Following today's Mi Pad tablet announcement, Chinese firm Xiaomi also took the wraps off its second smart TV, dubbed the Mi TV 2. It's a 49-inch Android-powered set with a 4K display resolution and a CN¥3,999 price tag — that's a little over $640. However don't get too excited just yet, as it's reportedly unlikely to venture outside of China anytime soon.
The 3D-capable panel is contained in a 6.2mm aluminum bezel, and is just 15.5mm thin — so thin, in fact, that the sound system has been split out into a separate sound bar and subwoofer. On the inside, it's powered by a MediaTek MStar 6A918 — a 1.45GHz quad-core chip with 2GB of RAM, backed up by a Mali-450 MP4 GPU. There's 8GB of storage built in, expandable via microSD by up to 64GB. On the software side, it's running a customized version of Android with Xiaomi's MIUI TV interface.
And Engadget reports that Bluetooth LE-based remote controls the TV, and there's the capability to make the remote beep if you lose it, eliminating a common frustration with older IR-based units.
All that sounds like a great deal for the asking price, but there are apparently no plans for a wider international Mi TV 2 rollout anytime soon. Chinese buyers, however, will be able to place pre-orders from May 27.
Source: Xiaomi, Engadget