02 January 2020
Xiaomi has officially launched its first-ever smart display product named XiaoAI Touchscreen Speaker Pro 8 in China. It is essentially a smart speaker with a display panel like the Amazon Echo Show and Google Nest Hub. The major difference is that it has been released by keeping the Chinese market in mind.
As the name suggests, the XiaoAI Touchscreen Speaker Pro 8 sports an 8-inch display that offers 1200 x 800 pixels resolution. It has a 50.8mm 10W driver that has been paired with three sub-woofers. It means users can expect loud and clear audio output, especially during music playback.
It is powered by Xiaomi's XiaoAI digital assistant that will help users get things done. It can be used for setting reminders/alarms, checking weather, real-time traffic updates, live sports scores, breaking news, and even playing videos. It even supports a number of streaming apps so that users can binge their favorite shows and movies directly on the smart display. And yes, it can be used for video calling purposes as well.
Xiaomi has priced the XiaoAI Touchscreen Speaker Pro 8 at CNY 499 i.e. about $72. It is scheduled to go on sale starting December 18th via Xiaomi YouPin, JD.com, and Mi.com. There are no words on the global availability of the product yet.