You may not be able to go to the theatre to watch a movie for the next few weeks, but what if the theatre was at home? Well, a lot of people have home theatres these days, but that's not the story for today. Xiaomi’s sub-brand, Redmi has launched a 98-inch TV in China and it is priced at CNY 20,000 (Rs 2,15,220 approx directly converted). You’d pay about Rs 2,00,000 for a 65-inch flagship OLED TV from brands like LG and Sony. Coming back to the Redmi Smart TV Max, the TV size has led the official website to display dimensions for doors and staircases, so you can take the TV to your house without any problems.
Speaking of the specifications of the Redmi Smart TV Max, it has a 4K resolution with a refresh rate of 60Hz. It claims to cover 85% of the NTSC color space along with support for HDR. The display has Direct LED backlighting with 192 local dimming zones. The TV boasts of a ninth-generation image engine with 20 image-enhancing technologies to enhance your viewing experience. When it comes to audio, the TV has four speakers with support for both Dolby and DTS decoding.
Moving over to connectivity options, the Redmi Smart TV Max has three HDMI ports (one of which is ARC enabled) along with S/PDIF port for audio. It is powered by the Amlogic T972 chipset (4x Cortex-A55, Mali-G31MP2), along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. The TV runs on Xiaomi’s PatchWall UI based on Android which is something we have seen on Xiaomi TVs in India and really like. It isn’t clear whether the Redmi TV will come to India.
Xiaomi TVs running on PatchWall have been available in India for some time now and you can check out our review of the Mi TV 4A Pro here. Kodak recently launched a bunch of 4K Android TVs. You can read about them here. We also have our first TV running on the Fire TV OS. You can check that out here.