Xiaomi has announced its first QLED TV in India. It’s called the Mi TV Q1 (no points for guessing who it competes with) and features a 55-inch 4K panel with support for Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and more. It’s also the first TV in India to ship with Android 10 out of the box. With a bezel-less design and a metal finish, the Mi TV Q1 does look quite premium and is made in India. The TV will be sold across online and offline channels including the Mi Home stores, Flipkart and Vijay Sales.
Mi TV Q1 4K QLED TV price and availability
The Mi TV Q1 4K QLED TV is priced at Rs 54,999, making it the most expensive 55-inch TV by the company in India. It’s only available in the single 55-inch screen size and will take on similar offerings from TCL, OnePlus and more. The TV will be available for purchase starting December 21, 12PM on Flipkart, Mi.com, Mi Home Stores and Vijay Sales offline stores.
Mi TV Q1 4K QLED TV specs and features
The Mi TV Q1 sports a 55-inch 4K VA panel with 3840×2160 pixels. The display stretches all the way to the edges and Xiaomi claims a 96% screen to body ratio on the TV. There’s no metal frame covering the edges. As the name suggests, the Mi TV Q1 is a QLED TV which relies on tiny nanoparticles of various sizes to light up the display. Xiaomi claims better colours and support for 100% of the NTSC and 95% of the DCI-P3 colour space thanks to the technology. On top of that, there’s Xiaomi’s own Vivid Picture Engine which it introduced in the 65-inch 4K TV that launched last year.
The panel supports all major formats including Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10 and HLG. It also supports MEMC function that ensures a smoother frame rate. Xiaomi is offering 14 picture modes.
For audio, there are a total of six speakers including four wide range drivers and 2 tweeters that outputs 30W of sound. Xiaomi claims a sound range of 60Hz to 200KHz and supports Dolby Audio and DTS HD formats.
The Mi TV Q1 QLED 4K TV runs on a MediaTek MTK 9611 SoC which is a quad-core chipset running on ARM Cortex-A55 CPUs. There’s 2GB of RAM and Xiaomi claims a 5ms input lag at 4K@60Hz. The TV runs on Android 10 with Xiaomi’s Patchwall UI on top. Users have the option to switch between the two interfaces.
For connectivity, the Mi TV Q1 comes with three HDMI 2.1 ports and Bluetooth 5.0 BLE. The Patchwall UI also comes with ‘Universal Search’ which supports searching of content across apps. You can simply search for a title to see where it can be streamed from. The OS will also show personalised reccommendations based on user’s preferences. And of course, there’s support for live channels as well.
Like all Android TVs, this also comes with Chromecast built-in, enabling content streaming from smartphones. There’s a dedicated game mode that reduces input lag for a good gaming experience.
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