22 November 2019
As teased by Xiaomi last week, it has released its first-ever eBook reader named Mi Reader in China. It has a product design that will instantly remind of you Amazon's Kindle eBook readers. The shape and size are very similar and even the color scheme is identical.
The Mi Reader sports a 6-inch e-ink display with HD resolution and 212ppi pixel density. There are a total of 24 preset brightness settings which can be selected as per one's preference or need. It is capable of offering up to 90% uniform brightness coverage for a comfortable reading experience. The device is compatible with various file formats including TXT, EPUD, PDF, DOC, XLS, and PPT as well as Microsoft Office and WPS content.
Under the hood, it has a 1.8GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. There is 16GB of onboard storage to help you store your favorite eBooks and other documents. There is support for exporting files from external sources so that you can use the reader for all sorts of documents you have. It is also said to support cloud syncing so that users can switch between smartphones and the reader on the fly.
It has a 1,800mAh battery that should keep it going for weeks with ease. It features a USB Type-C port for charging and will come bundled with a 5V/1.5A charger. It runs a custom Android 8.1 Oreo skin for the software interface. Xiaomi has priced the Mi Reader at CNY 579 (about $82) but it is a discounted price during the crowdfunding phase. It will be sold at CNY 599 (about $85) once the crowdfunding goal is achieved.