The Xiaomi Mi Reader features a 6 inch E INK capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels at 212 PPI. It has a front-lit display to read at night. Underneath the hood is a Allwinner B300 1.8 GHZ quad core processor, 1 GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Powering and transferring data is done via USB-C. It has Bluetooth 5.1, WIFI and is powered by an 1,800 mAh battery. It reads TXT, EPUB, PDF, DOC and XLS files. The OS is Android 8.1 and has a custom launcher. The dimensions are 159.2 x 116 x 8.3mm and tips the scales at 178 grams.
This device is only available in China, but there is an English firmware build that some users have created and they provide a step by step process on how to make this device, not only English, but a myriad of other languages too. They add the ability to sideload in apps and even bundle in an app store. Without this update, this is just a basic Chinese e-reader with limited functionality, unless you speak Chinese and want to buy ebooks.