Redmi Smart Display 8 by the Xiaomi sub-brand is the latest addition to the company's smart home devices. The smart speaker was launched by Xiaomi on Tuesday along with a host of other devices including a smart TV - the Redmi Smart TV Max. The Redmi Smart Display 8 features an 8-inch display and bears similarities to Xiaomi's XiaoAI Touchscreen Speaker Pro 8 that was launched in December 2019. The latest device by Redmi is equipped with a built-in camera and has the third-generation Xiaomi's Xiao AI assistant support.
The Redmi Smart Display 8 carries a price tag of CNY 349 (roughly Rs. 3,800). At the moment, the device is listed on the Xiaomi China website, though it will be available for crowdfunding in the country via official channels from March 27. The details about the global pricing and availability of the Redmi Smart Display also aren't announced yet.
From the official posters, we can see the Redmi Smart Display 8 in Black and White colour options.
In terms of the design, the new Redmi Smart Display 8 bears similarities to the Xiaomi XiaoAI Touchscreen Speaker Pro 8 that was launched in December 2019. Just like the older Xiaomi smart speaker, the newly launched device by Redmi supports both voice and touch controls. The 8-inch display on the device further offers a 178-degree wide-viewing angle which includes a special lamination that reduces reflection and protects from eye strains.
The Xiao AI on the Redmi Smart Display 8 even supports gestures to control music, videos, and alarm clock. The device also works as a hub to control various smart devices. The front panel of the smart speaker has an HD camera for video calling with support for multi-device calls.
The Redmi Smart Display 8 also supports popular video platforms in China and has a custom kids mode. This mode contains kids-focused content and further offers child face recognition. Lastly, the device comes with a built-in Bluetooth gateway that will allow Bluetooth-equipped devices to connect with one touch.