Update: 22 December 2020, 1:45 PM: The price of the 55-inch Hisense Tornado 4K TV has been revealed. the TV has an inaugural price of Rs. 44,990. The TV will be available for sale on Amazon, Flipkart, Reliance Digital and TataCliQ starting 24th Dec 2020. There is no information as to how long the inaugural price of the TV will last.
Original Story: Hisense has announced a new TV in their portfolio for India. The Hisense Tornado (A73 series) will be available in 55 and 65-inch screen sizes and will be made in India. The 55-inch variant of the TV will be available starting December 24 while the 65-inch variant will be available Q1 2021.
“The insights of a detailed consumer research showed that the Indian consumer seems to be dissatisfied with the sound quality of LED TVs. Crystal clear sound and slim LED TVs never go hand-in-hand thus making the consumer want to connect external audio devices for a better sound experience. This is why Hisense has stepped in to exclusively satisfy the Indian market with our Tornado 4K Series that perfectly balances stylish design and pure, powerful sound. We have partnered with the JBL 6 Speaker System to deliver unbelievably clear sound,” said Mr Rishi Tandon, COO Hisense India.
Coming to the features and specifications of the Hisense Tornado (A73), as we mentioned above, the TV will be available in 55 and 65-inch screen sizes. The TV will support a 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) along with support for HDR 10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.
The unique thing about the Hisense Tornado TV is the sound output from the TV. The TV brings with it 6 speakers 4 full-range drivers and 2 high-frequency drivers. This gives the TV a sound output of 102W. The speakers on the TV are powered by JBL. Despite the large sound from the TV, it appears as though the TV has a relatively slim profile. It will be interesting to see how the audio technology has been implemented on the TV. While we have seen Nokia TVs power by JBL sound (review) and the recently launched Nokia TV with Onkyo sound, we have also seen the OnePlus Q1 launched in 2019 feature a retractable soundbar.
Coming to some of the other features of the Hisense Tornado, the TV features Ultra Dimming technology and it runs on Android TV 9 out of the box. With Android TV, you get access to the Google Play Store along with accesso to popular streaming services. The TV also comes with a voice-enabled remote control. For connectivity, the TV has 3 HDMI ports and 2 USB ports.
We had a chance to review the Hisense A71F a while back. We reviewed the 55-inch variant of the TV and you can check out our review here. In other news, it looks like Xiaomi is working on a made in India QLED TV. You can learn the details of the TV here.
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