Xiaomi Mi TV 4 has been announced in India for Rs 39,999, as expected earlier. This brings us to the first ever Xiaomi TV launch outside of their home turf in China. The Mi TV 4 goes on sale on Mi.com and Flipkart starting February 22, 2018. It was announced shortly after Xiaomi announced two new handsets – the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro – in India.
Xiaomi claims the Mi TV 4 to be the world’s thinnest LED TV at 4.9mm. It has a 55-inch 4K display with support for HDR10 content. It has two front-firing speakers compatible with Dolby Atmos audio technology. It also flaunts a frameless design, which is modular, making it possible for keeping motherboard and sound system separate from the display.
The company has also joined hands with several video-on-demand services like TVF, Voot, Hotstar and more, with over 500,000 hours of content, out of which more than 80 percent of the content is claimed to be free. More details are awaited on that front. But what manages to grab the attention here is the integration of what they call ‘Patchwell’. It’s a deep learning AI based TV system.
From what it appears, Patchwell seems to understand your preferences and classifies content accordingly using machine learning. PatchWell is also said to be the first Smart TV OS in the world to connect to set-top boxes, letting users switch to their favourite TV channels or shows in a matter of clicks.
Powering Mi LED TV 4 is an Amlogic quad-core processor combined with Mali-T830 graphics. It has 3 HDMI ports, 2 USB ports (3.0+2.0) and Ethernet port. In addition to that, the set of connectivity options include Dual-Band Wi-FI and Bluetooth 4.0 to connect wireless headphones or other Bluetooth peripherals.
It supports several regional languages including Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Malayalam, Punjabi and more. And we can’t wait to put it to test ourselves and share more details.