Xiaomi will accept pre-orders of four of its products today (April 20, 2018): Redmi 5A, Mi TV 4A, and Mi TV 4 55-inch. The smartphone and the three Mi TVs models will go on pre-order through the company’s website Mi.com. You can pre-order the Xiaomi Redmi 5A, Mi TV 4 55-inch, Mi TV 4A 43-inch, and Mi TV 4A 32-inch through Mi.com starting 12PM today.
Redmi 5A, Mi TV 4, Mi TV 4A: How Does Pre-Order Work?
If you were wondering how is a pre-order different from flash sale, let us explain you. Buying any product through flash sale requires you to try your luck as you fight with millions of other consumers who try to purchase the same products while stocks are limited. Pre-ordering the item, however, makes sure that the order is placed whether or not stocks are available.
The order will be shipped as and when the product comes back in stock in the company’s warehouse. There’s one catch, though. You need to pay for the pre-order through credit and debit cards in the pre-order process because cash on delivery isn’t available. If you change your mind, you can cancel the pre-order anytime before the item is shipped.
Redmi 5A: Price in India, Specifications, Features
The Redmi 5A (review) has an aluminium body with metal back and glass front. It has a 5-inch IPS LCD screen with HD resolution (720×1280 pixels). It runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat based MIUI 9 interface, and uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor. It is available in two memory variants, one with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, and the other with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. There’s a microSD card slot for storage expansion. The 16GB variant is priced at ₹5,999, while the 32GB variant is priced at ₹6,999.
It has a 13MP camera at the rear, featuring phase-detection autofocus, ƒ/2.2 aperture, LED flash, and Full HD 1080p video recording. The front-facing camera has a resolution of 5 megapixels, and features ƒ/2.2 aperture. It features a dual-SIM card slot, 4G LTE, VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast, GPS, Bluetooth 4.1, IR Port, microUSB port, and a 3.5mm headphone port. It comes packed with a 3000mAh battery, and is available in four colours: Dark Grey, Gold, Light Blue, and Rose Gold.
Mi TV 4 55-inch: Price in India, Specifications, Features
The Mi TV 4 55-inch (review) is not only the thinnest LED TV, but also the cheapest 55-inch 4K HDR TV in India. It uses a 55-inch IPS LCD panel from LG with LED backlighting, 178-degree viewing angles, 60Hz refresh rate, and 8ms response time. It has dual 8-watt stereo loudspeakers as well as Dolby Audio and DTS HD audio decoding. The Mi TV 4 55-inch uses a quad-core Amlogic processor, 2GB RAM, and 8GB storage to run Android based PatchWall UI. The PatchWall UI fetches content from apps like ALTBalaji, Flickstree, Hotstar, Sony LIV, Sun NXT, TVF, Viu, Voot, and Zee5 and displays them in a common UI.
Wireless connectivity features of the Mi TV 4 include Wi-Fi b/g/n (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and Bluetooth 4.0 LE. Its wired connectivity features include 1× RJ45 ethernet port, 3× HDMI 2.0 ports (1 port is compatible with ARC), 1× USB 3.0 port, 1× USB 2.0 port, Antenna port, 1× AV port, and 1× S/PDIF out port. It comes with a Bluetooth based remote control, which can control not only the Mi TV 4 but also the set-top box. The company has programmed it to work with most set top boxes in India. The Mi TV 4 55-inch is priced at ₹39,999 in India.
Mi TV 4A 43-inch: Price in India, Specifications, Features
The Mi TV 4A 43-inch is a trimmed down variant of the Mi TV 4. It uses a 43-inch IPS LCD panel with Full HD resolution, 178 degree viewing angles, 60Hz refresh rate, and 6.5ms response time. The TV uses 20W stereo speaker setup, which is louder than the dual-8W stereo speaker setup on the Mi TV 4. It is compatible with DTS audio decoding while playing back content. The Mi TV 4A 43-inch uses a quad-core processor from Amlogic, 1GB RAM, and 8GB internal storage. It uses the same PatchWall UI as that of the Mi TV 4.
Connectivity features include dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, 1× RJ45 ethernet port, 3× HDMI ports, 3× USB 2.0 ports, 1× AV port, 1× S/PDIF port, 1× headphone out port, and 1× RF antenna port. It comes with the same Bluetooth based One Remote that is bundled with the Mi TV 4, and it can control both Mi TV 4A and the connected set-top box. You need to buy the set-top box to Mi TV 4A connection cable separately, though. The Mi TV 4A 43-inch is priced at ₹22,999 in India.
Mi TV 4A 32-inch: Price in India, Specifications, Features
The Mi TV 4A 32-inch is a smaller variant of the Mi TV 4A 43-inch, and apart from the smaller screen size and lower resolution, not much is different between the two smart TVs. The Mi TV 4A 32-inch uses a 32-inch LED backlit IPS LCD screen with HD resolution, 178-degree viewing angles, 60Hz refresh rate, and 6.5ms response time (grey-to-grey). It uses the same dual-10W stereo loudspeaker setup as that of the Mi TV 4 43-inch, and is compatible with DTS audio decoding. It runs Android based PatchWall UI with the help from a Amlogic processor (1.5GHz quad-core Cortex-A43 CPU + ARM Mali-T450MP3 GPU), 1GB RAM, and 8GB internal storage.
The Mi TV 4A 32-inch comes with a Bluetooth based One Remote that can control the TV as well as the connected set-top box. The company has made it to work with the most popular set-top boxes in India such as Airtel Digital TV, Dish TV, Sun TV, Tata Sky, and others. It features single-band Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 1× RJ45 ethernet port, 3× HDMI ports (one port featuring Audio Return Channel), 2× USB 2.0 ports, 1× AV port, 1× RF antenna port, 1× S/PDIF port, and 1× headphone out port. The Mi TV 4A 32-inch is priced at ₹13,999 in India, and will be available for pre-order today at 12PM.