Xiaomi has just launched a new e-reader called the Mi Reader Pro. It’s a massive upgrade over the original Mi Reader and comes as a direct competitor to the Amazon Kindle Oasis, the Paperwhite’s bigger brother.
The new reader has a large display, numerous adjustments to the screen and voice search for faster entry of titles.
The display has a diagonal of 7.8 inches with an e-ink screen and a pixel density of 330 ppi. The LED for screen lighting has a brightness that can be adjusted in 24 levels and the option of changing the color from warm to cold depending on the environment in order to enable a more comfortable reading experience.
Inside there is 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, quad-core CPU and a user interface based on Android Oreo 8.1. Connectivity includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and the reader supports local Chinese platforms such as Baidu and WeChat Reading. Xiaomi has implemented some of its own Xiao AI voice functions to enable a smoother and faster browsing experience on the Mi Reader Pro.
Books can be transferred from a phone when both devices are on the same wireless network, and it supports all popular file formats like .txt, .epub, .pdf, and even Microsoft Office documents. The internal battery has a capacity of 3,200 mAh and enables a standby time of up to 70 days.
Other important features of Xiaomi Mi Reader Pro (in Chinese)
The Xiaomi Mi Reader Pro is only available in black and officially costs CNY 1,299. However, the first sale starts at 1,099 CNY, which is about 165 USD / 140 EUR. So far, the reader can only be bought in China, but hopefully it will appear overseas as it looks like a really tempting offer.
source (in Chinese)