Xiaomi has made affordable 4G smartphones accessible to a large part of the Indian population, especially with its Redmi sub-brand. After establishing itself as a successful smartphone brand in India, Xiaomi has reinvigorated the local smart TV market. With their great value for money smart TV, Xiaomi has now established itself as a major player in the smart TV ecosystem in India and is now shifting its focus to primarily budget smart TVs. Now, Xiaomi is launching a more premium QLED TV – the Mi QLED TV 4K 55 – that comes with Android 10, HDMI 2.1 and a profitable price of ₹ 54,999.
QLED or quantum dot light emitting diodes actually use LCD panels backlit by an LED strip along with one of the edges. Compared to regular LED backlit LCD displays, QLED displays use an additional layer of quantum dots and this helps to produce richer colors and better contrast. The term was popularized by Samsung but has now been adopted by a number of other brands including TCL and OnePlus. The new Mi 4K QLED TV competes with the OnePlus premium QLED TV we reviewed last year.
As the name suggests, the Mi QLED TV 4K 55 uses a 55-inch panel and features thin bezels and a 96% high body screen. The edges of the TV are coated with sandblasted metal with diamond edges. From the front, the design looks quite similar to the Mi TV 5 series but with visible nuances for differentiation.
In terms of picture quality, the Mi QLED TV sports 4K resolution along with support for HDR10 + and Dolby Vision. Xiaomi claims that the TV display covers 100% of the colors in the NTSC color gamut. While the refresh rate is 60Hz, the TV supports “Reality Flow,” which is Xiaomi’s marketing term for MEMC, a technology that smooths video content shot at 24 or 30 frames per second (fps) by interpolating with frames. artificially generated. Unlike the OnePlus TV, the Mi QLED TV lacks local dimming. However, it features ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) and automatically switches to game mode when it detects a console such as Xbox Series S or Sony PS5.
In terms of audio, the TV has 6 speakers including 4 full-range drivers and 2 tweeters with a total audio output of 30 watts. The company says that each of the drivers uses large 1-liter echo chambers for better resonance and stronger audio output. The TV also receives support from Dolby Audio for supported content.
In terms of software, Mi QLED TV runs on Android 10 for Android TV and is among the first TVs to receive the latest update. Additionally, the TV uses the latest version of Xiaomi’s proprietary content discovery platform – PatchWall 3.0 – as an alternative to the stock Android TV launcher.
For I / O, the TV has three HDMI 2.1 ports with eARC support, optical audio out, two USB ports, an Ethernet port, a headphone jack, an antenna port, and RCA ports for legacy multimedia devices. It comes with a Bluetooth remote that has an inline microphone for voice commands and dedicated hotkeys for Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
Price and availability
The Mi QLED TV 4K 55 will be available in India for ₹ 54,999 (~ $ 750).
It will be available on Mi.com, Flipkart, Mi Home, Vijay Sales and other offline stores starting December 21st. Consumers who shop with an SBI credit card can take advantage of a 10% discount on Flipkart.
Mi QLED TV 4K 55 specifications
|Specific||Mi QLED TV 4K 55|
|I / O and connectivity||
|Interface||PatchWall 3.0 along with the Android 10 based Android TV UI|