The Mi TV Stick, the dogle with which Xiaomi is going to stand up to the Chromecast and the Amazon Fire TV Stick, has obtained the certification of Google, bringing to light an unexpected feature.
A few weeks ago the first rumors emerged that anticipated that Xiaomi was preparing to launch the Mi TV Stick, and soon after the Asian giant confirmed the information unveiling the device alongside the Redmi Note 9 in Germany.
Since then, numerous reports indicate that Xiaomi dongle will go on sale in Europe very soon and advance their possible characteristics, but the truth is that there is still no official confirmation, so we can not take anything for granted.
Now, The Mi TV Stick has passed the Google certification that accredits it as an Android TV device and allows you to use the Play Store. This is stated from the Twitter account @AndroidTV_Rumor specialized in rumors related to Android, which points out that the device has the code name aquaman and is the model Mi TV-AESP0.
Apart from this information, the account provides unexpected information. In accordance with Geekbench results, the device is equipped with the Amlogic S805Y processor instead of the S905 that we thought until now. The surprise is that this chip does not offer 4K support and is only capable of generating 1080p output.
We can find a possible explanation for this in previous leaks. And it is that, according to other rumors, Xiaomi would not be preparing one, but two Mi TV Stick.
The most basic and cheapest version would offer a maximum resolution of 1080p, while the more advanced variant would have 4K support. In fact, in Geekbench there are results of a Xiaomi Mi TV-ANSP0 that integrates the Amlogic S905X3 processor that supports 4K output, a fact that reinforces the information from this rumor.
From previous leaks we know that the chip will be accompanied by a Mali-G31 GPU, 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage, expandable through a microSD card.
However, as we said at the moment there is nothing confirmed, so We can only wait until Xiaomi speaks and there is an official announcement.