Xiaomi has grown to become the biggest smartphone brand in India with over 30 percent market share due to its disruptive budget devices. While continues to grow in strengths in the smartphone market, it seems to be eyeing the nascent smart TV market in India now. The company launched in Mi TV 4 alongside Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro in February. It then followed up with two more offerings as part of Mi TV 4A in March.
These smart TV offerings from Xiaomi come with disruptive feature and a price that seems difficult to match for most brands. However, like its smartphones, these televisions from Xiaomi are also proving difficult to buy due to their flash sales model. Since they went on sale, most consumers have reported that it is very difficult to place order for Mi-brand TVs. The company, however, maintains that it is increasing the availability and overall stock of these models.
If you have been trying unsuccessfully to buy Xiaomi TVs then today could be a good opportunity to give another go to buying these televisions. The Mi TV and Mi TV 4A will be available for pre-order at 12PM today via Mi.com, where the product is guaranteed to ship within one week. One of the catch here being that you will need to make online payment and delivery address cannot be changed. As part of pre-order, Xiaomi will be making its 55-inch Mi TV 4, 32-inch Mi TV 4A and 43-inch Mi TV 4A available for pre-order.
Xiaomi Mi TV 4 Specifications and Price
Xiaomi Mi TV 4 was the first smart TV launched in India by the Chinese company and it is being billed as the world’s thinnest LED TV. The Mi TV 4 features a 55-inch 4K HDR display and has almost no borders around the display. It is powered by 64-bit quad-core Amlogic Cortex A53 CPU coupled with 2GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage.
The 55-inch smart LED TV comes with multiple port options including one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, three HDMI port, one Ethernet port, one AV port and connectivity options include WiFi and Bluetooth. The TV comes with two 8W speakers and weighs around 17.8Kg including the base. The 55-inch Mi TV 4 is priced at Rs 39,999.
Xiaomi Mi TV 4A Specifications and Price
Xiaomi Mi TV 4A comes in two screen sizes – 32-inch model with HD ready display and 43-inch model with Full HD display. Both the televisions are powered by 64-bit quad-core Amlogic processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB storage. The difference between the two televisions lies in the size and resolution of their displays.
The 32-inch Mi TV 4A weighs 3.94Kg while the 43-inch model weighs around 7.43Kg. Both the models come with connectivity options like Ethernet and WiFi but lack Bluetooth support. They also include three HDMI port with the 43-inch model offering three USB 2.0 port and 32-inch model offering two USB 2.0 port. They both feature 20W speakers. The 32-inch model is priced at Rs 13,999 while the 43-inch model is priced at Rs 19,999.
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Apart from their disruptive pricing, the Mi TV 4 and Mi TV 4A models run PatchWall UI based on Android. The UI offers an intuitive experience with large tiles sourced from your video source including the set-top box and other streaming platforms. With Mi TVs, consumers can use one remote to control all video sources.