Now all that remains is for the marketing department to devise a more suitable naming scheme.
Xiaomi’s product line of consumer electronics includes TVs, laptops, speakers, and even an electric scooter. The company is best known in the West for its smartphone products and innovative ideas. With the release of the 34-inch Xiaomi Surface Display and the 23.8-inch Xiaomi Monitor, this lineup is now expanded to include gaming displays.
On the surface, it would appear that Xiaomi’s Mi Surface Display is not designed for gamers, but its smooth, angular-free design comes with a 144Hz display and a 4ms GTG response time. The 34-inch LCD utilizes AMD’s FreeSync technology to enable a variable refresh rate and covers 121% of the sRGB color space.
The monitor has a resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels and is designed for multimedia consumers who want to immerse themselves in the screen’s cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio and 1500R curvature. The panel is supported by height- and tilt-adjustable stands with minimal bezels (2mm on all three sides). The Mi Surface Display is anticipated to include a DisplayPort and multiple HDMI inputs for connectivity.
The second model simply referred to as the Xiaomi Monitor, is a rather basic variant with a 23.8-inch 1080p display and a fixed stand that only permits angle adjustment. Aside from the single HDMI port on the back and the OSD buttons below the frame, as opposed to the back, as is the case with its larger sibling, little else is known about this monitor at this time.
This week, both monitors will be available in China at an attractive price.
The premium Mi Surface Display will cost 2,500 ( $312) or 1,999 ( $282) if pre-ordered, while the smaller variant will reportedly retail for 699 ($99). It is unknown whether Xiaomi will sell these monitors in the United States or Europe.