Xiaomi recently launched its two new smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 5s and Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus. Smartphones are the successor to the Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone that was launched by the company earlier this year. Both the Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus smartphones will go on sale from Thursday, 29 September via flash sales on JD.com and Mi.com. Now, along with these smartphones, company also launched new variants of its Mi TV 3S television.
The new Android-based smart televisions from the Xiaomi features an ultra-thin form factor and comes in an all metal body. The 65-inch variant has been priced at CNY 4,999 (approx US $749 or INR 49,800), while the 55-inch variant has been priced at CNY 3,499 (approx US $524 or INR 34,900). A Home Theatre edition was also launched, priced at CNY 5,999 (approx US $890 or INR 59,200). The company alongside also unveiled the Lei Shi KTV wireless microphone, to be used with the TV. Priced at CNY 599 (approx US $90 or INR 5,980), it is powered by the Cirruslogic CS47L35 professional audio processor.
Xiaomi claims that the Mi TV 3S is 9.9 mm at its thinnest point, and 37.6 mm at its thickest. It features an anodized aluminium alloy frame, which the company says bears an embossed double 45-degree diamond cut. It bears a brushed aluminium back panel, evidently beautifying it for those rare occasions where the television will be viewed from behind.
The 65-inch variant features a Samsung display panel that comes with 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) resolution and NTSC 85 percent colour gamut. The 55-inch variant features a LG IPS display panel with the same 4K resolution. Both the TVs are powered by a 64-bit Amlogic T966 processor (four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz) and a quad-core Mali-T830 GPU. Both the Smart TVs comes with 2 GB RAM, and 8 GB internal eMMC storage.
Xiaomi Mi TV 3S includes a Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth v4.0 connectivity. It can display 4K content at 60 fps with the H.265 hardware decoder to which Xiaomi says the television is powered by its fifth generation image quality engine, supports HDR, and the OpenGL 3.1 standard. There are four speakers for the standard independent sound system including a sound bar, while the company is also touting Dolby and DTS hardware-level decoding. The Mi TV 3S Home Theatre Edition bears two 2.25-inch rear surround speakers, a sound bar, and a sub-woofer.