Update (13th April, 2018 @ 3:00PM): All three variants of the newly launched Thomson TVs went out of stock on Flipkart after today’s flash sale. Next sale date for the TVs is 18th April, 2018, and the sale will happen at 12 PM.
Thomson has re-entered the Indian TV market nearly 15 years after it left the country. The company has launched three new TVs for the Indian market – 32-inch HD Smart TV, 43-inch Full HD Smart TV, and a 43-inch 4K UHD Smart TV. All the three models run on the Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system and ship with the Aptoide store to allow users to download their favorite apps. Thomson will be selling its Smart TVs in India exclusively on Flipkart via the flash sale method. The first flash sale will begin exactly at 12 PM IST today.
Thomson LED Smart TVs: Price in India, Offers
The most affordable of the three models is, of course, the 32-inch model. Thomson LED Smart TV B9 32-inch has been priced at Rs.13,499, making it significantly more affordable than many of its rivals. It is also Rs.500 cheaper compared to the 32-inch Xiaomi Mi TV 4A. Next, we have the 40-inch Thomson LED Smart TV B9 that costs Rs.19,999. It takes on the 43-inch Xiaomi Mi LED TV 4A, which is priced at Rs.22,999 in India. Finally, we have the 43-inch Thomson LED Smart TV UD9 with a 4K UHD panel. The TV has been priced at Rs.27,999, making it one of the most affordable 4K TVs on the market currently. While Xiaomi doesn’t sell a 43-inch 4K TV in India, the 55-inch Mi TV 4 4K TV (full review) is priced at Rs.39,999. Unfortunately, there are no exciting launch offers available on these new Thomson televisions. Flipkart is only offering a 5% discount with Axis Bank Buzz credit cards. However, the maximum discount per card is capped at Rs.200. You will also get free installation and wall mount with all the models.
Thomson LED HD Smart TV B9 32-inch (32M3277): Specifications, Features
The Thomson LED Smart TV B9 32-inch comes with an HD Ready 1366 x 768 resolution Samsung panel that is claimed to have 178-degree viewing angles, 6.5ms dynamic response time, and an impressive 450 nits peak brightness. Its Smart TV chops are powered by an ARM Cortex A53-based processor with a Mali-450MP3 GPU. The TV includes 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Connectivity wise, the 32-inch model offers built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 802.11b/g/n, 3x HDMI ports, 2x USB 2.0 ports, and 1x Ethernet. Miracast Connectivity is supported as well, allowing you to wirelessly transfer or share content from your smartphone or tablet. Supported media formats include MP3, WMA, AC3, MPEG2, and MPEG4 (H.264). While Thomson hasn’t tied up with many streaming content providers just yet, the TV does come with YouTube, Hotstar, and Netflix apps. The company is also promising multi-language content with Showbox. For “refined vocal clarity”, the 32-inch Smart TV packs dual 10W speakers.
Thomson LED Full HD Smart TV B9 40-inch (40TM4099): Specifications, Features
The 40-inch LED Smart TV from Thomson is equipped with a 1920 x 1080 Full HD Samsung panel claimed to offer 178-degree viewing angles, a 6.5ms dynamic response time, and the same 450 nits peak brightness as the 32-inch model. Similar to the 32-inch model, the 40-inch Thomson Smart TV features an ARM Cortex A53 64-bit processor with a Mali-450MP3 GPU, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of onboard storage. It is no different from the 32-inch model in the connectivity department either. Video formats supported by the TV include AVI, MPG, DAT, VOB, DIV, MOV, MKV, and RM. Rest of the key features remain identical to the 32-inch model.
Thomson LED Ultra HD Smart TV UD9 43-inch (43TM4377): Specifications, Features
The 43-inch LED Smart TV from Thomson features a 3840 x 2160 4K Ultra HD resolution IPS panel sourced from LG with claimed 178-degree viewing angles and 550 nits peak brightness. Thomson also claims the TV comes with HDR Ready-adapted technologies. Since it is a more premium model compared to the 32-inch and 40-inch models, Thomson has equipped it with a more powerful dual-core ARM Cortex-A53 based 64-bit processor with a multi-core Mali-T720 GPU. When it comes to memory, however, the 43-inch model is identical to the smaller models. Some of the other key features that it shares with its more affordable siblings include 20W speakers, Miracast Connectivity, and an RF capable remote control. All three models also come with a Sports Mode that is claimed to improve your live sports viewing experience. They also include an SD card reader.