Mi AI Smart Speaker (second generation) has launched in China on Friday, April 9. It has the same design and aesthetics as the previous generation model but comes with some improvements. The Mi AI Smart Speaker (second generation) supports daisy chaining, which allows you to pair two Mi AI Smart Speaker models together. There are physical controls on top of the new Mi speaker, which has a boxy, tower-like shape similar to its predecessor. The smart speaker is offered in a single colour option.
The Mi AI Smart Speaker (second generation) is priced at CNY 199 (roughly Rs. 2,300) and will start shipping from April 16 in China. The smart speaker is offered in a single White colour. As of now, Xiaomi has not shared any information on India availability of the Mi AI Smart Speaker (second generation).
The Mi AI Smart Speaker (second generation) comes with 2-ich magnetic speakers that deliver an 8W sound output. It has six microphones to better pick up voice commands. There is support for dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support as well.
Xiaomi's Mi AI Smart Speaker (second generation) has four buttons including a mic mute button for privacy, two buttons to change tracks, and one button to play/ pause music. There is also ring around the button that you can slide your finger on to adjust volume.
The Mi AI Smart Speaker (second generation) comes with support for Xiaomi's IoT platform that includes a wide variety of smart devices. Additionally, two of these speakers can be paired together to get a stereo music listening experience. The Mi AI Smart Speaker (second generation) has one-touch connectivity with the Mijia app and voice recognition as well. In terms of dimensions, the smart speaker measures 211.6x88.2x88.2mm and weighs 752 grams.
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