Xiaomi brought many new smart products to Italy during the event just held in live streaming. Among these, it is worth mentioning the fifth generation of Mi Band, the TWS earphones for just € 40 and the entry level 1080p Mi TV Stick. "New" is not quite the correct term: most of the gadgets had already been presented in other markets, now we have the prices and availability for our country. We have already told you about scooters and the gaming monitor in separate articles, here is the rest.
The fifth generation of the most famous economic smartband in the world had been presented about a month ago in China: the main novelties on the hardware side are an even larger color display, a more precise cardio sensor and a new magnetic charging system, much more practical than offered by previous models. On the software side, Mi Band 5 is able to track up to 11 different sports activities, has a greater ability to customize the aesthetic side and can monitor sleep, stress level and menstrual cycle.
Xiaomi Mi Band 5 official in China with larger display and 146 magnetic charger
Mobile June 11
The Mi Band 5 will be available from midnight today – to be precise: from 00:01 on Thursday 16 July – on the official online Mi Store and from the following morning in the authorized Mi Stores. The price is € 39.99, but for those who buy online in the first 24 hours there is a discount of € 5 (while supplies last). Availability at third party resellers, such as Euronics or Amazon, is scheduled for July 20. The update to the Italian language will arrive via OTA on 30 July.
"True wireless" earphones for those who do not want to spend a lot and want satisfactory autonomy. Each charge guarantees up to 5 hours of continuous listening, and the case contains three other complete ones, up to a total of 20 hours. The design is very similar to that of the Apple AirPods, so no in-ear; the sensor is present to understand when the headset is removed from the ear, while the back is touch-sensitive to manage voice controls and playback. It is noteworthy to note that active cancellation of background noise (ANC) is also provided at this price range.
The earphones will be available in Italy starting from this midnight, like the Mi Band 5, but only on the official online Mi Store. They will cost € 39.99, but for the first 24 hours there is a discount of € 5 (again, while supplies last). They will arrive at other retailers and physical Mi Stores towards the end of the month.
The Mi TV Stick was also presented in mid-June, but in two versions: only the lower-end one will arrive, with maximum resolution FHD 1080p, 1 GB of RAM and microUSB. Let's summarize the technical specifications:
- Android TV 9.0 operating system
- Processor: Quad-Core Cortex-A53 up to 2.0 GHz
- ARM Mali-450 GPU
- 1 GB of DDR3 RAM memory
- 8GB of internal eMMC memory
- Wi-Fi Dual Band 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (2.4 + 5GHz), HDMI 2.0a, microUSB, Bluetooth 4.2
- Audio: Dolby Audio and DTS Sorround
- Support fullHD 1080p 60 fps resolution, Google Assistant
Xiaomi Mi official TV Stick: two versions, technical characteristics and unboxing video 168
Android 22 June
The Mi TV Stick will be available from July 20 at a price of € 39.99 at authorized Mi Stores and at Amazon. It will be available at other retailers from the end of the month.
Xiaomi takes this opportunity to bring Redmi 9A and 9C to Italy, presented in Malaysia a couple of weeks ago. Together with Redmi 9, which has already been available from us for a few weeks in exclusive WindTre, they represent a rather complete and aggressive offer for the low-end market. Redmi 9C is the most prestigious of the three, with triple rear camera, 5,000 mAh of battery and 6.53 "display; Redmi 9A is basically a 9C with single camera. Redmi 9 is characterized by a higher-end SoC – a MediaTek Helio G80 against the G35 of the other two.
| Redmi 9 77.01 x 163.32 x 9.1 mm|
6.53 inches – 2340×1080 px
| Redmi 9A 77.07 x 164.9 x 9 mm|
6.53 inches – 1600×720 px
| Redmi 9C 77.07 x 164.9 x 9 mm|
6.53 inches – 1600×720 px
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Prices and availability:
- Redmi 9, we said, is already purchasable starting from € 149.90 (3 + 32 GB)
- Redmi 9A will arrive in the main distribution chains from the end of July in three colors (Granite Gray, Peacock Green and Sky Blue) for € 119.90 (2 + 32 GB).
- Redmi 9AT will arrive in September, always at € 119.90 with 2GB of RAM and 32 of internal storage.
- Redmi 9C will arrive in early September in Midnight Gray, Sunrise Orange and Twilight Blue starting from € 149.90 (3 + 64 GB)
The 5G that does not give up anything? Motorola Edge, on offer today from Cellularishop at 520 euros or from Unieuro at 599 euros.