Xiaomi announces Mi TV 2S: 48 inches, Android Lollipop, and 4K for 2,999 yuan


Xiaomi has finally unveiled the mystery product we’d all been waiting for. While recent photos pointed to a TV set, Xiaomi gave nothing away until the big announcement.

The Mi TV 2S builds on the 40 and 55-inch models offered by Xiaomi in the Mi TV 2, but finds a sweet display size between the two Mi TV 2 models (48 inches). The 48-inch Mi TV 2S, however, matches the 40-inch and 55-inch Mi TV 2 models in terms of similar specs: 4K video playback at 60fps, a quad-core Cortex A17 CPU, Mali T760MP4 GPU, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 8GB of internal storage, HDMI 2.0a (an update to the Mi TV 2’s HDMI 2.0), USB 3.0, and doing so by way of an MStar 6A928 SoC (the same as last year’s Mi TV 2 models).

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There are differences between last year’s Mi TVs and this year’s Mi TV 2S. Xiaomi decided to make its Mi TV 2S thinner than last year’s Mi TV 2 models, and updated the Mi TV 2S to Android 5.0 Lollipop. The company also provides a 4K display with this model, as opposed to the Full HD (1920 x 1080p) screen resolution of the 1,986 yuan, 40-inch Mi TV 2 and the 55-inch TV with a 4K resolution that was priced around 4,997 yuan. The new Mi TV 2S will cost around 2,999 yuan. And, last but not least, you can get the Mi TV 2S in a variety of colors: gold, green, blue, and pink. Xiaomi boasts that its new Mi TV 2S model has better screen resolution and quality than even Samsung displays, and the company’s 9.9mm thin profile that has been showing up in pictures with the letter “PK” can now be displayed proudly.

The Mi TV 2S is designed with the younger generations in mind, and will go on sale in China. Xiaomi says it’s working with PPTV, Youku, BesTV, and other content providers to give good deals to Mi TV 2S buyers who would love nothing more than to see excellent content that capitalizes on their 4K viewing experience.

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44 Comments

  1. molfetamina
    July 16, 2015

    woooow, really thin!!

  2. MaxPower
    July 16, 2015

    so what that PK was supposed to mean?

    • Jason45
      July 16, 2015

      PK is just a word that is used in China to express that it is better than something.

      • MaxPower
        July 16, 2015

        thanks

    • Babidi
      July 16, 2015

      I thought PK means “Pain in the cracK” :p

      • MaxPower
        July 16, 2015

        😀

  3. Robert Kurowski
    July 16, 2015

    Will it bend?

  4. mikey
    July 16, 2015

    measure a tv is like a phone…….. measure it on his thickest point….
    sorry …. not 5mm

    • Rob
      July 16, 2015

      They have measured it like a phone, hence the 9.9mm! A lot of phone manufacturers claim an ultra thin device and they like to quote the thinnest part rather than the widest part (usually where the camera sensor is).

      • mikey
        July 16, 2015

        than i would be the first manufacture of the thinnest TV and smartphone,,….but with a verry big bezel and a sharp edge.

        what counts for me is that if I buy a thin tv , it have to be a thin tv on my wall.
        and not a frame standing 15cm of my wall.
        I tought it was samsung who made a hardware box separate of his frame connected with an verry thin flat cable .

  5. Adam Irvine
    July 16, 2015

    Andi! Sell these from the GizChina shop and ship them from the EU warehouse?

    For a ‘small’ profit???

    😛

  6. kolakao
    July 16, 2015

    what’s the best way to get it in EU??

    • Monotrema
      July 16, 2015

      no way

  7. slartiblart
    July 16, 2015

    How do I buy this and get it to the UK without paying tax??

    • Jason45
      July 16, 2015

      That’s impossible. A large device like this will be noticed immediately by your customs and paying tax is almost a certainty. Don’t even forget that a TV can be broken during transport.

      • slartiblart
        July 16, 2015

        I was thinking to disguise it as a wallpaper and put it into a jiffy bag and post it by China mail.

        • Jason45
          July 16, 2015

          A wallpaper does not weight more than 10kg and you can’t hide the fact that the transport package containing the TV is very large and thus very noticable by the customs. They usually pick very large packages/boxes, because the chance that a very large package has a product inside that is less than a certain amount (where you don’t have to pay tax) is not large.

          Of course, there is still a chance that you don’t have to pay tax (because customs can’t check all the packages), but I think that it is not very large. You still have the risk that your TV is going to be broken during transport.

          Because the TV weights a lot, you still have to pay a very large sum of transport costs.

          • slartiblart
            July 16, 2015

            What if I break the TV in small part and ship it to myself in bits? Or walk with it from China to the UK? Or pretend it’s a unique piece of art that belongs to me and get away with tax?

  8. jolu
    July 16, 2015

    It would be awesome if there was a reasonable price/way to get this into the EU or any other part of the world. I really want 2 of these :p

  9. molfetamina
    July 16, 2015

    woooow, really thin!!

  10. MaxPower
    July 16, 2015

    so what that PK was supposed to mean?

    • Jason45
      July 16, 2015

      PK is just a word that is used in China to express that it is better than something.

    • MaxPower
      July 16, 2015

      thanks

    • Babidi
      July 16, 2015

      I thought PK means “Pain in the cracK” :p

    • MaxPower
      July 16, 2015

      😀

  11. Robert Kurowski
    July 16, 2015

    Will it bend?

  12. mikey
    July 16, 2015

    measure a tv is like a phone…….. measure it on his thickest point….
    sorry …. not 5mm

    • Rob
      July 16, 2015

      They have measured it like a phone, hence the 9.9mm! A lot of phone manufacturers claim an ultra thin device and they like to quote the thinnest part rather than the widest part (usually where the camera sensor is).

    • mikey
      July 16, 2015

      than i would be the first manufacture of the thinnest TV and smartphone,,….but with a verry big bezel and a sharp edge.

      what counts for me is that if I buy a thin tv , it have to be a thin tv on my wall.
      and not a frame standing 15cm of my wall.
      I tought it was samsung who made a hardware box separate of his frame connected with an verry thin flat cable .

  13. Adam Irvine
    July 16, 2015

    Andi! Sell these from the GizChina shop and ship them from the EU warehouse?

    For a ‘small’ profit???

    😛

  14. Guest
    July 16, 2015

    what’s the best way to get it in EU??

    • Monotrema
      July 16, 2015

      no way

  15. slartiblart
    July 16, 2015

    How do I buy this and get it to the UK without paying tax??

    • Jason45
      July 16, 2015

      That’s impossible. A large device like this will be noticed immediately by your customs and paying tax is almost a certainty. Don’t even forget that a TV can be broken during transport.

    • slartiblart
      July 16, 2015

      I was thinking to disguise it as a wallpaper and put it into a jiffy bag and post it by China mail.

    • Jason45
      July 16, 2015

      A wallpaper does not weight more than 10kg and you can’t hide the fact that the transport package containing the TV is very large and thus very noticable by the customs. They usually pick very large packages/boxes, because the chance that a very large package has a product inside that is less than a certain amount (where you don’t have to pay tax) is not large.

      Of course, there is still a chance that you don’t have to pay tax (because customs can’t check all the packages), but I think that it is not very large. You still have the risk that your TV is going to be broken during transport.

      Because the TV weights a lot, you still have to pay a very large sum of transport costs.

    • slartiblart
      July 16, 2015

      What if I break the TV in small part and ship it to myself in bits? Or walk with it from China to the UK? Or pretend it’s a unique piece of art that belongs to me and get away with tax?

  16. jolu
    July 16, 2015

    It would be awesome if there was a reasonable price/way to get this into the EU or any other part of the world. I really want 2 of these :p

  17. Gary
    July 17, 2015

    Still a good deal, even with taxes… but shipping costs and damages risks ?

  18. Guest
    July 17, 2015

    Still a good deal, even with taxes… but shipping costs and damages risks ?

  19. Roberto Tomás
    July 17, 2015

    are they 4:4:4 capable?

  20. Roberto Tomás
    July 17, 2015

    are they 4:4:4 capable?

  21. July 18, 2015

    In this third world, 1080p is more that enough. To see you tube videos in 720p we need to let the video load while taking coffee.

  22. Elisha Bentzi
    July 18, 2015

    In this third world, 1080p is more that enough. To see you tube videos in 720p we need to let the video load while taking coffee.