After launching its first smart TVs in 2018, Xiaomi has established a dominant position for itself in the Indian market. Earlier this month, the company said it had sold more than 3 million units to date.
Now, the Chinese tech firm wants to attract more eyes by launching TVs under its Redmi brand. Today it launched a trio of 4K TVs under the Redmi Smart TV X Series brand in India starting at ₹ 32,000 ($ 450).
These three TVs, with screen sizes of 50in, 55in, and 65in, support standards such as Dolby Vision, HDR10 +, Dolby + DTS virtual, and HDMI 2.1. Before we talk in more detail about these TVs, let’s take a look at their specifications.
- Screen: 50 inch / 55 inch / 65 inch 4K HDR displays
- Resolution: 3840 x 2160 pixels
- Video: Dolby Vision, HDR 10+
- The audio: 30W downspeakers with Support for DTS Virtual: X, DTS-HD and Dolby Audio; Dolby Atmos Pass via HDMI e-ARC
- Processor: Quad-core processor A55
- RAM: 2 GB
- Software: PatchWall OS with Android TV 10 support
- Connectivity: 2 x HDMI 2.1, 1 x HDMI e-ARC, 2 x USB, 1 x optical, 1 x 3.5mm jack, 1 x Ethernet, dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, Chomecast support
These Redmi TVs offer plenty of modern features with HDMI 2.1, HDMI e-ARC, and Low Latency Mode – all of which are important if you’re using the next-gen Xbox or PlayStation.
e-ARC will also allow you to connect your sound bar or audiovisual system without the need for optical cables. So that you don’t need to play audio on these TV speakers.
My dad owns the first generation Mi TV launched in India, but I’m not a big fan of that first Patchwall system because some apps like Netflix never made it. Fortunately, the new Patchwall has all the major applications. In addition, Android TV 10 supports the installation of other apps.
Redmi’s new offering isn’t too different from what Xiaomi offers under its Mi brand. Two years ago, the company revealed a $ 766 65-inch 4K TV, which featured comparable features for the time. .
It is the classic Xiaomi strategy of flooding the market with similar models under different brands to sell as many units as possible. But it works because smart TVs from established brands like Samsung or LG would cost more for the same size. So if you want all the features on a budget, you’ll head to Redmi TVs or similar offerings.
The Redmi Smart TV X series will be available on Xiaomi’s own site and Amazon on March 26. The 55-inch model costs ₹ 32,999 ($ 454), the 55-inch model costs ₹ 38,999 ($ 537), and the 65-inch model costs. ₹ 57,999 ($ 799).
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Published March 17, 2021 – 09:00 UTC