Xiaomi announced on June an affordable, short-throw laser projector designed to display cinema quality images. The Chinese company initially only released the projector in its home market on July, they sold all its stock in 1 hour, this proved to be a game-changing product, again, from Xiaomi. Now, the Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector reach international seas, this is the second batch and Gearbest has a limited exclusive stock.
We could say the Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector doesn’t have a cutting edge form factor, it’s more like a regular design, a kind of rectangular box where all the components live. Made from white abs polished plastic and metal in some partes, chassis and speaker grill. It would look boring but where shines it’s in inside technology.Comes with a simple package made from cardboard include the Laser Projector, remote control, user manual in chinese and power cord.
About its tech, we can tell this is a Smart Projector, for one side is a Android TvBox and for the other side is Laser Projector.
In fact, the hardware is moved by the same software that Mi Box carries, but its hardware is kind of similar, all the system is powered by a AmLogic T998 SoC (quad-core Cortex A53) and GPU Mali T830 , 2Gb of RAM and 16Gb of eMMC 5.0 memory for User space. For connectivity comes with a dual band Wi-Fi b/g/N/AC, Gigabit LAN, Bluetooth 4.1, three HDMI 2.0 input, one USB 3.0, one analog audio/video input, one analog audio output 3.5mm and S/PDIF output. Also, has four speakers for a stereo sound system, certified by DTS and Dolby Digital.
Now, talking about it projector technology, Xiaomi made a great effort and somehow they managed to put a great mix of high-end brands inside.
The laser projector part is made and signed from Appotronics, this give to Xiaomi a state of the art technology, this brand provide projectors to chinese movie theaters industry. This high quality lasers gives to this projector a native FHD resolution, maximum of 5000 lumens source brightness and a 3000:1 native contrast with a longevity of 25,000 hours. Able to project a display up to a maximum of 150 inches that gives to your living room a true cinema experience.
In order to get the best image quality the laser projector of Appotronics is paired with DLP tech from Texas instruments, this achieve a color reproduction over 85% NTSC color overlay for a vivid color world.
Again, Xiaomi change the game, its new Mi Laser (smart)Projector arrived to compete against the big brands from Japan and Taiwan, those that used to have the crown in projector market. But, in July, Xiaomi made history selling all its stock in one hour.
Somehow manage to bring to the masses the technology that you can only find high-end setups, like movie theaters. Its mix of hardware will manage to reproduce UHD 4K 60fps/FHD 1080p 30fps HW decoding and multiple formats including H.265 10-bit, H.264 and AVS+, HDR10 HDR processing. The Mi Box software it’s a great addition, this will give you an outstanding multimedia center.
In iGeekPhone we think the Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector is not for everyone, because of its unique characteristics, if you want to take advantage of it, you need an according setup in your living room, there is also a life and maintenance for the components. But if you want many inches, this is a great idea. Gearbest has the exclusivity of a second batch and if you are lucky enough you can get this state of the art tech at presale for $1999.00 USD usign XMLPP (50 times) as promo code at check out.
Update on Nov.11, 2018
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