After its EV, Xiaomi announces a Budget 1080p Projector with a $112 Price Tag

Xiaomi’s knack for building virtually every conceivable gadget under the sun – from smartphones to electric vehicles – shows no signs of slowing down. Just last week, they made waves with the announcement of their SU7 electric car, and now they’re aiming to transform our living rooms with the Xming Q3 Neo projector (not to be confused with Realme’s Q3 phone or their Neo TWS earbuds). This latest offering from Xiaomi, in collaboration with Xming, is designed to bring a premium home cinema experience at an astonishingly affordable price of 799 yuan (approximately $112).

Designers: Xiaomi & Xming

The Xming Q3 Neo projector, equipped with an advanced LCD projection system named Photon X, promises to enhance image quality while tackling common issues like light leakage and dust accumulation. It boasts a native 1080p resolution, 230 ANSI lumens brightness, and a 1000:1 contrast ratio, ensuring that visuals are not just sharp but also vivid and detailed.

Xiaomi’s ecosystem integration shines here, as the Q3 Neo seamlessly connects with its Mi Home IoT ecosystem, effectively becoming a smart home hub. This connectivity allows users to easily control various smart home devices directly through the projector. Additionally, the projector doesn’t skimp on audio, featuring a dual 3W speaker system for an immersive audio experience.

On the connectivity front, the Q3 Neo supports Wi-Fi 6 for a stable and fast internet connection and Bluetooth 5.0 for compatibility with various devices. Even for its budget, it comes equipped with features like automatic keystone correction, autofocus, auto image obstacle avoidance, and auto screen alignment, all contributing to a hassle-free setup experience.

The projector runs on the upgraded FengOS 3.0, offering access to over 100,000 content sources. It includes a TikTok-inspired algorithm for personalized recommendations, a new sports channel for live events, and a variety of other content genres, enhancing the overall viewing experience. Given Xiaomi’s product track record, who knows what they’ll announce next… maybe a Xiaomi-branded popcorn machine to go with the projector??