Xiaomi India has revealed via its official Twitter handle that the Mi TV 4 which went on its first sale on Thursday was sold out faster than was expected. According to the post, the Smart TV was sold out in less than 10 seconds on Mi.com. Xiaomi didn’t reveal the number of units made available during the first sale but its next flash sale on February 27 via Mi.com and Flipkart.
Xiaomi on 14-February launched its first TV in India alongside the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro. It’s called the Mi TV 4. The TV is priced at Rs 39,999 and sports a 55-inch 4K HDR panel and TV comes with XIaomi’s own OS called PatchWall. The TV is available on Mi.com and Flipkart. Which go on sale in India for the first time starting tomorrow (22 February 2018).
The Xiaomi Mi LED Smart TV 4 is really, really slim. At its slimmest point the Mi TV 4 measures a mere 4.9mm, a flagship-grade design. The TV does get thick at the bottom and that’s because it’s the bottom where the internals is housed. The TV can be wall mounted or placed on a stand.
This is the first time Xiaomi will conduct a Mi TV sale out of its native market China. The TV was first exhibited during CES 2017 and is the latest in the line-up. The real reason why it is creating a buzz is its price. Everyone expected that Xiaomi’s TV will cost less than what the comparable TVs from Sony, Samsung or LG cost. But no one expected that the Mi TV 4 will be priced at Rs 39,999.
The Mi TV 4 has a 55-inch 4K (3840 x 2160 px) display. The Mi TV 4 supports the 4K resolution and HDR10 and the company says that since more content is produced in HDR10 than Dolby Vision, it will continue to support HDR10. It is powered by 64-bit quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM and 8GB storage along with Dolby audio.
When it comes to connectivity, the TV has 3 HDMI ports (one of them is ARC), two USB ports (1x USB 3 and 1 x USB 2), an Ethernet port, AV input and good old antenna connection as well. The TV only has an S/PDIF port for audio output. If you have a pair of speakers that support Bluetooth, then you can connect them to the TV via Bluetooth.
The smart LED TV comes with a Mi Remote which is equipped with IR emitter and allows you to control other peripherals connected to the device such as a set-top box and Blu-Ray player.
The interface intelligently acquires content from the connected set-top box as well as from video streaming services such as Hotstar, Alt Balaji, Sony Liv, Voot, Hungama Play and more for streaming content right on the TV, without connecting any media device. However, popular content providers like Netflix and Amazon Prime are out of the list.