Xiaomi has launched the Mi Tv 4A Horizon Edition in India. It is available in 32-inch and 43-inch screen sizes. The TVs bring with them an HD and FHD resolution, respectively. The biggest unique feature of the Horizon Edition is the bezels on the front of the TV. The Horizon Edition brings with it a near bezel-less design when compared to the rest of the 4A family of TVs under Xiaomi’s umbrella.
Speaking of Xiaomi’s TVs, users now have more options in the 32-inch and 43-inch screen sizes. Xiaomi has the Mi TV 4A Pro 32-inch priced at Rs 12,999, and then we have the Mi TV 4A Horizon Edition priced at Rs 13,499. In the 43-inch screen size space, there is the 4K Mi TV 4X priced at Rs 24,999 and the Mi TV 4A Pro priced at Rs 21,999 and the new Mi TV 4A Horizon Edition priced at Rs 22,999.
Speaking on the launch Eshwar Nilakantan, Category head for TV at Mi India said, “At Mi India, we are constantly working towards providing the best hardware and software. Having sold over 4 million units till now, we not only understand the requirements of Indian consumers but have also taken significant steps to address their need; by offering customizations and solutions best suited for our Mi Fans and consumers.”
Eshwar goes on to say, “With people consuming more content lately, Mi TV Horizon Edition series aims to bring in a cinema-like experience at home. With the new bezel-less design, we are confident that these TVs will enhance and enrich users' binge-watching experience.”
As mentioned above, the Mi TV 4A Horizon Edition is available in two screen sizes. We have a 32-inch TV with a 1368 x 768p resolution and a 43-inch TV with a FHD 1920 x 1080p resolution. Both the screen sizes bring with them Xiaomi’s Vivid Picture Engine Technology, 20W stereo speakers with DTS-HD surround sound, Quad-core Processor + Mali-450 Graphics, 1GB RAM + 8GB storage, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2.
When it comes to connectivity options, both the screen sizes support three HDMI ports, two USB ports, Ethernet connectivity and 3.5mm connectivity. What the 43-inch TV has but the 32-inch TV lacks is S/PDIF.
The TVs also come with Xiaomi’s minimalist remote control with hotkeys for Netflix and Prime Video. It also has a Google Assistant button.
The Mi TV 4A Horizon Edition is running on Xiaomi’s PatchWall UI and the TVs also give you access to Android TV. With Android TV you get access to features like the Play Store to download apps, Google Assistant, Chromecast and more. With PatchWall, the TV brings with it “deep integration of 23+ Content Partners including Netflix, Prime Video, Hotstar etc., content from 16+ languages and a number of unique features”.
Xiaomi’s unique features include a universal search feature which lets users find shows and movies on all the possible platforms without launching the particular streaming service. It also has a Kids Mode with a parental lock to help restrict content not suitable for kids.
Curated lists help people discover content they may have otherwise ignored. The UI has curated lists like Celebrity Watchlist, India Top 10 Today, Collections, lists as per regional languages/genre and more.
Another feature added to the Mi TV Horizon Edition is the Mi QuickWake that wakes the TV up in 5 seconds. This essentially means that the TV doesn’t shut down but goes into sleep or rest mode so it can wake up when the user presses the power button.
The TVs also bring with the Data Saver to help consume less bandwidth if you have an internet connection with a limited data cap.
The 32-inch Mi TV 4A Horizon Edition and the 43-inch Mi TV 4A Horizon Edition are priced at Rs 13,499 and Rs 22,999 respectively. The 32-inch TV will be available on mi.com, Mi Home and Flipkart on 11th Sep at 12 PM. The 43-inch TV will be available on mi.com, Mi Home and Amazon on 15th Sep at 6 PM.
Both these TVs will be available across all Mi Stores, Mi Studio and offline partner stores soon.
Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.