Alongside the Mi CC9 Pro, Xiaomi has launched the Mi TV 5 and the Mi TV 5 Pro at its event in China today. These come as the successor to the Mi TV 4 and the Mi TV 4X Pro. Both the new TVs bring a vast improvement over their predecessor in terms of display quality, processing power, and design. Here is everything you need to know about these newly-launched TVs.
Xiaomi Mi TV 5 And Mi TV 5 Pro: Price, Availability
The Xiaomi Mi TV 5 comes in three display sizes – 55-inch, 65-inch, and 75-inch. The 55-inch variant costs CNY 2,999 (approximately INR 30,000). The 65-inch variant comes with a price tag of CNY 3,999 (approximately INR 40,000). And the 75-inch variant will set you back by CNY 7,999 (approximately INR 80,000).
The Xiaomi Mi TV 5 Pro is also available in three display sizes – 55-inch, 65-inch, and 75-inch. Xiaomi has priced the 55-inch model at CNY 3,699 (approximately INR 37,000), 65-inch model at CNY 4,999 (approximately INR 50,000), and the 75-inch model at CNY 9,999 (approximately INR 100,000).
The 55-inch variants of the Mi TV 5 and the Mi TV 5 Pro are up for pre-orders, and these will go on sale starting November 11. Xiaomi is yet to reveal the availability details for 65-inch and 75-inch variants of the Mi TV 5 and the Mi TV 5 Pro. The brand hasn’t announced the availability details of any of these TVs for markets outside China.
Xiaomi Mi TV 5: Specifications
The Xiaomi Mi TV 5 uses a 4K resolution screen (probably a VA panel with LED-backlit) for all its display size variants. According to Xiaomi, panels in all variants of the Mi TV 5 cover up to 85% of NTSC color gamut. The TV supports HDR10 playback, and it is capable of playing 8K videos at 24 frames per second by downscaling such videos to 4K resolution. The TV supports Dolby Audio and DTS-HD. However, details regarding the speaker setup in the Mi TV 5 are currently unknown. Xiaomi hasn’t revealed connectivity options either.
Xiaomi has used an Amlogic T972 chipset in the Mi TV 5. All we know right now is that the chipset uses the 12nm fabrication process, and it has four CPU cores. Details regarding the CPU and GPU model are still scarce. Anyway, the chipset is mated to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. In China, the Mi TV 5 comes with PatchWall UI. However, in countries outside China, Xiaomi might replace PatchWall UI with Android TV.
Xiaomi Mi TV 5 Pro: Specifications
The Xiaomi Mi TV 5 Pro, unlike its sibling, uses 4K QLED (Quantum Dot LED) panel for all its display size variants. The QLED technology, in theory, should offer better color reproduction and dynamic range. Although, not by a considerable margin. According to Xiaomi, the Mi TV 5 Pro covers 108% of NTSC color gamut. It can also playback HDR10+ videos, which, the Mi TV 5 can’t. The Mi TV 5 Pro can run 8K videos at 24 frames per second, and it has support for Dolby Audio and DTS-HD. Xiaomi hasn’t yet unveiled the speaker setup of the Mi TV 5 Pro either. There is also no information regarding the connectivity options of the TV, yet.
The Mi TV 5 Pro uses the same Amlogic T972 chipset that is in the Mi TV 5. However, this TV comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. This is the highest amount of RAM and storage capacities I’ve ever seen in a TV. Hopefully, the higher RAM capacity results in smoother performance. The Mi TV 5 Pro comes with PatchWall UI as well, and it might be replaced with Android TV in markets outside China.