The European brand, Thomson entered the Indian market three months back. Within a short span, it seems to have garnered a good response from the buyers. We have received a press release from the brand, which states that it has sold over 30,000 Smart TVs in 45 days averaging at 5,000 units a week.
Thomson Smart TVs: Record Sales in 45 Days
In the press release, the brand claims to have reached the number one spot in selling TVs online in India. Thomson has launched Pro Series of 32 and Series 40 Smart TVs in the country alongside a dedicated range of non-smart TVs. The brand managed to sell more than 30,000 Smart TVs in three months, which is quite an impressive number for a new entrant.
In a statement, Avneet Singh Marwah, CEO, SPPL, Exclusive Brand Licensee of THOMSON in India, said,“We want to thank everyone for making Thomson the fastest growing smart TV brand in India and for showing trust in us. Customer satisfaction is our foremost priority, and in the future, you will see some more exciting new products from Thomson.’’
The brand also mentions that the collaboration with Flipkart helped it in reaching such sales numbers and also enabled it to reach over fourteen thousand PIN codes across India. Moreover, it also states it has “triggered a stiff price-war with the likes of Xiaomi, Vu, TCL and other brands available on Flipkart.” The press release also mentions how THOMSON is banking on its ‘Make In India’ strategy.
Thomson Smart TVs: Price in India
Thomson announced three smart TVs for the Indian market – 43-inch 4K HDR TV, 40-inch Full HD TV, and 32-inch HD TV. The 43″ UHD 4K (43TM4377) price in India is Rs. 27,999, the 40″ SMART (40TM4099) is priced at Rs. 19,999, and the 32″ SMART(32M3277) is priced at Rs. 13,499. All these three smart TVs had their first sale in India on April 13, 2018. The brand also hosts flash sales on Flipkart, which result in the stock running within a few seconds. All the three smart TVs run Android-based UI.
Thomson LED Smart TVs: Range of Smart TVs, Specifications
The Thomson 43-inch LED Smart TV UD9 (43TM4377) comes with an IPS LCD panel bearing 4K resolution (3840×2160 pixels), and support for HDR content playback. Thanks to the IPS LCD panel, it has wide viewing angles of 178 degrees and maximum brightness of up to 550 nits. It has a refresh rate of 60Hz, 300000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and 6.5ms response time. For audio, the TV has 20-watt bottom-firing stereo speakers (10W x 2) claimed to produce louder sound output. It is powered by an unknown 64-bit dual-core CPUs and Mali-T720MP2 GPU with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi b/g/n, Miracast screen mirroring, 1x Ethernet port, 3x HDMI ports, 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x RF port for cable TV, 1x audio port, 1x headphone port, and 1x digital audio out port. It comes pre-installed with apps such as Netflix, YouTube, and more. Other apps can be downloaded from Aptoide app store.
Both Thomson 40-inch Smart TV (40TM4099) and 32-inch Smart TV feature IPS LCD panel with Full HD 1920×1080 pixels resolution, 450 nits brightness, 60Hz refresh rate, 300000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and 6.5ms response time. Both the units feature 178 degrees wide-viewing angles and 20W bottom-firing stereo speakers. They are powered by a 64-bit dual-core CPU, Mali-450MP3 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of inbuilt storage. Both the TVs come pre-loaded with apps such as Hotstar, Netflix, and YouTube. Users can download more apps from Aptoide store. Connectivity options include 3x HDMI ports, 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x RJ45 Ethernet port, 1x RF port for cable TV, 1x headphone port, 1x audio in port, and 1x digital audio out port.