Xiaomi launches the new Mi TV 4X series
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Xiaomi has launched a new series of Android TVs in India. They are known as the Mi TVs 4X, and come in 43- to 65-inch SKUs. They are based on IPS panel sourced from LG that offer 10-bit images, 88% of the NTSC color gamut and a 1200:1 contrast ratio. The OEM claims to have augmented them with chips for a Vivid Picture Engine (for bright, accurate colors) and RealityFlow (or MEMC for reduced blur in fast-moving content).
The 4X series, like many other Xiaomi devices, runs the latest version of the Android TV OS based on Pie (9.0). It is overlaid with the PatchWall 2.0 UI. This newer version brings tweaks such as Light Theme, and also offers access to "extensive" 4K content. This ranges from the usual apps such as Netflix to region-specific providers such as JioCinema.
These TVs also offer 20-watt speakers, which consist of dual 2.25-inch woofers and smaller runway tweeters. They are enhanced with Dolby Audio and DTS-HD. The 4X line is powered by a 64-bit Amlogic quad-core A55 SoC (with a Mali-450 GPU) and 2GB of RAM. They also have 16GB of fixed storage. Each Mi TV 4X comes with the option of floor placement with the requisite legs in the box; alternatively, there is a 4-point wall mount.
The Mi TV 4X starts at INR 24999 (~US$349) for the 43-inch variant. The 55-inch SKU will go for 29999 ($420), whereas the 65-inch model - which is also now the largest Android TV on the market in India - will cost INR 54999 ($767). They will be released for sale through Mi.com and Amazon.in on September 29, 2019.
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