- Xiaomi announced the Mi Smart Clock during its European launch of the Redmi 9T and Redmi Note 9T.
- The small clock includes a 3.97-inch touchscreen display with some video features.
- The clock will go on sale in Europe for €49.99 but a launch date has yet to be revealed.
Xiaomi is getting into the smart clock business. Following in the footsteps of Amazon, Google, and Lenovo, the company has announced the Mi Smart Clock. The reveal was made as part of Xiaomi’s European launch of the Redmi 9T and Redmi Note 9T smartphones last week.
The Mi Smart Clock has a 3.97-inch touchscreen color display. It can show video from your connected security cameras so you can keep an eye on your house, or if you just to watch your pets play in another room. The clock also includes support Google Assistant with two built-in far-field microphones.
Chromecast support is also baked-in. In theory, that means you could cast video from YouTube, Netflix, or other Chromecast-supported smartphone apps to the clock’s display, although that was not shown during the brief reveal.
In addition, the Mi Smart Clock can be used to display your digital photo collection, along with serving as a hub for controlling your smart home devices. Of course, it’s also a smart speaker. Xiaomi says it can connect directly to your favorite music streaming services. For people who will use it as a fancy alarm clock, it has a Sunrise feature that gradually increases the light coming from the clock so you can wake up easier.
The Xiaomi Mi Smart Clock will be priced at €49.99 in European countries. There’s no word yet on a launch date, nor is there word on if it will be made available in other countries.