Xiaomi has just launched a pair of new receivers - the Mi TV Box 3C and Mi TV Box 3S.
As far as the exterior is concerned, both are identical in size and weight, sporting a black rounded body with a matte texture and engraved company logo. There is a difference in features with Mi Box 3S having a slender lead.
Mi Box 3S sports big changes, comparing to its predecessor. It is equipped with quad-core 64-bit Amlogic S905X chipset clocked at 2.0 GHz and it has 2 GB RAM paired with 8 GB ROM. The module streams 4K HDR video with 60 fps and has Dolby DTS audio.
Mi Box 3S also got a new MiTouch Remote Control with a sensor ring and makes use of an upgraded HDMI 2.0ax port.
Mi Box 3C introduces more simplified features. It runs on 64-bit Amlogic S905 quad-core with 2.0 GHz frequency and houses 1 GB DDR3 RAM, combined with 4 GB ROM. The module also boasts 4K video playback with 60 fps. It does not support HDR technology as its higher-end sibling and the MiTouch remote is missing.
LAst but not least, an Artificial Intelligence system called PatchWall analyzes your search and viewing history and gives advice on the content in line with your preferences.
In terms of connectivity, both consoles got AV and HDMI ports, USB 2.0 and support dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac along with Bluetooth 4.1.