Xiaomi has released two 4K TVs this week dubbed as Mi TV 4A and Mi Full Screen TV 4A Pro. If you’re into budget 4K TV, you may want to consider the former which retails for CNY 1999(~P14K) only. But if you want the latest and (nearly) greatest, the latter has a 75″ display that can playback 8K videos for CNY 5999(~P43K). Compared to Samsung and LG TVs, that’s still a lot less expensive. Both TVs are going to be available in China starting on April 9. We hope the two will arrive in the Philippines just like the previous models.
Starting with Mi Full Screen TV Pro, it’s a 75″ LCD 4K TV with HDR10 support. Through the use of Amlogic SoC that features A55 quad-core CPU and Mali-G31 MP2 GPU, the performance is claimed to be 63% better and up to 55% more power-efficient. Due to the new SoC, the TV is capable of playing back 8K videos. All 8K TVs use 4K upscaling since there’s no 8K content right now, so having an 8K video playback on a 4K screen is essentially the same thing. Build-wise, Xiaomi isn’t calling this one “Full Screen” for nothing. The 97% screen-to-body ratio and aluminum alloy frame leave nearly no bezels on three sides.
As for the Mi TV 4A, it’s still a 4K TV but with a smaller 60″ screen size and the lack of HDR support. It uses a slower but still capable Amlogic chipset with lower-clocked quad cores and Mali-450 MP3 GPU. It runs on PatchWall which is the AI companion of Xiaomi TVs, along with built-in XiaoAI Ai Assistant. While the TV lacks the technology to improve picture quality, it does come with Dolby Audio.