Amidst all the hype of the world’s first 64MP camera smartphone launch, Redmi also debuted its first-ever smart TV in China today. The Redmi TV, as it is called, is priced super-aggressively with an RMB 3,799 price tag ($531, Rs 38,000) and comes in a single 70-inch model for now. To put that into perspective, Honor’s recent 50-inch model powered by its own HarmonyOS will retail for the same price in the country.
Coming to the technical aspect, the 70-inch model has a 60 percent larger display and of the 4K HDR variety which is a very attractive proposition at that price indeed. That is helped on the software side with a sixth-generation Picture Quality Engine and is powered by Amlogic quad-core 64-bit processor clocked up to 1.5GHz. That CPU is assisted by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. For a good sound experience, there’s Dolby Audio as well as DTS-HD audio. You also get 3 HDMI, 2 USB ports, and Dual-band WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac along with Bluetooth 4.2.
The software, as usual, is PatchWall and there’s a baked-in voice assistant for remote control just like Xiaomi’s TVs. We’re expecting Redmi to announce other models of the TV as well now as part of the company’s vision to diversify its portfolio into other smart home ecosystem products.