Smart TV segment in India is growing with every passing day and that's the reason behind brands like OnePlus, Motorola and Honor are stepping into the game. Xiaomi re-defined the Smart TV segment in India last year when it introduced affordable TVs running PatchWall UI on top of Android TV platform. Panasonic' sub-brand Sanyo today introduced three new Android TVs in India under the Kaizen series. The screen sizes of these three TVs are 49-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch and the prices start at Rs 29,999. The 65-inch Sanyo Kaizen Smart TV will be available at just Rs 55,999 on Amazon India, starting October 20. These new models from Sanyo will take on the recently launched Mi TV models from Xiaomi. To recall, the 65-inch Xiaomi Mi TV is priced at Rs 54,999, so Sanyo's model is just Rs 1,000 pricier.
Sanyo Refreshes Kaizen 4K Android TV Lineup in India
Aforesaid, the Sanyo Kaizen XT-49A082U comes with a 49-inch 4K display, Kaizen XT-55A082U and XT-65A082U also feature 55-inch and 65-inch 4K panels, respectively. Panasonic says these Android TVs extend superior viewing experience with large screens. Sanyo also confirmed that these new Kaizen range of 4K Android TVs come with IPS SuperBright LED display, Dolby Visio, Dolby Audio and DTS TruSurround. The company is also claiming bezel-less design for all the new TVs it launched today.
All three TVs run on Android TV 9.0 software and features built-in Chromecast for content casting via mobile phones. Also, the new range integrates official Netflix app and voice search capabilities into the remote, allowing users to simply ask their TV to get the job done. For the unaware, Netflix requires every Television brand to add a dedicated button on the remote to quickly fire up the app and the new Kaizen TV remote features the same.
Besides the dedicated Netflix button, the remote also sports a Google Assistant button that provides AI voice interaction and users can control the TV through voice commands. Adding to the features, the new series boasts superior 20W box speakers with Digital Signal Processing, Dolby Digital, and DTS TruSurround, which promises to deliver superior sound quality.
Sanyo did not claim any custom interface running on top of Android TV platform, but the stock Android TV interface is pretty much a safe bet. Also, these TVs may come bundled with other apps like Hotstar, ZEE5 and so on. If they do not come with these apps, users can head over to the Google Play Store and download from over 3000+ apps for free.
Sanyo Kaizen 4K Android TVs Prices in India
Sanyo has launched a total of three TVs in India today and all of them will be exclusive to Amazon India. The Sanyo Kaizen XT-49A082U can be picked up for Rs 29,999, Sanyo Kaizen XT-55A082U will retail for Rs 34,999, and lastly, the Sanyo Kaizen XT-55A082U can be picked up for Rs 55,999. They will be available for purchase starting October 20, 2019.
The price of the 55-inch model is really on the lower side as even Xiaomi is selling a 55-inch TV with a 4K panel around Rs 40,000. Panasonic has managed to beat Xiaomi and the company is also claiming it has over 450 service centres across the country to solve every customer's issues. It will be interesting to see how these TVs perform in real-life and how Panasonic provides after-sales service. Do you own any Sanyo Smart TV? If yes, let us know your experience in the comments section below.