally and there is an 8 MP main snapper. There are other aspects such as 4G LTE connectivity support and a 2,200 mAh battery. It will be going on sale from April 8 in a slew of color variants. On the first day, the Redmi 2A will be available for 499 yuan.
Pink Mi Note
The firm announced its flagship smartphone Mi Note earlier this year in three color variants. Now, the device is available in a pink color option as well. The device packs the same innards as the other Mi Note models. But, this new color option will arrive only in the 16 GB variant and it will be bundled with a 5,000 mAh power bank that is gift packed. This new pink Mi Note is priced at 2,499 yuan.
Besides these offerings, Xiaomi has unveiled smart devices such as Mi Smart Scale and Mi Power Strip. The Mi Smart Scale is a weighing scale with an accuracy of even 50 grams. This weighing machine can sync with the Mi Fit app and it can manage the weights of 15 people.
The Smart Mi Power Strip is similar to the normal power strips. It includes three USB Smart Ports each with 2.1A output. There are three power sockets that can charge smartphones and other devices. The Mi Smart Scale and Mi Power Strip are priced at 99 yuan and 49 yuan.