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Xiaomi unveils new OLED versions of its premium and 6-series smart TVs

Lei Jun introduces new Mi TVs. (Source: Xiaomi)
Lei Jun introduces new Mi TVs. (Source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi has updated its line of smart TVs today (August 10, 2021) with new OLED-enabled models. This comes with an ultra-high contrast ratio, HDR10+ and "True 10-bit" color on the new 6-series. For those in need of even more premium specs, the new Mi TV OLED 77 model has Harman Kardon-tuned speakers, high-wattage speakers and a new spec in common with the Mi Mix 4.

Xiaomi devoted most of its major product event of today to the long-awaited Mi Mix 4 and Mi Pad 5 series. However, it now offers new tech that might prove ideal extensions of these mobile devices once the user is at home. This is not the least because the OEM's latest TVs are, much like the Mi Mix 4, equipped with OLED screens.

The successors to the Mi TVs 5 do indeed upgrade to this panel type. Xiaomi's CEO, Lei Jun, asserted that they are surrounded with 4.6mm bezels in the new smart screens, for a screen-to-body ratio of 97%. They are rated to cover 98.5% of the DCI-P3 color gamut with a delta-E of about 2 and to achieve a max brightness of 800 nits.

The Mi TV 6 series also adds a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, "True 10-bit" color and DC dimming to its arsenal. Xiaomi has also had them certified for a TUV eye-safety rating, Dolby Vision and official IMAX enhancement. The new Mi TV 77, on the other hand, has all of the same buzz-words, and many more besides.

Xiaomi claims to have developed new "OLED V21" for this top-end model, which comes with extra "Pro" color features such as additional 95% and 100% coverage of the sRGB and BT 709 colorspaces respectively, and delta-Es of about 1.5 under each of these.

Furthermore, the new big-screen flagship is bumped up to 1000 nits of brightness and a 1,500,000:1 contrast ratio. It is also the only new model debuted today to be introduced with a 120Hz refresh rate, which also applies to its MEMC capabilities.

Xiaomi has also added to its potential gaming chops with NVIDIA G-SYNC and an "optimized for Xbox" rating. The Mi TV OLED 77 also offers VRR, ALLM and a 1 millisecond (ms) response rate. The dual HDMI 2.1 device is also the only new TV to be touted in terms of its audio performance, with 70W of 3.1 channel audio power contained within speakers with the same Harman Kardon branding as the Mi Mix 4, as well as support for DTS and Dolby Atmos.

Finally, the Mi TV OLED 77 boasts the same new UWB as the new phablet, which might imply more seamless connectivity and remote-control options between the 2 new devices. As its name suggests, it will be released as just 1 SKU with 8.5GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage to go with its 77-inch screen. It now has an introductory price of 16,999 yuan (~US$2,681), although this may increase to 19,999 yuan (~US$3,084) thereafter.

Similarly, the 55- and 65-inch Mi TV 6 OLEDs will go for 4,999 yuan (~US$771) and 6,999 yuan (~US$1,079). Xiaomi has yet to mention a release outside of China for either of these new and elaborate TVs.

Xiaomi unveils the new Mi TV OLED range. (Source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi unveils the new Mi TV OLED range. (Source: Xiaomi)


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-08-10 (Update: 2021-08-10)