Mi TV 4, Mi TV 4A Flash Sale Today on Flipkart, Mi Store at 12 PM: Price in India, Offers, Specifications, Features

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It is that time of the week again when two models of the hugely popular Mi TV 4 and the Mi TV 4A series go on their weekly flash sale. The TVs are set to go on sale today at 12 pm on both Mi’s own website as well as Flipkart. This will be the second sale of the Mi TV 4 since Xiaomi decided to hike its price by Rs.5,000 a few days ago. The price hike, which was also observed on the Redmi Note 5 series was attributed to rise in import costs and to make sure more units of the devices are available for purchase during each flash sale. Note that the prices of the Mi TV 4A series have not been hiked and only the price of the most expensive Mi TV 4 model – the 55-inch version – sees a jump from Rs.39,999 to Rs. 44,999.

Let us now take a quick glance at the specifications and features of the Mi TV 4 and the Mi TV 4A series.

Mi TV 4: Specifications, Features

Currently, the Mi TV 4 (Review) is the flagship offering from Xiaomi in India as far as its TV lineup is concerned. In India, the company sells only the 55-inch version of the TV. This TV comes with a VA LCD panel and has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels (4K Ultra HD) and has support for HDR content as well. The display has a refresh rate of 60 Hz and has a wide 178-degree viewing angle. The response time is just 8ms (typical). The Mi TV 4 is also widely touted to be the world’s thinnest LED TV and has a very thin profile with the side panel measuring just 4.9mm. The bezels of the TV are also very thin giving it a near frameless appearance.

Under the hood, the TV uses a quad-core Amlogic processor, coupled which integrates 2GB of RAM and 8GB of eMMC storage. The TV uses Xiaomi’s own PatchWall interface which is based on Android.  The company has tied up with several content providers in India and offers more than 500,000 hours of content from streaming services such as Hotstar, Sony LIV, ALT Balaji, SunNXT, ZEE5, Hungama Play, and Voot. As far as connectivity is concerned, the TV supports 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0 ports, 1x AV, 1x S/PDIF out, 1x Ethernet, and 3x HDMI ports. Wireless connectivity is comprehensive as well with support for Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0.

Mi TV 4: Price in India, Offers

As mentioned earlier in this article, Xiaomi has hiked the price of the 55-inch version of the TV by Rs.5,000. The current price of the TV stands at Rs.44,999. The reason for the increase as explained by Xiaomi officially is that they need to ramp up supply to meet the incredibly high demand for the TV. To ensure this happens, they will need to import a significant amount of PCBAs. The company’s current local production capacity of PCBA’s is restricted at this point and cannot ramp up more before the end of Q3 2018. Additionally, since there has been changes to the track structure on PCBA imports, Xiaomi has seen the production cost of the TV rise in the past few months.

For those interested in a discount, you can use Mobikwik to avail a “flat 15%” cash back on the Mi TV 4, up to a maximum of Rs.2,000 when paying using Mobikwik. There is also an offer wherein customers can avail cashback within 45 days equivalent to interest amount on purchase of the Mi TV 4 with Cardless EMI option. Apart from these offers, users will also get the Mi IR cable with the TV for free till 31st May 2018. Those paying with cards can use their Axis Bank Buzz credit card holders on Flipkart to avail a 5% extra discount up to a maximum of Rs.200 per card.

Mi TV 4A: Specifications, Features

Moving on to the Mi TV 4A series, these TVs are available in two screen sizes here in India. The entry-level version is a 32-inch model while the pricier version has a screen size of 43-inches. The 32-inch model boasts of a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and boasts of a 60 Hz refresh rate, 6.5ms response time, and 178-degree viewing angles. Connectivity options on the TV include 2x USB 2.0, 1x AV, 1x Earphone Out, 1x Ethernet, and 3x HDMI ports. The 32-inch model lacks Bluetooth support but does come with support for Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.

The 43-inch Mi TV 4A gets a full HD panel (1920 x 1080 pixels). The refresh rate and the response times, however, remain the same at 60 Hz and 6.5ms respectively. The viewing angle is also identical to other Mi Tv models at 178-degree. The 43-inch model gets 3x USB 2.0, 1x AV, 1x Earphone Out, 1x Ethernet, and 3x HDMI ports. Both the 32-inch and 43-inch models are powered by the quad-core Amlogic processor with a maximum clock speed of 1.5 GHz. Both of them ship with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage. Being a Xiaomi, both of them come with the PatchWall Smart TV interface and come with an IR remote as well.

Mi TV 4A: Price in India, Offers

As of now, Xiaomi has not announced any sort of price hike for both the affordable Mi TV 4A series models. You can buy the 32-inch Mi TV 4A for Rs. 13,999, while the 43-inch model is still priced at Rs.22,999. As far as offers are concerned, you can avail an instant cashback of Rs.2,200 as part of the JioFi offer on both the TVs. The cashback will be credited back to Jio users in the form of 44 cashback vouchers worth Rs.50 each in the MyJio app. Do note that you will need to purchase a standalone JioFi device in order to avail this offer and then recharge it with a value of either Rs. 198 or Rs.299. You will also need to enrol for the Jio Prime Membership plan.