Amazon has launched its own TV under the AmazonBasics brand. The TV is called the AmazonBasics Fire TV Edition 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV. As the name suggests, the TV runs on the Fire TV UI we first saw on the Onida TV (review) and recently on the Akai TV. The TV is currently available in 50 and 55-inch screen sizes, but it is expected to be available in 43 and 32-inch screen sizes as well. The 50 and 55-inch variant are 4K TVs with support for HDR 10 and Dolby Vision. The 32-inch TV expected to launch later will be an HD ready TV with SDR support. There will be two TVs in the 43-inch screen size. One 4K with support for HDR and one Full HD variant.
As mentioned above, the TV is currently available in 50 and 55-inch screen sizes and the apart from the screen sizes, the specifications of the two TVs are largely the same. When it comes to connectivity options, both screen sizes bring with them 3 HDMI 2.0 ports and 2 USB ports one of which is USB 3.0. The TV also has 20W of sound output and support for Dolby Atmos. Coming to the display, the TV has a 4K panel with support for HDR 10, HDR 10+, HLG and Dolby Vision.
When it comes to the UI, the TV has the same UI found on the Fire TV Stick which will be familiar to those that have used a Fire TV Stick. The TV comes with Alexa built-in giving you voice controls on the TV along with the ability to control your Alexa enabled home appliances.
Moving over to the remote control, it looks like the Fire TV stick remote control but comes with some added buttons. You get the standard power, navigation, voice and playback buttons found on the Fire TV Stick remote control. In addition, you also have the volume rocker, and a button to change the channels. You also have a mute and settings button as well. There are dedicated hotkeys for Netflix, Prime Video and Amazon Music.
The 50-inch AmazonBasics Fire TV Edition TV is priced at Rs 29,999 while the 55-inch variant is priced at Rs 34,999. Both the models are available on Amazon. While the 43 and 32-inch variants of the TV are teased, there is no pricing or availability for them yet.
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