Xiaomi is all set to unveil its Mi TV 4 in India on February 14, alongside the Redmi Note 5 series. Though the company hasn’t officially confirmed any of this, the Chinese smartphone maker and its online partner, Flipkart, have dropped their fair share of hints. A new product page went live on Flipkart earlier this week that details features of an upcoming Xiaomi product. The Flipkart banner hinted a product would have a slim 4.9 mm body. Since there is no smartphone that fits this description, it can easily be deduced that this will be the Xiaomi Mi TV 4.
Another teaser video shared on the Xiaomi India’s Twitter handle on Monday hints the launch of Mi TV. The video titled “#WhatIsThat” shows a slim profile of what seems to be a large display. The video, however, doesn’t provide hints towards which variant of the Mi TV to expect on Wednesday.
Xiaomi Mi TV 4 was first showcased by the company at CES 2017 and could become its first smart TV to launch outside China. The Mi TV sports a 4.9mm ultra-thin frameless metal body and comes in three screen sizes: 49-inches, 55-inches, and the largest being 65-inches. It is unclear which TV size Xiaomi will pick for the Indian market.
As for the specifications, the Mi TV 4 features a 4K panel along with HDR10 support. It also has a quad-core 64-bit flagship TV processor, Dolby and DTS dual audio decoding. The 65-inch display variant also has a Mi TV Bar consisting of the mainboard and a sound system, which supports Dolby Atmos for better sound technology.
The Flipkart page also talks about all new intelligent OS and Lightning fast processor. It remains to be seen whether Xiaomi will introduce the Mi TV 4 as an Android TV. The Mi TV in China instead comes with company’s own PatchWall UI, which relies on AI to serve up accurate and smart recommendations based on your viewing preferences.
There is no information on the pricing of the TV, but Flipkart's “Easy on the pocket" claim suggests that it would be a competitive price to take on the market leaders like Samsung and LG. The pricing for Mi TV 4 in China starts at Yuan 3,499 (Rs 35500 approx) for 49-inch version and Yuan 3,999 (Rs 40,000 approx) for the 55-inch version.
It will be interesting to see which version Xiaomi launches in India and at what price point. The launch is set for 12 PM on February 14, and more information on pricing and availability can be expected then.