Just a while ago, we got Xiaomi’s Mi TV 4X and 4A Pro in Nepal. Today, the company has unveiled the world’s first mini-LED TV on the global stage — it’s a huge 82-inch TV that can be a substitute to cinemas. The TV arrives in two variants, one has a 4K resolution and is called Mi TV Master and the Extreme Edition has an 8K resolution — that’s four times more pixels than the 4K.
It’s a 10-bit panel with HDR10, Dolby Vision, 98% DCI-P3 color gamut, and HLG support. The peak brightness of the screen sits at 2,000 nits and has a contrast ratio of 400,000:1.
While LEDs and OLEDs have been around for a while, what’s so special about the “Mini LED” is that it’s an advanced local dimming solution with 960 zones. Each zone has 16 LEDs attached to custom controllers, which can control their brightness in 4,096 steps.
Powering this heckuva TV is a Novatek 72685 chipset (4GB RAM and 256GB storage) that has two Cortex-A73 cores and two A53, while for graphics there’s Mali-G51 MP4 GPU. The TV supports 5G networks and the AI engine is capable of running 22 picture quality algorithms.
There are also retractable speakers out of which two are 20W bass, two low-frequency, two medium frequency speakers, and two tweeters.
Pricing of the Mi TV Extreme Edition is at an eye-watering CNY 50,000 (~$7,350).
The normal Xiaomi Mi TV has no 8K resolution but it still has that 82-inch panel. The TV has a 10-bit screen with a 93% DCI-P3 color gamut and a 120Hz refresh rate.
Unlike the Extreme Edition, this one offers 240 local dimming zones with 4,096 levels of brightness. At the peak, the TV offers 1,000 nits brightness with a 140,000:1 contrast ratio. The TV comes with HDMI 2.1 port which is a sweet spot for 4K 120Hz input — possibly will come handy with the next-gen consoles. At the helm here is the MediaTek 9650 chipset. It’s a quad-core CPU Cortex-A73 cores and Mali G52 MC1 GPU.
As for the price, this one’s bit toned-down. The Xiaomi Mi TV Master TV will go on sale at CNY 10,000 (~$1,450), which a steal for a TV with an 82-inch screen.
Both TVs will come with MIUI for Smart TVs with multiple content providers right out of the box.
These TVs will go on sale starting October 21 only in China. As for Nepal, while we have got two Mi TVs in the market recently, the launch of these beasts is out of our thoughts.