Xiaomi is unsurprisingly throwing its lot in with the smart speaker crowd. The Mi AI Speaker vaguely resembles the competition, but looks to be powered by Xiaomi’s own AI assistant.
The physical speaker features a six microphone array set up to listen for instructions. Although we’re not entirely clear on what the activation word for the speaker happens to be. The actual speakers are located on the sides of the device, with the obligatory downward facing subwoofer.
Xiaomi’s offerings with the Mi AI Speaker are somewhat different from its competition. It doesn’t appear to be able to conduct internet searches or take notes, but it is capable of streaming audio. What set this speaker apart from the rest is the option to expand its functions using add-ons and plugins. This expansion is facilitated through an Android app.
The Mi AI Speaker is set to be sold for RMB 299 (about RM190) with no release date available.