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Xiaomi Mi Reader with 6-inch HD e-ink display launched in China

Xiaomi has made its debut in the e-reader market by launching the Mi Reader in its home country of China. The brand’s first e-reader will be available for crowdfunding in China starting tomorrow. With the Xiaomi Mi Reader, the company is taking on the likes of the Amazon Kindle. The device supports a wide-range of file formats like TXT, EPUB, PDF, DOC, XLS, PPT, and a wide range of compatible WPS and Microsoft Office content. Notably, the e-reader lets you import content from the cloud and synchronise it so you can seamlessly switch between reading on the phone to the Mi Reader.

Xiaomi Mi Reader features a 6-inch e-ink display and a 1,800mAh battery

Xiaomi Mi Reader specifications and features

The Xiaomi Mi Reader has a 6-inch HD e-ink display with a pixel density of 212ppi. The e-reader is capable of supporting 24 brightness presets and allows for a uniform brightness coverage of up to 90 percent. The device is powered by a quad-core Allwinner B300 processor, which is accompanied by 1GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. The e-reader is based on Android 8.1 Oreo and has a custom skin on top of the OS.

Xiaomi claims that the Mi Reader can store more than 5,000 e-books. The e-reader has access to hundreds of thousands of books. You can log in into the accessory by using your WeChat or Xiaomi account to syncronise your library in real-time from the cloud. The device lets you adjust the font size and contrast to read manga comics more easily and clearly. The e-reader is fuelled by a beefy 1,800mAh battery that can be charged using the USB Type-C port onboard. Lastly, the device offers a dual-tone design with thick white bezels and a dark rear with a grippy texture.

Xiaomi Mi Reader price

Xiaomi is offering the Mi Reader at a discounted pricing of RMB 579 (~Rs 5,900) in China during the crowdfunding period. Once the project is successfully funded, the price of the device will go up to RMB 599 (~Rs 6,100). The shipments of the e-reader will begin in China from December 18th.

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