Xiaomi has been releasing new versions of the Mi TV 4 series in India for over three years now while China has already moved over to the Mi TV 5 series. Maybe somebody at Xiaomi took notice and hence, at next week’s launch, Xiaomi is finally bringing the Mi TV 5 series to India. The first model will be called the Mi TV 5X and Xiaomi is promising big upgrades to picture as well as audio quality. Also Read - Redmi Smart TV 32-inch, 43-inch with Android 11 launched in India, price starts at Rs 15,999
The Mi TV 5X seems to be based on the Mi QLED TV series, especially with its narrow bezel-less design. The TV will have a metallic frame similar to the QLED models and also borrow the far-field mic setup from the 75-inch QLED TV. Xiaomi is also teasing Dolby Atmos audio, an updated PatchWall experience, and a faster new chipset. There’s no mention of the sizes yet. Also Read - Best smartphone deals on Amazon, Flipkart today: Xiaomi Mi 11X, Poco X3 Pro, Moto G40 Fusion, more
Mi TV 5 series to debut in India finally
With Xiaomi’s budget sub-brand Redmi also venturing into the smart TV business lately, these new Mi TV models could be more expensive. The Redmi TV X series spans from Rs 39,000 to Rs 63,000, and it is expected that Xiaomi could command a premium over these models. Also Read - Mi Notebook Ultra Review: The best work laptop under Rs 80,000?
Alongside the Mi TV 5X, Xiaomi is also launching a couple of IoT accessories at the August 26 event. There’s the much-awaited successor to the Mi NoteBook 14 Horizon Edition launching at this event. Xiaomi has so far teased a 16:10 aspect ratio, Intel processors, a 3K display, and a metal unibody design. The laptop is expected to be priced competitively against the recently launched Realme Book Slim in India.
Then there’s the Mi Smart Band 6, which itself is a notable upgrade over the Mi Smart Band 5 from last year. The basics remain the same but some key features get a much-needed upgrade. The tracker finally gets the SpO2 sensor to track blood oxygen saturation along with heart rate monitoring and the usual step counting. Most importantly, a larger 1.5-inch display extends to the edges of the tracker’s face.