Xiaomi and LeEco are taking their smartphone rivalry to a new category of smart televisions. During an event in Beijing on Tuesday, Xiaomi unveiled two new smart TV models in its existing range of Mi TV 3s series, which compete directly against LeEco's existing smart TV portfolio.
Two new Xiaomi Mi TV 3s models have 55 and 65 inch screens with ultra-sleek design and a metal body for a premium look. The 55-inch Mi TV 3s is priced at ¥3,499 (roughly Rs 34,900), while the larger 65-inch model costs ¥4,999 (roughly Rs 34,900).
Speaking of the specs, both televisions are based on Android platform and feature a 4K resolution display and are powered by a 64-bit Amlogic T966 processor, which has four Cortex cores clocking at 1.8GHz, paired with 2GB RAM and 8GB eMMC storage. The 65-inch model has a Samsung display panel, while the 55-inch variant uses a LG IPS display.
Both Xiaomi Mi TV 3s models have a fine design, with an anodised aluminium alloy frame, which has an embossed double 45-degree diamond cut, and dons a brushed aluminium back panel. The television is quite sleek, measuring just 9.9mm at its thinnest point and 37.6 at its thickest.
The two new Mi TV 3s models support Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, HDR and the OpenGL 3.1 standard. There are four integrated speakers and an external sound bar with Dolby and DTS level decoding. Xiaomi also boasts that its new TVs are the world's first TV system with AI as they have a new Patch Wall puzzle interface and Mi Brain, which is Xiaomi's machine learning based recommendation engine.
Xiaomi did not reveal the TVs availability in India, as they are currently limited to the Chinese market. Stay tuned for updates.