29 June 2022
Xiaomi has quietly launched a new Android-powered streaming box named Mi Box 4S Max. The box has been announced in China with no words on the global release yet. This is the newest release from the company after a long time. The last time it debuted the Mi Box 4S Pro was in 2020 which is now two years old.
The main highlight of the Mi Box 4S Max is its extended RAM and storage space. It is packed with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage space which is a lot more than you usually get on streaming devices. The usual configuration includes 2GB of RAM and 8GB of storage which is not exactly enough.
The streaming is capable of streaming 4K HDR content at 60fps and 8K content as well. However, the support for AV1 decoding is missing which means users should not expect a smooth 8K content streaming. The choice of processor here is Amlogic S905X3 which is a budget quad-core processor. It features Cortex-A55 CPU cores and Mali-G31 MC2 GPU.
The device has an HDMI 2.1 port and a USB 3.0 port. It will boot MIUI for TV Android skin out of the box but the exact Android version is unknown. Xiaomi has priced the Mi Box 4S Max at CNY 499 which is about $75. It is currently exclusive to China but if it makes it way to the global market, we will keep you posted.