The first Redmi branded TV was announced on Thursday in China and will be available for CNY 3,799 which translates to about Rs 38,000, directly converted. The TV will be available in one size only - 70-inches and there is no information whether the TV will be available outside China. The TV is simply called the Redmi TV 70. Coming to the features and specifications of the TV, it has a 70-inch screen size that supports 4K and HDR. The TV is powered by a quad-core 64-bit Amlogic SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The Redmi TV 70 runs on the company's PatchWall UI which is based on Android. All of Xiaomi’s TVs available in India run on PatchWall and the TVs currently available in India give consumers the option to run either on Stock Android TV or the PatchWall UI.
Coming back to the Redmi TV 70, the TV has dual-band Wi-Fi, and supports Bluetooth 4.2. For connectivity, the device has three HDMI ports, two USB ports, along with an AV input. The TV will also come with a Bluetooth enabled voice-controlled remote control. The Redmi TV 70 will go on sale in China from September 10. Pre-orders for the TV began on August 29. It isn't clear whether the TV will be available internationally, but looking at the number of TV brands launching products in India, it is likely that the TV will hit Indian shores.
Speaking of Indian shores, we have a number of brands selling budget TVs such as Xiaomi, Metz, TCL, iFFALCON, Metz, Shinco and more. All these brands are sporting LED-backlit TVs with TCL venturing in the QLED space as well. When it comes to OLED TVs, only Sony and LG are selling OLED TVs in India. These, of course, sell for a premium. It looks like that is about to change. METZ is all set to launch its first OLED TV in India and we hope it breaks the Rs 1,00,000 entry barrier for an OLED TV.