Xiaomi has launched another variant of Mi TV 4A in China. This time it is a 40-inches model with an Artificial Intelligence-powered voice system. The Chinese smartphone maker has been promoting the launch event using various tags like #SwitchToSmart, #SwitchToStyle and more recently, #SwitchToAmazingSound.
Priced at CNY 1,699 (USD269 or GBP 195), the Mi TV 4A comes with Xiaomi’s own PatchWall OS, which is built on Android. For those unaware, the company also recently launched a HDR enabled Mi Smart LED TV 4 in 55-inches in India. Incidentally, this launch is quite significant for MI’s Indian fans as the company appears to demonstrate the same type of initiatives it has implemented in the smartphone industry by launching several devices.
The 64-bit 1.5GHz Amlogic L962-H8X processor powered 40-inches device comes with a full HD screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels paired with 750MHz Mali 450 GPU with 1GB RAM. In addition, the set is armed with Dolby sound option and 1GB RAM coupled with 8GB storage.
Further, the TV has WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 along with 2 HDMI ports (along with Bluetooth-based voice control via the remote), 2 USB ports, 1 Ethernet port, two 8 watt speakers and weighs 6 kg without the stand. So what this means is that can users will be able to use the remote with built-in mic to give commands such as "shut down" or "fast forward" and so on.
Industry pundits believe the Beijing-based electronics and software provider could perhaps launch the device in India as well as of late it has been teasing the launch of a low-cost TVs in the country. And if it does, it could be as soon as on March 7. So Indian MI fans, keep your fingers crossed.