TCL plans to bring its 2020 8K & 4K QLED AI Android TV series to India in June. In conversation with TCL India's GM, Mike Chen we learned that new product launches were pushed back because of the ongoing pandemic. We now know that TCL plans to launch its TVs in India in June 2020. The TVs in question here are QLED TVs and both 4K and 8K variants will come to India. The TVs that will come to India will be Android TVs. It will be interesting to see the features and specifications that these TVs bring.
Back at CES 2020, we had the chance to check out the TCL QLED TV 8K X915. The X915 is TCL’s flagship X series available in 75- and 65-inch sizes. It features an 8K, Quantum Dot Display Technology (QLED panel) along with support for Dolby Vision HDR and IMAX Enhanced. IMAX Enhanced is something we saw on the 2020 Sony and LG TVs at CES and it is great that the two heavyweights in the TV business will see competition from TCL in the premium space. The X915 also boasts of Local Dimming Technology.
As you can see from the video, the TV comes with an external soundbar so there is no compromise on the audio from the TV. The soundbar is designed by Onkyo and boasts of support for Dolby Atmos. The TV also features a retractable built-in camera, which will ascend and descend automatically when prompted. The TV also boasts of 8k upscaling, Far-field Voice Control, and it runs on Android.
It isn't clear if the TV will support the features of HDMI 2.1 like eARC, variable refresh rate, 4K at 120Hz, Auto Low Latency Mode, etc. but we should know soon. e aren't sure if the X915 will be the one that comes to India, but we can hope.
At CES TCL showed off a bunch of 4K TVs as well. Some with HDMI 2.1 and some without. You can catch their details here. The only TVs available in India that support HDMI 2.1 are the flagship TVs from LG such as their OLED and NanoCell TVs. You can check our review of the LG C9 here.
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