In an attempt to match pace with other tech majors across the world, Xiaomi too has entered the bandwagon of smart speaker by rolling its Mi AI speaker. Rolled out along with Xiaomi 5X smartphone, the smart speaker has a price tag of CNY 299, almost Rs 2,850. The speaker is not yet obtainable to purchase but is published on the website.
The Xiaomi Mi AI speaker arrives in White color version and can also be utilized for several functionalities through a smartphone app. People can listen to children stories, audio books, and Live radio as well as stream music on the speaker right with the help of the companion app. They can also receive calls utilizing the enhanced voice control and echo cancellation technology.
The Mi AI speaker has playback controls on top and comes with 6 omnidirectional microphones. It features a stretched out cuboid design pattern.
With Xiaomi making an entry in the industry, the smart speaker segment appears to have turned out to be fiercer than before. Google, Amazon, and Apple have already made their presence in the segment with Home, Echo Show, Homepods, and Harman Kardonn Invoke, respectively.
Facebook too is allegedly operating on an item in the same segment. As per a recent report, it has been recommended that Facebook is making smart speaker analogous to Amazon Echo Show with a 15-inch touch screen display. Mentioning sources from the chain of supply, the report claims that a Chinese tech maker, Pegatron, is making smart speaker of Facebook and the gadget itself might make the entry in the market in quarter one of 2018. The rumored smart speaker is by now being produced in small amounts.
Previously this month, a study from the Wall Street Journal claimed that Samsung is also operating on a smart speaker fueled by its artificially intelligent personal assistance—Bixby AI. The gadget is dubbed as Vega for now. No other details about the device are known to us for now.
Let us see if the new Mi AI speaker gets a successful response by the users or not.