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 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.