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Xiaomi prepares to launch new e-book reader to compete with Amazon Kindle

Xiaomi prepares to launch new e-book reader to compete with Amazon Kindle

Xiaomi has previously launched the iReader T6 and MiReader in China


If you take a closer look at the e-book reader market globally, you will notice that there are two players that dominate the market – the Amazon Kindle and the Rakuten Kobo.

And although smartphones and tablets can read e-books in PDF formats, dedicated e-book readers like these are important as they have a large number of users around the world.

It seems that Xiaomi has paid close attention to this market and is keen to enter it. NotebookCheck has noticed that there is a new product named Xiaomi Mi Ebook Reader that has been approved by the institution responsible for issuing Bluetooth certificates, and which will support Bluetooth 5.0.

This means that Xiaomi’s e-book reader may also support audiobooks, as is the case with the Amazon Kindle devices. It should be noted that Kindle has been supporting Arabic language content since 2018.

Xiaomi has already manufactured e-book readers. Last year, it launched the iReader T6 then MiReader in China and these devices exclusively support Mandarin scripts.

But the recent leaks about the upcoming device suggests that Xiaomi is set to launch a global product that will support several more languages.

The leak did not reveal the technical specifications of the device, but it is expected to be similar to the MiReader and hence will likely feature a six-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.

MiReader specs include a 1GHz processor with 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. With the MiReader priced at only $86, Xiaomi’s new reader is also expected to not exceed $100.

This story originally appeared on MENA Tech

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