Mi TV stick has just been found on a Geekbench listing and the Google Play Console, indicating that Xiaomi is imminently starting to download. During the last month we have heard constant rumors about it, but rather AliExpress also has recently had a retail unit. Yet with the latest list from Google Play Console and Geekbench, one thing’s for sure — only one model from Mi TV Stick can support up to 1080p or a full HD resolution only. Xiaomi is not official yet. We haven’t heard much of anything about the 4 K model, but the logic says that in the works another should be there. This would allow Xiaomi to target several price points and likely compete well with Amazon’s Fire TV Stick.
News about the licensure of Google and Geekbench listings came through a tweet from the AndroidTV Guide, as reported in 9o5Google (@androidtv rumor). The full-HD version of Mi TV Stick is allegedly referred to as ‘Aquaman’ and a model number ‘AESP0.’ In the earlier case, it was claimed that the Geekbench score had an Amlogic S805Y SoC, with a peak resolution of 1080p. This was later determined by an AndroidTV Guide Tweet, which shows clearly the SoC in use, with an screenshot of a Google Play Console page. The MiTV-ANSP0, which can use an Amlogic S905X3 SoC that supports 4k resolution, is another rumored model in question. Google’s approval of this platform indicates that it will be released soon. Recently, Mi TV Stick listings had been live on AliExpress, an online shopping website, so we probably did not have to wait until Xiaomi makes an announcement them.