Xiaomi Mi Reader Runs Android 8.1, Costs $83

Xiaomi Mi Reader Runs Android 8.1, Costs $83 e-Reading Hardware

The Chinese gadget maker Xiaomi  has just announced a new ereader.

The Xiaomi Mi Reader is a budget-priced 6" ereader that supports a wide variety of ebook formats. It runs a custom version of Android 8.1 Oreo on a quad-core 1.8GHz Allwinner B300 CPU with 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage.

Screen resolution is 212 PPI, and the Mi Reader has both a touchscreen and frontlight. Supported formats include Epub and PDF, and office formats including PPT, XLS, and DOC. Weighing in at 178 grams, the Mi Reader has a 1.8Ah battery and measures 8.3mm thin.

It's going up for pre-order slash crowdfunding in China tomorrow at the price of CNY 579 (~$ 8240), and is scheduled to ship in China on 18 December. It's reportedly only going to be shipped to backers, andt there's no word if it will be sold at retail or make it to international markets.

NDTV

Nate Hoffelder

View posts by Nate Hoffelder
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

4 Comments

  1. Xavier Basora20 November, 2019

    Nate

    Does it handle audiobooks?

    No micro Sd slot? For me that’s a deal breaker

    xavier

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder20 November, 2019

      I don’t think it supports audiobooks, no.

      Reply
  2. Xavier20 November, 2019

    Nate,

    Thanks. That’s too bad.

    Is it expensive to add the necessary hardware/software to support audiobooks?

    Xavier

    Reply
  3. Khayrul23 November, 2019

    Sd card support or not

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Scroll to top